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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

तन्हा...Lonesome...


यूँ तो घिरा रहता हूँ
यारों में हर वक़्त,

और किया करता हूँ
शौक़--शग्ल कई,

दूर से देखने वाले क्या जानें 
किस क़दर तन्हा हूँ मैं!

Translation:

Lonesome...

I’m generally seen
surrounded  
by a number of friends,
or  engrossed in
many amusing pastimes  
by myself.

The onlookers however
can just not fathom
how lonesome,
and
forlorn I am
deep within!


61 comments:

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    1. NIce one!!!

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  2. seems to be the story of my life .. thats how i feel since coming to uk .. dont have many friends here


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    1. Thank you Bikram for finding it resonating...but see the plight of one who is always with his friends, and still...

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    2. True sir, thats why say it always seems the grass is greener on the other side .. but it is not always .. :)

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  3. बेहतरीन अभिव्यक्ति अमित जी... Superb!

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  4. Beautifully crafted...aah, everybody is a loner, Amit. Nice..

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  5. my tribute to beautiful poem..
    तन्हाई से घबरा कर
    भीड़ में जा मिले...
    वहाँ तो अपना साया भी साथ न था...
    अब तन्हा हैं
    पहले से भी ज्यादा.....
    regards
    anu


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    1. ..,exactly, Yes!
      Thank you Anu for the beautiful rejoinder:)

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  6. Alone and yet not lonely is how i talk of myself!! You stated the other side "Lonely though not alone" so beautifully!

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    1. 'Lonely though not alone' is my story!
      Thank you Suresh:)

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  7. You express so well what many of us feel! Thank you!

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    1. Human nature is the same all across the globe...nice to see that lots of friends find my lines resonating! Thank you Sylvia:)

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  8. i think somewhere deep down everyone is a little lonely. the poem depicts in the apt sense. wonderful yet again Sir! :)

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  9. It was beautifully written ..Love these lines :
    दूर से देखने वाले क्या जानें
    किस क़दर तन्हा हूँ मैं!

    Thanks for sharing this one!!

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    1. The pleasure is all mine!
      Thank you Anu:)

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  10. Alone in the crowd...happened many times.Really beautiful lines :)

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  11. :'( Don't be.
    But beautifully written as always. :)

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  12. ...not in my hands!
    Thank you Divya:)

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  13. Superb...There are many like that around!

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  14. ..welcome to the league:)
    Thank you Jayashree:)

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  15. it is that loneliness that prevents from others knowing how lonely you are?

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    1. hmmm...may be so! Thank you Deepak:)

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  16. True... deep inside, most of us are lonely!

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  17. Thank you for your comment on my blog yesterday, Amit,
    I have tried to remove the hate comment, but I am unable to! I had the same problem last time. Thanks for your kind words!

    Sylvia

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    1. I feel for you and wish I could help. Have heart Sylvia, all will be well:)

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  18. Beautifully expressed.loneliness! a deep feeling too be understood,it's just the heart that knows how much it pains!! gr8 work :)

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  19. So wonderful..full of meaning and one can relate to it easily..

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  20. Excellent....good of you to give a translation...I do not comprehend heavy Hindi but this I did...very nice and true

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  21. I always felt alone in a crowd,
    Be it the ones I know or not.
    Sometimes I just think aloud,
    Do I feel like this always or not.

    A cherubic smile of a toddler,
    Its mother drenched in sweat,
    A springing walk by a youngster,
    Clinging to his walkman set

    The creases found in an old face
    And the smile that lights it up,
    Whenever I see them I always,
    I feel that I am with the crowd.

    I don't know hindi, but enjoyed reading the translation, Amit Sir. -rgs

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  22. Hey aargeeyes! you're on blogger since Oct2009...no blog and only 2 page views (3rd and 4th were by me)! That you don't write on your blog is okay but you don't even comment on other blogs!! which means that the comment I received here from you is an extremely rare one..for which I'm definitely obliged! Thank you for liking the poem and the beautiful rejoinder given above..I really liked it:)
    Welcome here and please do come again:)

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  23. Nice posting, great lines by AMit...



    Thanks
    Diamond Rings

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  24. Hi Amit Sir,
    Just to confirm, I don't even remember creating a profile here in blogspot and have been writing all my blogs in Indusladies.com. Recently I joined Indiblogger and linked my blogs from Indusladies there. Its from Indiblogger that I came to this page and read. So impressed, I wrote that comment. Will be more active in Indiblogger and Indusladies [as usual]. And will be glad if you ever get time to visit my indiblogger profile too, under the name "RGSrinivasan".

    p.s. I write english and tamil verses too, but could not post them in indiblogger, as they are not exactly from my blogspace - they are also available in IndusLadies website. Sorry for a lengthier explanation and thanks for your appreciation. -rgs

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    1. Thank you aargeeyes:)
      Will definitely come to your space soon:)

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  25. ah the saga of lonely heart ! all alone in the crowd ! Loved the poem ...

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  26. बहोत बेहतरीन रचना अमित जी
    आपको पढ़ना हमेशा आन्नदमय रहा है

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    1. shukriya shashi bhai:) aapki zarranawazi hai:)

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  27. reminds me of..
    band sheeshon ke pare dekh, dareechon ke udhar
    sabz pedon pe, ghani shakhon pe, phoolon pe wahan
    kaise chup chap barasta hai musalsal pani
    kitni awazen hain, log hain, baten hain magar
    zehan ke peechhe kisi aur hi satah pe kahin
    jaise chup chap barasta hai tasawur tera....
    beautiful !

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    1. Ooh it's awesome, Vimla!
      Who has written it?
      Please tell me I would like to read more of him/her.
      Thanks a lot:)

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  28. Waah amit

    this is like the summarised version of what I wrote :)
    Loved it , thanks for leaving the link

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  29. बहुत सही कहा अमित जी आपने । मैंने 'चिटकते काँचघर' पूरी पढ़ी है । संभवतः यह उसमें भी सम्मिलित है । जो इंसान भीतर से तन्हा है, उसके दर्द को उसके इर्द-गिर्द मौजूद लोग भला क्या जानेंगे ? खुशकिस्मत होता है वो, जिसे कोई समझने वाला हो । और समझने वाला तो दूर रहकर भी साथ होता है ।

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