For Mirza Ghalib


When I plucked out my eyes and gave her
They say the moon shone for two days, brighter


Ghalib, when I gifted her glass bangles
her laughter sounded like it was tinkling


In the side alley, where the dirty water was flowing
there I found her couplet and loved it better than mine
It was full of anxiety that I would leave her
But when I kissed her in the dank, moonlit night
my kiss was better than her shayari, O Ghalib!


Ghalib & Koshy

Where the sea meets the shore
the sound of the breakers
two hearts breaking and beating
speaking of love
and poetry
but always remembering
one sweet face, weeping

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Dr A.V. Koshy is presently working as Assistant Professor in Dept. of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has authored or co-authored seven or eight books of poetry, theory and criticism. He is an editor and anthologist. He is also a distinguished teacher of the English language and literature and a critic, with a Ph.D in modern poetry, specifically Samuel Beckett's poems in English. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry in 2012 and his book Art of Poetry was selected as Best Reads 2012 by Butterfly and the Bee. He has been editor's pick on Camel Saloon thrice and poet of the month thrice in Destiny Poets UK besides often having his poems appear in the highly selected category. Has other international awards, diplomas and certificates to his credit too.

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