Taverns are open again

From talks with Mirza: Hindi-Urdu poetry with translation

From Mirza Ghalib 1988 movie

आओ मिर्ज़ा, बैठें दो बातें करें
फिर ये शाम है देती दस्तक
फिर ये मैखाना खुला है

आएँ हैं बड़ी दूर से
अब तो शाही भी दग़ा देती है

पैरों की चोटों पे ना जाओ मिर्ज़ा
सीनें के निशानों का सुनो
क्या गुज़री हम पे, ये अफ़साना सुनो

वैशाली

Come Mirza, let’s sit, let’s talk
Dusk is again here knocking
Taverns are open again

I have come from far
Even my ink betrays me now

Don’t go by the wounds
of my feet Mirza
Hear of the scars of my heart

Vaishali

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