Monday, June 21, 2004

ASAD [7]

Most shaa'iri is full of pain, sorrow, grief, et cetera. There is a point, however, beyond which the pain ceases to hurt any more, one becomes numb to it;
one is reduced to becoming a dispassionate observer of one's own destruction.

Here's a sh'er that touchingly captures this state. The poet is Ejaaz Aazar.

ये धुआँ कम हो तो पहचान हो मुमकिन, शायद
यूँ तो वो जलता हुआ, अपना ही घर लगता है
yeh dhuaaN kam ho to pahchaan ho mumkin, shaayad
yooN to woh jaltaa huaa apnaa hi ghar lagtaa hai


- Abhay.
ASAD _also_ stands for "A Sher A Day"!

[(c) Abhay Avachat. Editor: U.V. Ravindra]

2 Comments:

At Sunday, October 04, 2009 12:24:00 AM, Blogger JUNAID said...

Udaasiyaan jo na laate to aur kya karte..??
Na jashn-e-shola manate to aur kya karte..??
Andhera baagh mei.n aaya thha...Roushni ki thhi...!
Jo apna ghar na jalaate ...to aur kya karte...???

 
At Sunday, October 04, 2009 12:40:00 AM, Blogger JUNAID said...

Dekh to dil ki jaa se utthta hai...
Ye dhuaa.n sa kahaan se utthta hai.?

Sudh le ghar ki bhi shola-e-parwaaz...
Dood kuch aastaan se utthta hai..!!

 

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