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Sunday, 29 July 2012

उम्र..


न उम्र का अहसास
न बरसों का हिसाब.

पर देखता हूँ ये 
कि जश्नों के मुक़ाबिल,

जनाज़ों में ज़्यादह 
जाने लगा हूँ अब!


Translation:

Age...

Unaware of years,
( I'm) oblivious of (my) age.

Ah...but yes,
I notice that

attending funerals
is more frequent lately,
than bashes!



63 comments:

  1. Sounds so good in English, i can only imagine the quality of the original in Hindi! Thanks for the translation :)

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    1. My pleasure:) Thank you Purple Mist:)

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  2. greatly written,,,
    कहना चाहूँगा ---
    शायद इसी का नाम जिंदगी है ,
    कभी खिल-खिलखिलाती जिंदगी है तो कभी मुस्कराती मौत |
    जनाज़ों में पहले भी शरीक होता था ,
    पर शायद उस समय मैं महफ़िल में ही जिया करता था|
    --गुंजन सिन्हा

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    1. ...bahut khoob, Gunjan! Thank you:)

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  3. i pray that u be late to your funeral.....:)
    nice poetry as usual :) cheers

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    1. Ha ha ha:):D Amen! Thank you Saikat:) Cheers:)

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  4. :-(

    excellent...only if it is just a poem.

    regards
    anu

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    1. Thank you Anu:) but none of my poems is 'just a poem', some moments lived intensely result into these lines..always!

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  5. What a unique thought-time spares no one,but few think about it.

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  6. बेहतरीन जज्बा है...

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  7. very very true measuring scale of getting old ..offlate even i was going through the similar emotion ,Amit ! very nice lines !

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  8. Be careful Amit!

    Dost kai chita ban gaye, kayi kabr ban gaye
    Jinhe dekhke umange uthati thi, vo ab sabr ban gaye.

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    1. Thanks a lot Ravi for this wonderful rejoinder!
      BTW the cremations I attended were of my Dad's friends, not mine:) All my friends are in the pink of health and kicking:):D

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  9. Deep and thought provoking. Amazing write

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  10. Nothing can stop the dear ones from departing some time or the other....Look at the new chicks that hatch when we are still around rather than the ones that fly away before us.........Lovely writing Amitji!

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  11. Amitji, bashes should not stop..no matter what the age..and death is reality of life..sooner or later has to come..so why worry about it..Wish u a long life full of bashes..Love all ur writing..

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    1. Ranita, Thank you for your good wishes but I'm too young to die:)not expecting it even in distant future:D .. And thank you for liking the poem too!:)

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  12. आपकी इस उत्कृष्ट प्रविष्टि की चर्चा कल मंगलवार को ३१/७/१२ को राजेश कुमारी द्वारा चर्चामंच पर की जायेगी आपका स्वागत है

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  13. Actually so...Amit!! This year has been extremely hard...we also lost a few close ones!
    Very well depicted...

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  14. Rally touching lines Amitji....very beautifully expressed. Short, simple and yet hard hitting...

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  15. so b'ful Amit ! Ah the end of the poem tugs at my heart...

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  16. Love ur writing...wish u a beautiful life n tons of bashes...

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  17. Too good, just brilliant..lot to learn from you sir!

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    1. Hey Nasir! I'm learning too!
      "Don't walk ahead of me, don't follow me, just be my companion and walk with me"
      Thank you for appreciating:)

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  18. Thank you ma'am:) glad you liked:)

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    1. Thank you Vikram:) glad you liked and acknowledged:):)

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  20. Irshad ! Such a beautiful piece of poetry :)

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  21. this is so beautiful and touching !

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  22. Dear Amitji,

    I really admire your work and as a small token of appreciation I have awarded you a Liebster. Collect it here: http://www.apotpourriofvestiges.com/2012/08/a-potpourri-of-vestiges-liebster-award.html

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    1. Thank you dear Murtaza, I'm obliged and honored!
      Thanks a lot!:)

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  23. Hmm...such is life.
    Your lines remind me of the brevity of life; makes we want to cherish every day and everyone I know. Thank you.

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  24. A very true writing! The funny thing, this time of aging creeps up on you and then jumps out like a surprise one day! Hope you have a wonderful week! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting!

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    1. Ooh I'm speechless at your philosophical comment, Marie, it's awesome!!
      It inspires me to develop it into a verse! When I succeed and blog it, it will be duly credited to you! Thanks a lot dear friend:)

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  25. Very good sir ,just brilliant..
    i am adding few lines...
    न उम्र का अहसास
    न बरसों का हिसाब.
    कब बचपन बीता बोलो
    हँस पड़ा आईना कहकर जनाब ,

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    1. Very beautiful addition! Thank you Yogesh:)

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  26. Wah-wah Ash-Ash ! Am speechless... Hindi lines are awesome and specially bowled over by the english version, as its so accurate emotionally and in beauty ... :) kudos !

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