📍Red Fort Archeological Museum
📰 Dec 2016 :
Verses by Bahadur Shah Zafar - The Last Mughal Emperor of India.
He was a prolific Urdu poet and calligrapher.
The Ghazal in photo translates as below :
No repose in this despoiled land
Who has ever felt fulfilled in this futile world?
The nightingale complains about neither the sentinel nor the hunter
Fate had decreed imprisonment during the harvest of spring
Tell these longings to go dwell elsewhere
What space is there for them in this besmirched heart?
Sitting on a branch of flowers, the nightingale rejoices
It has strewn thorns in the garden of my heart.
I asked for a long life, I received four days
Two passed in desire, two in waiting.
The days of life are over, evening has fallen
I shall sleep, legs outstretched, in my tomb
How unfortunate is Zafar!
For his burial not even two yards of land were to be had, in the land of his beloved.
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