OPINION

poetry: tongue tied

July 13, 2010
temporal

i

kuch bijli bhee chumki thee
kuch O'lay bhee giray thay
sar e shaam se sehr t'lak
kashish maiN hu'a a'faaqa
na hee tishnagi maiN kami
meh'v e gharq tri sansON maiN
zindagi guzarnay ki
tamanna li'aye hu'aye
munjamid hee rahay hum

from dusk to dawn the skies belched hail rained (stoning of a different kind) nature nor nurture calmed the tribulation only the yearning to share your exultation and exhalation kept me enraptured

ii

yeh dekh ker woh shOkh boli
kaisii hay yeh tishnagi
hum kiya kahaiN oos shOkh ko
shabistaanoun kay bhanwar
se najat pa'ain tou bolaiN

seeing this, the cute one said
i don't understand this anguish

if i escape this whirlpool
of the transient night's
prison of perplexity
only then submerged
words will breathe

love people who are in awe of words. words are the sole arbiter and the final survivor. desicritic editor, slave and slave-driver.
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