Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Dekh to dil ki jaan..

Dekh to dil ki jaan se uthtaa hai
Yeh dhuaan saa kahaan se uthtaa hai
[jaan = where]

Gor kis dil-jale ki hai yeh falak
sh'olaa ik subah yaan se uthtaa hai
[gor = grave/tomb] [sh'olaa = flame/blaze]

Khaana-e-dil se zinhaar na jaa
Koi aise makaan se uthtaa hai
[zinhaar = never]

Naala sar khenchtaa hai jab meraa
Shor ek aasmaan se uthtaa hai

Ladtee hai uskee chashm-e-shokh jahaan
Ek aashob waan se uthtaa hai

Sudh le ghar kee bhi shola-e-awaaz
Dood kuchh aashiyaan se uthtaa hai

Baithane kaun de hai phir usko
Jo tere aastaan se uthtaa hai
[Astaan = home/abode]

Yoon uthe aah us galee se ham
Jaise ko'ee jahaan se uthataa hai

Ishq ik 'Meer' bhaaree patthar hai
bojh kab naatavaan se uthtaa hai
[naatavaan = weak]

~ Meer Taqi Meer

A very beautiful poem, showing the pain of love. Describes very beautifuly the trauma one feels while leaving his/her love, and how the love never dies. The translation is lifted from the home page of Anand Kumar Sinha (without his consent :P).

Sky isn't but grave of a soul deprived,
how else could it erupt fire(sun) out of its bosom!

I left her and her abode as if,
someone was saying goodbye to his very life

Meer(the poet) says that love is a heavy stone resting right over your heart,
how can a person gifted with so less of will power expect to overpower it?

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Story of a Mother with one eye

Son's Statement:

" My mom only had one eye. I hated her... she was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students & teachers to support the family. There was this one day during elementary school where my mom came to say hello to me.

I was so embarrassed. How could she do this to me?

I ignored her, threw her a hateful look and ran out.

The next day at school one of my classmates said, "EEEE, your mom only has one eye!"

I wanted to bury myself. I also wanted my mom to just disappear.

So I confronted her that day and said, " If you're only gonna make me a laughing stock, why don 't you just die?!!!"

My mom did not respond...

I didn't even stop to think for a second about what I had said, because I was full of anger. I was oblivious to her feelings. I wanted out of that house, and have nothing to do with her.

So I studied real hard, got a chance to go to Singapore to study.

Then, I got married.
I bought a house of my own.
I had kids of my own.
I was happy with my life, my kids and the comforts

Then one day, my mother came to visit me. She hadn't seen me in years and she didn't even meet her grandchildren. When she stood by the door, my children laughed at her, and I yelled at her for coming over uninvited.

I screamed at her, "How dare you come to my house and scare my children! GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!"

And to this, my mother quietly answered, "Oh, I'm so sorry. I may have gotten the wrong address," and she disappeared out of sight.

One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house in Singapore. So I lied to my wife that I was going on a business trip.

After the reunion, I went to the old shack just out of curiosity. My neighbors said that she died.

I did not shed a single tear. They handed me a letter that she had wanted me to have. "

Mom's Letter:

"My dearest son,
I think of you all the time. I'm sorry that I came to Singapore and scared your children. I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion. But I may not be able to even get out of bed to see you. I'm sorry that I was a constant embarrassment to you when you were growing up. You see........when you were very little, you got into an accident, and lost your eye. As a mother, I couldn't stand watching you having to grow up with one eye.

So I gave you mine.

I was so proud of my son who was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with that eye. With my love to you,

Your mother.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Khali hain tere bina dono aankhiyan

Khali hain tere bina dono aankhiyan,
tum gaye kahaan

Ankhiyon ke aalon mein, tere bina raat bhar
Jaalti hain baatiyan yahaan

Doobta hai din toh shaam ko
Saaye udte hain, teri yaadein liye
Lakh din hue hain ke raat ko,
Aadhe chand se, teri baatein kiye
Yaad hai kya tujhe raaha ki baariyan wahaan
Khali hain tere bina dono aankhiyan,
tum gaye kahaan

Ek ek baat yaad hai,

Aadhi raat ke, Poore chand ko,
jaagte hue bhi ho khwab mein
Chehra ek hai, leti hoon naam do
Reet ke teeno ki sunti hoon booliyan yahaan

Khali hain tere bina dono aankiyan,
Tum gaye kahaan
Ankhiyon ke aalon mein, tere bina raat bhar
Jaalti hain, baatiyaan yahaan

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Hajaar raahe mud ke dekhee

Lakh kasmein deen, laalach diye par jaane waale laute nahin,
Sirf raahon par udte hue sannaton ka ubaar chhod gaye,
Kab tak koi sannate phankta rahega, zindagi to chalti rahti hai,
sirf gile reh jaaten hain, aur wafaoon ke jhuke hue sajde,
Shayad koi aaye, koi aawaj de kahin se.

Hajaar raahe mud ke dekhee, kahee se koee sadaa naa aayee
Badee wafaa se nibhaayee tum ne, humaaree thodee see bewafaee

Jahaa se tum mod mud gaye the, ye mod ab bhee wahee pade hai
Hum apane pairon mein jaane kitane, bhanwar lapete huye khade hai

Kahee kisee roej yoo bhee hotaa, humaaree haalat tumhaaree hotee
Jo raat hum ne gujaaree mar ke, wo raat tum ne gujaaree hotee

Tumhe ye jid thee ke hum bulaate, humei ye ummeed wo pukaare
Hai naam hothhon pe ab bhee lekin aawaaj mein pad gayee daraare

Friday, February 10, 2006

Koee jab tumhaaraa hriaday tod de

Koee jab tumhaaraa hriaday tod de
Tadapataa huaa jab koee chhod de
Tab tum mere paas aanaa pirye
Meraa dar khulaa hai, khulaa hee rahegaa, tumhaare liye

Abhee tum ko meree jarurat nahee, bahot chaahanewaale mil jaayenge
Abhee rup kaa yek saagar ho tum kanwal jitane chaahogee khil jaayenge
Darpan tumhe jab daraane lage, jawaanee bhee daaman chhoodaane lage
Tab tum mere paas aanaa pirye
Meraa sar zukaa hai, zukaa hain rahegaa, tumhaare liye

Koee sharta hotee naheen pyaar me, magar pyaar sharton pe tum ne kiyaa
Najar mein sitaare jo chamake jaraa, buzaane lagee aaratee kaa diyaa
Jab apanee najar mein hee girane lago, andhero mein apane hee ghirane lago
Tab tum mere paas aanaa pirye
Ye deepak jalaa hai, jalaa hee rahegaa tumhaare liye