Monday, January 18, 2010

First poem written in 2010

The following poem is inspired by a poem written by Gulzar Saab. His poem "Anjal" which appeared in his poetry collection "Pukhraj", is about a girl who calls him up on one midnight and pleads him to write a poem on her and to name it "Anjal". In the poem Gulzar Saab say's that he learnt later that the girl died of cancer and she use to love his poems.

Such is the nature of poems that it even gave some one relieve from the pains of cancer. Its only the matter of feelings and sensitivities and only if you could feel.....

This poem "Anjal" made me wish to be on the receiving side of the call and so here is my experiment of blending a fiction/wish with reality....

Written on January 06, 2010 at 8:25 PM

फिर, दिनभर एक भारी से,
दिल का बोझ लिये फिरता हूँ मै,
जब अक्सर एक आवाज,
दिल गाढ़ा कर जाती है -
"तुम कुछ लिखते क्यों नहीं,
मुझ पर ही इक नज़म लिख दो न"

हर ख्याल सांसों मे,
महका महका सा लगता है ,
हर एक हर्फ़, तेरे लबों की आंच मे,
तपा तपा सा लगता है ,
कोई, ज़िन्दगी का कोरा सफहा भी,
तेरी तरह ही, सुना सुना सा लगता है,

तू शायद वो नज़म है, जो मैंने अब तक कही नहीं,
मै तुझसे अब भी हामला हूँ, तू अब तक जन्मी नहीं

1 comment:

Gulzar said...

Aacha laga Amit tumhara blog pad kar your poetry and thoughts... reminds of a good and exciting time spent in Pune...