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Saturday, 11 October 2014

ज़िंदगी



जड़ें रह गयीं प्यासी, मिट्टी तक ना पहुँची
हाँ आई तो थी बारिश बस पत्ते भिगो गयी.

तूफ़ानों में गुज़री  यूँ तो  सारी ज़िंदगी
मौत मेरी मगर  दम घुटने से हो गयी.

बड़ा ही रूखा  और बेरंग है  ये फ़लसफ़ा
इससे तो शायरी तल्ख़ और बदरंग भली थी।

जला किया ताउम्र  जंगल की  बानगी
बाद मरने के ना इक चिंगारी नसीब थी।

Translation:
Life

Did not reach the soil      leaving my roots thirsty
yes,  it rained once,  but barely sprayed the foliage.

My whole life though was tempests and hurricanes
but it ended due to smothering and want of some air.

This obscure philosophy  (life)  is      quite tedious  and  stark
poetry (imagination) even bitter and pale was throbbing at least.

My soul kept burning   throughout   like a fire in forest
yet the body was deprived of a mere flicker* when dead.

(*last rites)


45 comments:

  1. हाँ आई तो थी बारिश बस पत्ते भिगो गयी..
    Beautiful..I loved it ! :)

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  2. bahut gehree baat keh dee apne Amit jee...

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  3. बड़ा ही रूखा और बेरंग है ये फ़लसफ़ा
    इससे तो शायरी तल्ख़ और बदरंग भली थी।
    ​ क्या बात है ! खूबसूरत पंक्तियाँ

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  4. बहुत खूब अमितजी, हृदयस्पर्शी

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  5. जिंदगी ऐसी ही है।

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  6. So deep it is Amitji... Contraditions are a part of our lives, isn't it?

    TC! Keep smiling :)

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  7. जड़ें रह गयीं प्यासी, मिट्टी तक ना पहुँची
    हाँ आई तो थी बारिश बस पत्ते भिगो गयी. wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh bahut sundar amit ji

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  8. What to say-this sad poem so near your b-day(which i missed) it is unsettling.
    Happy belated birthday.

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    1. Thank you for your concern, dear, and reminding me:)

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  9. But why so sad.
    Well expressed to move the reader.

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    1. Will tell you when I discover 'why?'
      Thank you Indrani:)

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  10. This is intense, Amit! The original reads so beautifully, and says so much in just a few verses. Keep sharing more of your verses.

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    1. Thank you Beloo:)
      I shall be pleased and honoured if you could find time to read more of me in the archives:)
      Shall definitely come up here whenever I write next:) Thank you for your kind words:)

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  11. Touching words, Amitji.
    Beautifully expressed!

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  12. Its so poignant Amit! loved its every expression including the prevalent Irony... thanks for sharing please do write more along with canning beautiful shots... wishes :)

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    1. Thank you Kokila:) The pleasure is all mine:) More coming up soon...

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  13. It takes time to let such deep lines seep into one's soul. The process continues...

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    1. Yes, it does! Thank you Geetashree:)

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  14. Wonderful lines Amit Jee..Life is like that..

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    1. Life is like that! Thank you Nagini:)

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  15. Ah! Ironical tragedies! Lovely! (Life is Like This :) )

    Did miss one of your poems then!

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    1. Thank you Suresh:)
      Never mind...better late than never;)

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