Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Alap esskooj maadi ..

Some people like the rain.

Some are ambivalent ...

Hnothon par se sarak gaya hawa ka libaas
bheeg gayee yaadein, bheegi aankhein.
Kahin utree naa namee aur thodi door tak.
In baarishon ke mausam mein
bas dil hee sookha rah gaya.

Not (I hasten to add) that it rained in Calcutta last night.

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5 comments:

Priya said...

Sukha dil ka ek hi dawa hai Shayar Saab, Vodka. ;-) Bujhaaye sirf pyaas, baki sab bakwaas.

Chronicus Skepticus said...

Kind of nice J.A.P., almost Gulzar-esque.

I'm still confused about the 'ki' though.

km said...

Who knew JAP goes around spouting Gulzar-esque verses?

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Priya, eminently sensible suggestion.

CS, KM, ask of me what you will, yea, e'en unto half my kingdom! To be mentioned in the same breath as Sampuran Baba ... I am not worthy, I am not worthy.

J.A.P.

panu said...

beautiful. i dont know much but i like this. comes from the heart, kinda hazaron khwahishe... ish.... but i like it. I really do.