yaad ke benishan jazeeron se

yaad ka koi patah nahi hota
hota hai ek naam
woh bhi sadaa nahi hota.

kabhi tassavur, kabhi taasur
kabhi khwaab, kabhi maazi
kabhi kahani, aksar kuch nahi hota

ek khalish, ek andaaz
ek chehra, ek awaaz
jo kabhi kazaa nahi hota

jabja phir se jaag uth-ti hai soch
phir se mehak uthe hain zindagi ki mala
mein piroye hue chand phool
jo kuch saalon pehle murjha gaaye the,
jo apna rang kho gaye the
zaar zaar ho gaye the

jinhe nazar ne anjaan kar diya tha
aur soch, soch ne azad kar diya tha
aur abh parindon ki manind laut aaye hain
maazi ki dundh mein kho diya hai apna rang
badal gaayi hai awaaz inki aur badla roop inka
ya shayaad badal gaaya hun mein

Dar hai mujhe kho na jaayein kahin phir yeh
Dar hai mujhe simat kar na reh jaon kahin inn mein
Dar hai mujhe inke dar se
aur talabgar hun mein inke patte ka

par, yaad ka koi patah nahi hota
aur inke bisrne ka koi imkaan nahi hota
hota hai, par jeete je nahi hota

yaad ka koi patah nahi hota!

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PS: The tittle is from Nasir Raza Kazmi’s famous  Ghazal. Ghulam Ali’s beautiful rendition of it – Dil Mein Ek Lehar

Dil-e-nadaan

Hamko unse wafa ki hai ummeed
Jo naheen jaante wafa kya hai

~Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib

 

My friend, I am not what I seem. Seeming is but a garment I wear-a care-woven garment that protects me from thy questionings and thee from my negligence.

The “I” in me, my friend, dwells in the house of silence, and therein it shall remain for ever more, unperceived, unapproachable.
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