These Divine Verses

These divine verses,
As I write
Are
The hallowed revelations
Descending
From on high
The sound of the scribe's pen
In the stillness of the night is indeed
The heavenly muse
Uttering her immortal words

by Mirza Ghalib

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I like the image of the writer hard at work in the middle of the night driven by his inner compulsion to communicate that great thought, that totality of emotion, in a perfect line.
The heavenly muse Uttering her immortal words
The sound of the scribe's pen In the stillness of the night is indeed The heavenly muse Uttering her immortal words