A ghazal is a collection of couplets (shers or ashaar) which follow strict rules, for example: every ghazal must have a matla. A matla is the first sher of a ghazal, and both lines of the sher must end in the radeef, the word or phrase that is repeated at the end of the second line in every couplet.

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Ravi Kopra

Here is my version of the translation which I believe is what the poet wanted to convey.  Your final version seems to have lost the flavour of the original Urdu ghazal.

I had a feeling I’d be a failure earlier
I still think I will as I thought earlier

Desires remained unfulfilled, I’m old with wrinkles now
Wounded heart remained hidden in my chest earlier

Tears now come to my eyes for anything
I used to be too calculating earlier

A thorn seems to have been pulled out of my heart now
Tears used to flow my eyes earlier

The gathering these days are just show off
We used to meet in good faith earier

My thoughts seem like frozen now
I used to be fiery in speech earlier

My loneliness now never leaves me
It never was like this earlier

Devi Nangrani

It is a source of inspiration to read Kashwar ..
A wonderfully woven thought in words



younus khayyal


Muhammad Hassan

Dear, it is a nice poem, i realy loved it.

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