Thursday, May 12, 2005

ye husn teraa ye ishq meraa...by Sahir

Yep! Another post so soon after the first one! This is one of my favourite poems, from one of my favourite poets.

ye husn teraa ye ishq meraa
ye husn teraa ye ishq meraa
rangiin to hai bad_naam sahii
mujh par to ka_ii ilzaam lage
tujh par bhii ko_ii ilzaam sahii

is raat kii nikharii rangat ko
kuchh aur nikhar jaane de zaraa
nazaro.n ko bahak jaane de zaraa
zulfo.n ko bikhar jaane de zaraa
kuchh der kii hii taskiin sahii
kuchh der kaa hii aaraam sahii

jazbaat kii kaliyaa.N chunanaa hai
aur pyaar kaa tohfaa denaa hai
logo.n kii nigaahe.n kuchh bhii kahe.n
logo.n se hame.n kyaa lenaa hai
ye Khaas ta'alluq aapas kaa
duniyaa kii nazar me.n aam sahii

rusavaa_ii ke Dar se ghabaraa kar
ham tark-e-vafaa kab karate hai.n
jis dil ko basaa le.n pahaluu me.n
us dil ko judaa kab karate hai.n
jo hashr huaa hai laakho.n kaa
apanaa bhii vahii anjaam sahii

ye husn teraa ye ishq meraa
rangiin to hai bad_naam sahii
mujh par to ka_ii ilzaam lage
tujh par bhii ko_ii ilzaam sahii
This one's by Sahir Ludhianvi. My other favourites...Bashir Badr and Faiz Ahmed Faiz. If you liked this one, you'll find many more on the link to Urdu Poetry on my Links sidebar.
Cheerio.

3 comments:

Anvita Thapliyal said...

...u my friend are the worst kind....u are an employed bum! now that i think of it, most of my friends are ur kind and i am fast on the way to becoming one...three cheers to that.

Eastmancolour said...

The novel joy of novelty. You keep coming back to savour it and re-cite ;) Indulgence is to be indulged, or wouldn't be much of an indulgence.
I've always wondered if I just took out all the boringness of my being here, would I be more interesting in real life?
I'm trying...will tell you about the results later :-D
Keep writing..I keep reading!
So if you keep writing - it'll give me NEWER material to read :-D
cheers

Three drinks ahead...as always! said...

Yes, Anvita. Three cheers to that...or not...! I mean, it's Balaji, for crying out loud!! I think being an "unemployed bum" suits you in any case.

Arvind - Isn't that kinda true. I mean, not to say that you, or I, or anyone else, is boring in real life...but doesn't writing here give some weird kind of fulfilment? Strange, ain't it?