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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

रास्ता..


The following poem is an allegorical one. I shall not explain it in order to delight you and myself with different interpretations. Your valued views are most welcome!
(PS: My apologies for having been failed by its spirit to translate.)

अब मेरे डेरे से 
तुम्हारे गाँव के बीच
बस एक कच्ची, छोटी सी
पगडण्डी का रास्ता बचा है.

दूरी कितनी है 
ये इस बात पर निर्भर है
कि चलना है
या सोचना है.

इस रास्ते पर 
ज़्यादातर कसाइयों की दूकानें,
मोचियों के खूँट, मंदिर-मस्जिद-गुरुद्वारे,
बढ़ई-कारीगर-भैंस-उपले-गोबर
हलवाई-दर्ज़ी-पनवाड़ी-मनिहार
कुंजड़े-परचूनिए ही हैं.

लेकिन एक हाथ पर 
फूलों भरी क्यारियाँ,
ओस गिरी घास,
तितलियाँ-भँवरे,
खुशबू, नदी, संगीत,
परिंदे, चहचहाहट,
सूरज, चाँद, सितारे,
सन्नाटा और ख़ामोशी भी हैं.

गुज़रने लगो तो 
रास्ता कितना लम्बा, उबाऊ, नीरस
और थकान भरा है,
और सोचने बैठो 
तो कितना छोटा, दिलकश और हसीन!
मेरे डेरे से तुम्हारे गाँव तक...

  

54 comments:

  1. beautiful indeed .. if we think of walking we will tire but if we walk while thinking of the good the route becomes smaller and beautiful tooo

    Life is like that .. such a small life so short time , so why dont we walk the time of Life with beautiful thoughts in us and Enjoy what we have ..

    Bikram's

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    1. Yes, right, Bikram sir! Thank you:)

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  2. behad khoobsoorat, byan karne ke liye shabd nahin hain mere paas. Adbhut, sunder...aap wakai hi shabdon ke jaadugar hain.

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    1. Aapki kadrdaani ka bahut-bahut shukriyaa, Meenakshi:) I'm grateful:)

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  3. loved this piece of poetry...it has a deeper meaning..

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    1. Thank you for finding it there, and liking it Monali:)

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  4. This is very deep... lovely images too...loved the ending...

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  5. गुज़रने लगो तो
    रास्ता कितना लम्बा, उबाऊ, नीरस
    और थकान भरा है,
    और सोचने बैठो
    तो कितना छोटा, दिलकश और हसीन!
    मेरे डेरे से तुम्हारे गाँव तक...

    ....अद्भुत अहसास...

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  6. The difference between dream & reality ?

    Man, you are a very deeeep thinker & fantastic poet.

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    1. Hey doc! you're an authority on dreams...what can I say?
      Thank you for liking it and your support:)

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  7. आपके ब्लॉग पर पहली बार आया और बहुत सुंदर और सार्थक रचना पढ़ने को मिली, आभार .........

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    1. Thank you Sunil:) Welcome here...please make it more often:)

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  8. ये प्रेम इस रास्ते को छोटा कर सकता है ...

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  9. the reality is very different from the picture we have in mind ... its only when we start walking we realize that...But once you start walking, keep going ..don't give up. I am not saying anything about the poem only because of lack of words ...wow seems too small ..

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    1. We know that words are superficial when it comes to feelings, and I'm more than happy since you have felt 'it' in my humble poem:)
      Thank you Tangy:)

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  10. Take in the sights that please you , ignore those that dont and walk on! :)

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  11. Hi! Its nice to see poetry for a change! Since you blog in hindi, I wanted to ask if you know of any hindi speech to text software for blogging? I know someone elderly who isn't very tech savvy but wants to blog. Do let me know on sumankher18@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

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    1. Thank you Suman! I'll revert through mail shortly:)

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  12. Absolute Beauty! Veracity...

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  13. Woww.... गुज़रने लगो तो
    रास्ता कितना लम्बा, उबाऊ, नीरस
    और थकान भरा है,
    और सोचने बैठो
    तो कितना छोटा, दिलकश और हसीन!
    मेरे डेरे से तुम्हारे गाँव तक...
    .....बहुत सुंदर.

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  14. This was amazing, sir.
    Inspirational.
    And makes me want to write so much more...

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  15. और सोचने बैठो
    तो कितना छोटा, दिलकश और हसीन!
    मेरे डेरे से तुम्हारे गाँव तक...

    bahut sunder Amit ji


    manzil ki khoobsoorti
    raste ko bhi khoobsoorat bana sakti hai

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  16. It's all in your perspective. A positive spirited person will find it full of life and beauty and other would find it crowded and boring. Intense poem. :)

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  17. Two sides of a coin, maybe? Depends on which side you are faced with on a particular day which changes with our state of mind. I was expecting the end to mean that it is better to take the path and not sit and think about it. But you ended it differently. I hope I got the meaning right.

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    1. ...I didn't want to preach...hence culminated it with open ends, leaving it to readers' imagination! Thank you Jyothi:)

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  18. Intense...absolutely extraordinary verse, Amit.Makes me sit and ponder :)

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    1. Thank you Panchali for your kind support:)

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  19. You would make a good lyricists. I must have said this before. The lines started and hooked me on :D

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    1. Zarranawaazi aur aapke meharbaan alfaazon ka behad shukrguzaar hoon main, Ghazala, Thank you:)

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  20. Bahut badhiya likha hai aapne. Wo kehte hain na ki Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel it. Kuch aisa hi hai.

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    1. ..jee, aap sahi farmaa rahe hain!
      Shukriya Fayaz sahib:)

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  21. wow...beautiful amit jee....
    they said it right.. beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder !!
    excellent poem....loved it!!

    regards
    anu

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    1. Hey Anu! ...long time!
      Thank you...glad you liked:)

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  22. वाह . बहुत उम्दा,सुन्दर व् सार्थक प्रस्तुति . हार्दिक आभार आपका ब्लॉग देखा मैने और कुछ अपने विचारो से हमें भी अवगत करवाते रहिये.

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    1. Thank you Madan:)
      You're most welcome here...please make it more often:)

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