O MY LOVELORN HEART! (Translation of Ghalib's ghazal)

O my lovelorn heart! What is it that ails you?

Is there a panacea for your aches and misery?

I long for my beloved while she ignores me,

O Almighty! Why this indifference? Do tell me!

When there is none as Your equal, then O my Lord God

What is all this fuss that I witness around me?

My life do I offer, trust me O my adored one,

To love you is worshiping I sincerely tell thee.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This is a translation of one of Mirza Ghalib's famous Urdu ghazals. It was rendered into English by me way back in the 1980s.

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