Sunday, February 23, 2014

The steed of life is in motion, who knows when it will stop - A couplet by Mirza Ghalib

Reading a beautiful Ghalib poem comparing life to a horse:

Ghalib on Life:
rau meñ hai raḳhsh-e ʿumr kahāñ dekhiye thame
ne hāth bāg par hai nah pā hai rakāb meñ

The steed of life is in motion, who knows where it will stop
Hands are not on the reins, nor are feet in the stirrup