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Monday, 2 July 2012

Words, silence and you..!



It’s been words, words..and more words...
hollow, meaningless, ponderous, futile, boring,
tiring, sucking, strangulating, killing...
hundreds and thousands of them...
they are only sounds
...not even voices.

And there is a void
behind them
an energizing peace
a noble silence
a rejuvenating blankness.

It comes to my rescue
as a fresh breather
and siphons life into me
...it is YOU!

A beautiful translation in Hindi by a blogger friend Anu...you'll be knowing her soon:)

शब्द....शांति .....और तुम.....

बातें बातें बातें....शब्दों के जाल....
खोखली बातें,बेमतलब की बातें...
भारी भरकम और निरर्थक बातें...
उबाऊ बातें...थकाऊ बातें.. 
घुटन भरी बातें,जानलेवा बातें....
सैकड़ों,हज़ारों बातें.
कोई संवाद नहीं....

और कहीं
एक अबोलापन 
एक शान्ति... जो ऊर्जा देती है
एक गहन शान्ति...
पुनर्जीवित करता सन्नाटा...

शांति...
जो मेरी रक्षा करती है
इन अंतहीन बातों से..
जो मुझमें जीवन का संचार करती है...
वो "तुम" हो...
तुम ही तो हो....




69 comments:

  1. सुंदर रचना सर जी

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  2. wow!!!!!!!!

    great expression amit jee...
    i'm really tempted to translate it :-)

    regards

    anu

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    1. Kindly do so and oblige me:)
      Plz mail it to me to be appended with the original, and with due credit to you:) Thank you Anu:)

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  3. Very nice....light behind darkness

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  4. Thats beautiful Amitji...Silence is sometimes stronger than words....Poignant!

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  5. Thank you Jaish:)glad you liked:)

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  6. only you can peep behind a void & find peace & life there!!!!!

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    1. Hey doc thank you if it is a compliment:) and please treat me if it is an ailment!

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  7. Touched a chord even in this non-poetic heart

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    1. Thank you Suresh..but who says you're non-poetic?
      I find the flow and coherence of your prose quite poetic:)

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  8. wonderful. flows seamlessly right into the heart! And melancholic! loved it! :)

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    1. Thank you Jayanth for spotting melancholy, and liking it:)

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  9. You - who :)

    lovely use of words sir .. I feel silence says a lot then words ..

    Bikram's

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    1. You-The Creator, Existence:)
      Thank you Bikram..'silence says a lot'...true!

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  10. refreshing thoughts!! brilliantly done again!!

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    1. Thank you Deb..glad you liked again:)

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  11. A silence which is total, yet not empty....I loved this, Amit.

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    1. ..silence in totality is never empty..it's the music of Existence..thank you Panchali for your appreciation:)

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  12. Beautiful! Words can often appear to be so futile but when wielded by a worthy wordsmith they are indeed capable of producing real wonders, giving hope and spreading happiness!!! :-)

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    1. Thank you Murtaza:) glad you liked it:)

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  13. But the silence speaks else you wouldnt have written such beautiful words , cheers :)

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    1. Yes, you're right..silence does speak:) Thank you Alka for liking it, cheers:)

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  14. "a noble silence
    a rejuvenating blankness.."
    I like these lines.
    Very powerful yet simple words Amitji!

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    1. Thank you Ranjani..glad you liked it:)

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  15. Beautifully wrote it.. :)
    At many times silence is more powerful and meaningful than words.

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    1. ..silence is more powerful and meaningful..
      Thank you Abhinav for appreciating:)

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  16. Wow! Would love to dedicate this (with due credit of course)

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    1. Thank you Ruchi:)
      Please just inform me where do you intend to use it..I'll be honored:)

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  17. beautiful creation...
    www.rajnishonline.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Neha for spotting elegance, and liking it:)

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  19. Beautifully knitted words and than lines..thoroughly enjoyed..

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    1. Thank you Ranita:) glad you liked:)

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  20. So beautiful!
    Worth reading it :)

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    1. Thank you Anil:)
      ..welcome here, plz come again..:)

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  22. Amit, It is so apt! I am reminded again, Silence is at the Heart of Music".

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    1. Thanks a lot Remi for liking it and agreeing too:)

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  23. thanks amit jee for publishing my translation...
    i've joined indiblog...my request is pending in moderation..thats what they told me :-)

    regards
    anu

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    1. The pleasure is all mine Anu..the beauty of the original has been enhanced by your very pretty translation..I'm grateful, thank you!

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  24. Thanks for admiring me Amit ji ;)

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    1. ..my pleasure Mani..thank you:)

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  25. Amazing work by you and Anu.

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  26. Amit Sir,

    If you may allow me to share with you the way i interpret your poem, here it is -

    Words,words and a web of words
    Hollow and shallow
    Weightless and excruciating
    Enervating and exhausting
    Suffocating and life threatening
    Volumes and volumes
    Without an essence

    And somewhere within myself
    Silence and peace
    That's energizing
    A kind of quietness
    That blossoms life

    Still mind
    That protects me
    From the din and the noise
    That breathes in me life again
    And in those lively moments
    Your thoughts filled with love
    Yes it's you 'My life' !!

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    1. Oh it's so beautifully done, Sheel:) I'm delighted!
      My comments appear on the original work at your site too...thanks a whole lot for your time and thoughtfulness:)

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  27. The title is so pleasant....And beautiful pleasant poem....enjoyed reading it :)

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