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?


Blogger Suji said...

Mariz-e-ishq par rahamat Khudaa ki
marz badhtaa gayaa juun-juun davaa kii
[Meer Taqi Meer]

March 01, 2006 3:32 AM  
Blogger Manish said...

I first heard it on radio on Vividh bharti. really a touching one especially if u hear this in voice of Mehndi Hasan.

March 02, 2006 11:38 AM  
Blogger Abhas Kumar said...

Thanks for sharing another bful sher. Its again bful, and quite true.. :D

Havent heard this song in the voice of Mehndi Hasan, would like to listen if since you recommended it..

March 09, 2006 8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful... Simply wonderful. Was looking for this poem, thanks for posting it.

June 16, 2006 3:02 PM  

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