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Monday, 1 February 2016

गन्दा नाला



गन्दा नाला हूँ मैँ
विषैला, वीभत्स
दुर्गन्धित और कुरूप.

तुम निर्मल-गहन समुन्दर
हरे-नीले-सुनहरे-अलौकिक.

उलीचता हूँ तुममें
अपना कलुष और पाप
निरन्तर ओछेपन से.

और समा लेते हो तुम सब कुछ
हँस कर अपनी गहराई में.

सिर्फ़ माफ़ करते रहते
छिछोरी हरक़तों को मेरी
बल्कि साफ़ भी करते हो मुझे
ज्वार - भाटा खेल कर.


This post is dedicated to Sunaina Sharma for her true interpretation and evaluation of this poem..




40 comments:

  1. सही कहा आपने

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  2. It reminded me of Surdas's verse: "Ek nadiya ek naal kahawat....Prabhu ji mere avgun chit na dharo."

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  3. Oh !! This is so intense and deep sir...
    seriously it potrays your deep and powerful thoughts.

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    1. Glad you liked:) Thank you Shraddha:)

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  4. One of my favorite poems from the collection. Thanks so much for the mention and the dedication. A reader too is like 'गन्दा नाला'who is purified, cleansed, by writings like these. No wonder they say that pen is mightier than the sword.

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  5. Thank you Amitji for truly emancipating readers like us from the quagmire of abject ignorance.

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    1. Don't separate me from yourself, we all are in the same boat seeking liberation, and freedom from ignorance..waiting for the Light!
      Thank you Geetashree:)

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    2. How can the reader be equated with the read ? You are the cleanser we are the cleansed.

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    3. I insist that I am NOT. We all yearn to be cleansed..it's only that I have worded my wish..

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  6. kafee gahree baat hai is kavita main..

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    1. ye baat samajhne ke liye aapka shukrguzaar hoon, Prasad, thank you:)

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  7. Wow! I am speechless. This is so profound.
    Thanks for sharing the poem, Sir :)

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  8. very deeply thought and penned Amitji....like your thought process.

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    1. Am glad to note that you like my thought process too, besides the poem:)
      Thank you Shweta for helping me restore my trust in my sanity..God bless you

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  9. Amit, anguished gratitude beautifully expressed. These lines could reflect the burden human civilisation places on Mother Nature as well. She has kept up trying to purify human waste. But how long can she take the load?

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    1. Exactly, Lata! In fact the very thought occurred when I saw a huge nullah carrying town waste merging into the sea; and then the thought got converted into a feeling..with a bit of philosophy..
      Thank you for your interpretation too:)

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  10. The way you express gratitude is beautiful. I loved reading it :)

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  11. wowow .. that is beautiful Amit .. sir jiiiiiiiiii and congrats on the book tooooooo :)

    Bikram's

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  12. शानदार रचना है सर कृपया मेरे इस ब्लॉग Indihealth पर भी पधारे

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  13. Yeh kavita aur iski bhavna jaani pehchaani si lagi. It is such a fine expression that can be equated with the cleansing of soul.

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    1. You got it right, Somali! IT IS about the cleansing of soul for sure! Thank you:)

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  14. Par nalon ke bina guzara bhi kaha hai ...

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