Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Ideas, and the lack of them

Sometimes it so happens that I've had some idea for a blog for a long-long time, just the idea, somwhere in the back of my mind, that I mean to write about, and then when I have the time, it seems as if words always ditch me. (I guess writing such long sentences, with commas seperating them, is a bad idea - but then, I didn't want to go through it again, trying to correct it! I've never been in the habit of revising things, not even my exam papers.)

Anyway, coming to back to the point, it so happens that you never find the words you're looking for when trying to write something. And then the idea slowly turns itself into something much more severe, demanding all of your time and attention. And then you really wish the thing had never occurred to you in the first place! Gulzar has a wonderful poem about the situation, but I don't quite remember it as of now. I'll post it if I happen to find it.

So an Idea happened to me. And having heard somewhere 'An Idea can change your life', I sat down with the idea, trying to change mine. Well, my life didn't really change, but the idea did ;) and what I wrote was something quite different from what I intended to.
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Raat Ki Syaahi

Tumhari aankhein dekh ke, jaante ho, kya sochti hoon?
Ab tak aur na jaane kitni raatein qaid ho chuki hongi unmein!

Gusse mein toofaan waali ek barsaat ki raat,
Aur ek, jismein sharaarat ka ek sitaara chamka hoga
Murjhaaye patton waali ek patjhaD ki bhii!

Vaisi hi ek raat ki syaahi se jo misre likhe
Sapne kuchh berang se ubhar aaye

Abki baar jo aana, do mutthi waqt saath laana
Sapno mein rang bharna aasaan nahin!
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So, that's that. And as I said, it's not what I wanted to write, but since it's about eyes (they always fascinate me), I thought I could post this just as well. And now, over to you.

15 comments:

....R.A.J.A.... said...

loved the cameo :-)

Kanupriya said...

thank u :)
but what in it was a cameo? :-/

Shantanu Singh said...

hmmmmm Nice

Kanupriya said...

@Shantanu
thanks :)
do I know u?

Shantanu Singh said...

mmm....well not exactly but if u remember we had chat on yahoo a couple of times sometime back.....remember We Rajputs Community (orkut)

Kanupriya said...

oh, yes! I do :)
guess it's been some 2-3 years back!

Shantanu Singh said...

Yeah I think so.....at that time I was in Final year...and its been 3 years since I am working!

Kanupriya said...

=))
in that case, long time indeed!

Shantanu Singh said...

Yeah............ I swear!

Gary said...

well said! waqt hi to zindagi me rang bharta hai!

Kanupriya said...

@Gary
:)

jj said...

ending - awesome... the initial part was kind of ok! last two lines were great :)

Kanupriya said...

@JJ
thanks :)

couldbeanyname said...

ab tak na jaane aur kitni raatein qaid ho chuki unmein..

nice lines.. profound.. reminds of faraaz's ab nah woh main hun, nah tu hai, na woh maazi hai faraaz..

Kanupriya said...

Frankly I think it's quite childish. But then I *was* a kid back then :P

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