6.6.09

The scent of rains: Baarish ki khushboo

Ab baarish mein lipti mitti se
Khushboo aati nahin
Zameen mein gadee hui yaadon ke jism se
Purani boo phailti hai
Boye hue beej churaa lete hai mehek ko
Phoolon ko ittar se sajaane ke liye
Sehr ki bhookh kha leti hai jamee hui dhool ko
Dopahar ki dhoop mein
Mitti sookh jaati hai
Daraaron mein daraar banaate hai
Ajnabi pairon ke taley se
Kaanch ke tukde
Kitne sheeshe toot gaye
Subah ko khatam karne ke liye
Ab shaam aayi hai
Thandi hawaa jheel ki geeli boondon ke saath
Panaah leti hai issi mitti mein
Woh paani mein ab ghul jaayenge
Bachey hue kissey
Raat hone tak sapnon ko bhi neend aane lagegi
Baarish giregi aisi mitti par
Jiski rooh bhi baasi ho chuki hai

~FV

4 comments:

mash said...

zameen main gadi hui yadon ka zism....u just gave form to memories.
very well written...reminded me of gilzaar saabs writting( comparisons are odious...not comparing..just telling what it reminded me of..:)

FV said...

Thank you...I like the way you put it...giving form to memories.

Regarding comparison, next you will say my voice 'reminds you' of Himesh Reshamiyya :)

Waise, I like to do a take-off on several ideas. If interested, this is what i did with Faraz's 'Ab ke hum bichchde'...

http://farzana-versey.blogspot.com/2008/09/death-of-forever-hamesha-ka-janaaza.html

mash said...

comparison...with himesh reshamiya...u really must be non meliflous...by the way i said your writting reminded me of gulzaar's style...and i was not comparing...remember.:)

FV said...

I put 'remind you' in single quotes...I guess I am not good with jokes ;) About Himeshbhai and whether I am mellifluous or not, ab hum kya kahein?

Meri awaaz hi pehchaan hai 'gar yaad rahe...?(Gulzar)