|Talash Hai Ek Aise Shakhs Kee,|
Jo Aankhon Mein Us Waqt Dard Dekh Sake;
Jab Sab Log Mujse Khete Hain,
Kya Yaar Hamesha Hansti Rehti Ho!
|Aaghosh Mein Mehkoge Dikhai Nahi Doge;|
Tum Nikhat-e-Gulzar Ho Hum Parda-e-Shab Hain!
Nikhat-e-Gulzar = Fragrance of garden
Parda-e-Shab = Veil of night
|Hain Aur Bhi Duniya Mein Sukhan-War Bahot Achhe; |
Kehte Hain Ki 'Ghalib' Ka Hai Andaaz-e-Bayan Aur!
|Padh Raha Hun Main Ishq Ki Kitab Ai Dosto;|
Agar Aa Gayi Smajh Ishq Ki To Bewafaon Ki Khair Nahi!
|Mitti Mein Hoti Hai Pakad Mazboot Pairon Kee;|
Sangmarmar Par Aksar Maine Logon Ko Fisalte Dekha Hai!
|Khwahishon Ka Kafila Bhi Ajeeb Hi Hai;|
Aksar Wahin Se Guzarta Hai Jahan Raasta Na Ho!
|Jaan Tum Par Nisaar Karta Hun;|
Main Nahi Jaanta Dua Kya Hai;
Maine Maana Ki Kuch Nahi Ghalib;
Muft Haath Aaye To Bura Kya Hai!
I sacrifice my life for you,
I never knew what prayer is.
I concede that Ghalib is nothing,
If it comes free, what's the harm in it?
|Main Ek Zarra Bulandi Ko Chhune Nikla Tha;|
Hawa Ne Tham Ke Zamin Par Gira Diya Mujhko!
|Udaan Walo, Udaanon Pe Waqt Bhaari Hai;|
Paron Kee Abki Nahi, Haunslon Kee Bari Hai!
|Haan Aye Falak-e-Pir Jawan Tha Abhi Arif;|
Kya Tera Bigadta Jo Na Marta Koi Din Aur;
Tum Maah-e-Shab-e-Char-Duham The Mere Ghar Ke;
Phir Kyon Na Raha Ghar Ka Woh Naqsha Koi Din Aur!
Yes, you Ancient sky! Arif was still young,
What would you lose, if he had not died untill some other day.
You were the full moon of my home,
Why could not that design remain until some other day.