Monthly Archives: December 2010

NAZM: harf

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harf na to kisi ki jagir hain na meraas hain

harf to tere bhi hain harf mere bhi hain

harf shaa’ir ke hon to ho dunya rangeen

jis tarah zeest mein anaasir ki taz’een

harf kisi ke, kisi ki dunya ujarr dete ain

aur kisi ko mustaqbil ke haseen khwab dikhate hain

harf kaat hain talwaar ki, marham hain zakhmon ke

harf taaqat hain,qoowat hain, sach aur jhoot bhi hain

harf hain zamane ki ibtedaa’ hain harf hi intehaa

baqi lamaha hai KUN – FA YAKUN ke darmiaan

23rd december,2010

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DUA : KHUDAYA

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Khudaya mere qalam ko itni taqat de de

Teri hamd o sana ke qabil ho jaye

Tu Laa makaan hai, aur mein zarra e be naam

meri gumnami teri nisbat mein shamil ho jaye

yeh dil jo bhi hai jaisa bhi hai, aakhir tera hai

pyar mein kho ker Tere karam ka hamil ho jaye

jahan dekhe ga Tu auron ko rehmat ki nazar se

wahin kaash merey yaqeen ko bhi kuch hasil ho jaye

23rd december,2010

nazm : ‘ kab tak…’

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kab tak jale gi aas ki shama

kab tak darwazah khula rahe ga

mein yun hi har shab boond boond tel daal ker

darwazeh ki janib takti rahoon gi

khushfehmion ko apne dil mein basai

khushbakhtion ki raah mein aankhain bichai

woh khushbahtian, woh khusfehmian jo

aankhon ke raastey mere dil mein utar aaye hain

unke intezar mein deedah o dil waa kiye

har aahat per kaan lagaye baithee rahoon gi

21st december,2010.

NAZM : ‘ TANHAI..’

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mein khali daaman pehle bhi thi, aaj bhi hoon

be sar o saamani  pehle bhi thi, aaj bhi hai

dil ki dunya mein har awaz anjaani hai

mere naseeb mein tanhai pehle bhi thi, aaj bhi hai

badal badal kar bohat dekhe sangi saathi

bahaar aa na saki, khizaan pehle bhi thi, aaj bhi hai

chahaar janib hujoom e bundgaan phaila hua

per ajnabiat ki deewar pehle bhi thi, aaj bhi hai

haath ki lakeeren bermala yeh kehti hain

taqdeer bewafa pehle bhi thi aaj bhi hai

20th december,2010.

The Sugar and Spice of life

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**** While writng the thesis for his PhD, athar e mailed some material for me to read. When i went through it I found it rather difficult to understand it was surely not my cup of tea. Jokingly, i replied to him… ‘yeh tum ne kia kuch likh dala….? Athar mein ne to tumko abcd sikhai thi…’  prompt came the reply..  ‘Mom…. ghorr se dekhen..ye abcd hi hai.. only the sequence has changed….. ‘

**** During the construction of our house in Chaklala sch 3, i use to go and visit the site in the afternoon. On one such visit, khawar accompanied me. Together we went around the half built house, while coming down the stairs my foot slipped and i went crashing down the stairs, i had a terrible sprain in my back…. khawar got panicky then he looked around and held his hand for me to get up saying in a hushed tone..’ Mom..hurry get up no one has seen you..’ and i was laughing between tears of pain….

The Sugar and Spice of life

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**** As a ritual, i use to bring something for the children to eat after my visit to the CSD for groceries etc.  One such day, i had brought sweet fennel seeds for the children. The elder three ate their share. The youngest was eating her share, picking one or two seeds in her small fingers and putting in her mouth. One of the boys had a brilliant idea to get hold of the sister’s share. He went up to her and said..’ Mehwesh! lets play… we are your horses , when we come to you you will feed us..’….. and when i entered the room all three were  on their fours acting like horses, each would come up to mehwesh, who happily fed them her share of sweet fennel seeds….

Nazm :’……. jab ham nahi honge..’

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kuch farq nahi hoga sab aisa hi rahe ga

aasman waisa hi neela ho ga, jab ham nahi honge

sitaray gagan per waisay hi chamken ge jaise ab

hawain waisay hi naghma khwan hon gi, jab ham nahi hon ge

subh to waisai hi ho gi, jaisee har roz hoti hai

bas ik khila reh jai ga, jab ham nahi hon ge

jistarah boond ke baa’d boond chali aati hai pani ki

waisay hi koi nafas jaga le le ga, jab ham nahi hon ge

yehi qanoon e fitrat hai, yehi dastoor e Rabbani

qaim abud tak yehi rahe ga, magar ham nahi hon ge….

14th december,2010.