A Ghazal of Ghalib (Translation by Sunil Uniyal)
Come, Beloved, no peace I'm having
I can't endure anymore this waiting
The gift of heaven in lieu of this life
Is a hangover after all drinking
Tears force me out of your party
I regret, I can't control my weeping
If the heart's without joy, there's no meaning
If the rose doesn't bloom, there's no spring
Ghalib, you've taken an oath against drinking
But nobody is sure that you'll be keeping !
Sunil Uniyal ( born 1953-) is a poet and translator based in New Delhi, India. He has been writing haiku and poems for over thirty years and many of these have appeared in e-journals like Muse India, Kritya, AHA Poetry, Poetica Magazine, Sketch Book, Notes From the Gean, A Hundred Gourds and Haiku Dreaming Australia. His work in translation includes, The Target is Behind the Sky -Fifty Poems of Kabir, brought out by the Low Price Publications, Delhi in February 2012.