NOT THE TIME FOR SIGHS (Translation of Ghalib's ghazal)

All goblets are rare for the loving drinker,

It is not Jamshed's prized one* that I have long for!

My beloved thinks I am fine, that I am not afflicted,

If only she knew it's her loving gaze that heals me!

Let's see what good I derive from human idols,

A minstrel predicts this year is good for me.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

In Ghalib's original ghazal the goblet of Jamshed is mentioned because the Persian king's cup possessed miraculous powers. Ghalib makes a subtle and yet beautifully sarcastic comment in his verse saying that the goblet he has is dearer to him than Jamshed's.

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