Bhulekha

Goonjon mein basar hoga ab
Kisson me nazar aayeinge
Ik Jhalak pehchaan ka bhulekha hoga
Bas yaadon mein mehek paayeinge

We will only reside in the echoes now
We will only be seen in tales
For a moment, you will think you have recognised me
You will only find my scent in your memories

Janoge mujhe sirf apne ehsaas ke tale
Yakeen khud se jab uthne lage
Phir mud ke pooch lena mujh se
Kya kabhi saath the khade?

You will know me (when you look) under your feelings
When your belief in yourself begins to fail/lift
Then, turn and ask me
Did we ever stand together?

Main bhi muskura doongi hak se
Ki aakhir kadam kuchh to badhe
Khayal tumko phir bhi apna hi hoga
Par phir, ek baar, tumhaare apnon mein hum hain pade

I too will smile possessively, knowingly
That at least you stepped forward today
Even though you are still thinking only of yourself
Even so, once more, I/we were amongst your own


Sochti hoon ki kya jawab doongi tumhe
Jo khud ko hi hai khoje phire
Na tab thi tumhein us lau ki khabar
Na ab ki hawa kahaan liye chale

I wonder what I will say to you in reply
To one who is still hunting for his own self
Even then you did not know of that flame
Nor do you know know where the winds blow you

Rukh kidhar ka rakhoge hamdam
Hum idhar, bheetar hain rahe
Kya aks, kya raqs, kya haqeeqat, kya khel
Kya khushi, kahaan chain, kuchh tukdon ka mel.

Where will you turn, my fellow
I(we) am here, within (and remain)
What reflection, what dance, what reality, what play
What joy, whither peace – just the joining of parts/pieces.

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One thought on “Bhulekha”

  1. M – What a gazab poetry. Bas Lafzon ke khel , aur Dillon ka mel . Thank you for writing such 🙂 I owe you a hug & a cup of coffee to say the least. Whenever that happens 🙂 Thank you for spreading happiness around 🙂

    Sanu ishq laga hai pyaar da
    Sanu pyaar da, dildaar da
    Dil ki bisaat kya thee
    Nigah-e-jamal mein
    Ik aina tha toot gaya dekh baal mein
    Uth Faridon suttya, uth Farida
    Duniya vaikhan jaa
    Jai koi mil jaye bakhshiya tey too vi bakhsha jaye
    Kalaay maidayy kapray, tay kala maida bhais
    Ghunaah hi bharya mein phirain, log kahain dervish
    ( Abida Parveen )

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