Thursday, March 25, 2010

Some beautiful collection from a friend's blog..Part2

And there have been years of poetry that has experimented in this mixing of languages. One of the best and the one of the oldest that I remember is by Amir Khusro (1253-1325). Thinking that this kind of mastery of mixing persian with Braj bhasa existed centuries back, humbles our mind (In the first verse, the first line is in Persian, the second in Brij Bhasha, the third in Persian again, and the fourth in Brij Bhasha.)

ज़ीहाल-ए मिस्कीन मकुन तघाफुल,
दुराए नैना बनाए बतियां;
की ताब-ए हिजरां नदाराम ए जान,
ना लेहो काहे लगाए छातियाँ

Which can be translated (Source : Wikipedia) as :

Do not overlook my misery
Blandishing your eyes, and weaving tales;
My patience has over-brimmed, O sweetheart
Why do you not take me to your bosom?

There are a lot of couplets like these that I admire and are timeless.And I truly belive that writing something contemporary is as difficult as such timeless pieces. The one that I like in the contemporary ones is a couplet by Javed Akhtar on the burgeoning city life :

उँची इमारतो से मकान मेरा घिर गया,
कुछ लोग मेरे हिस्से का सूरज भी खा गये

And the poets keep on writing a lot on God, on lost love, on philosophies of life, on emotions, on love and everything that they see around. Every poet has a past and has a story to tell along with. Nida Fazli whose life like that of poets like Saahir had been impacted by parition of our country writes about worshipping God in these beautiful lines :

घर से मस्जिद बहुत दूर है, चल आ यूं कर ले
किसी रोते हुए बच्चे को हास्य जाए

Nida fazli has written such beautiful verses, including the idea of innocence of kids that most of those lines have been memorable for me. For example.

बच्चों के छोटे हाथो को चाँद सितारे छू लेने दो
चार किताबें पढ़ कर ये भी हम जैसे हो जायेंगे

I remember a similar nice line from Javed Akhtar that talks of how the kids of today's world are getting smarter :

चाँद में बुढिया, बुजुर्गो में खुदा देखें
भोले इतने भी अब ये बच्चे नहीं होते


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