the universe of possibilities

hai kahaan tamanna ka doosra qadam ya rab
ham ne dasht-e-imkaan ko ek naqsh-e-pa paaya

– ghalib

lord, where shall desire step forth now?
for the whole universe of possibilities
is merely a footprint of mine

dasht: forest
imkaan: possibility
naqsh: impression

the mystic in ghalib rises forth above the pain and anguish of his poetry. he speaks from a soul so large that all possibilities of the universe seem merely a footprint, and all desire, only a desire for the unknown.

~ by tdcatss on March 5, 2019.

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