One Face Appears

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“Let the ascetics sing of the garden of Paradise
We who dwell in the true ecstasy can forget their vase-tamed bouquet.

In our hall of mirrors, the map of the one Face appears
As the sun’s splendor would spangle a world made of dew.

Hidden in this image is also its end,
As peasants’ lives harbor revolt and unthreshed corn sparks with fire.

Hidden in my silence are a thousand abandoned longings:
My words the darkened oil lamp on a stranger’s unspeaking grave.

Ghalib, the road of change is before you always:
The only line stitching this world’s scattered parts.”
(Mirza Ghalib – born Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan, Indian poet, 1797-1869)

This picture was shot in Old Delhi during a traffic jam.
From the window of my car I could see this rickshaw wallah’s face reflecting into the mirror of his auto and I made a connection to a portrait of Ghalib which I had in mind…

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