The Rose with its redolent petals by Mirza Ghalib (1797 - 1869) Timeline
English version by Riaz Ahmad
Original Language Urdu Muslim / Sufi
The Rose with its redolent petals The Water lily with its robe of virgin white These have surely come to us in transmigration Of but a few of those Endowed with sublime beauty and grace. Some embrace death to sprout again But most, forever, in dust remain.