My heart is not interested – (Poet) Bahadur Shah Zafar

What pleasure can the heart know in this derelict city


Who has found fulfillment in this mortal world


Having asked for long life, I brought back four days


Two passed away in yearning and two in waiting


Tell these desires to go and settle down elsewhere


There is little room in this so tainted heart


How ill fated is that for “Zafar” even for his burial


Was not granted two yards of earth (for his grave) in the land of the beloved

— Bahadur Shah Zafar

Translation reference:

http://impression-first.blogspot.com/2012/11/lagta-nahii-hai-dil-mera-with-english.html

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