Monday, July 21, 2008

An Ode to Leisurely Days

Dil dhoondhta hai, phir wohi, fursat ke raat din
Baithe rahein, tasavvur-e-jaana kiye hue
[Ghalib]

Galiyon mein baarishon mein, bach kar chalo jo tum
Hans dein hum, dhaani chunri pe chheente uchhaal kar
Dekha karein, aankhein teri shikwe liye hue

Phir gungune patjhadon mein, shaakhein chuna karein
Yaaron ke beech baith ke; yaadein buna karein
Chuskiyon mein chaai ki, ghul kar hanste hue

JaaDon ki narm dhoop aur, aangan mein let kar
Aankhon pe kheench kar tere, aanchal ke saaye ko
Aundhe paDe rahein kabhi, karwat liye hue

Yaa garmiyon ki raat jo, purwaaiyaan chalein
ThanDee safed chaadaron par, jaagein der tak
Taaron ko dekhte rahein, chhat par pade hue

Barfeeli sardiyon mein, kisi bhi pahaaD par
Waadee mein goonjti hui, khaamoshiyaan sune
Aankhon mein bheege bheege se, lamhe liye hue
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This song never fails to make me yearn for the leisurely days back in Rewa. I tried adding two more verses to the first one (written by Ghalib) and the last three (written by Gulzar).
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10 comments:

arun said...

aapne woh gana suna hai ... "aaj kal paaoon zameen par nahi padte mere " uske ek version mein shuru mein male voice hai .. have you heard those lines...these didnot get published but I had a song which had these lines..these are like
JAB BHI JEE CHAHEGA TAQDEER TO LE JANA
GHAR MEIN JANCHTI HAI YEH TSWEER TO LE JANA
PAR KATAR DENGE JO DEKHA TUMHE UDTE HUYE

Kanupriya said...

@Arun
yeah, it's one of my fav songs :)
Gulzar ki baat hi kuchh aur hai!

Bharat said...

Dear Kanupriya and Arun,

In the song "Aaj Kal Paaoon Zameen Par Nahi Padte Mere", my favourite line is "Jab Bhi Thama Hai Tera Haath To Dekha Hai, Log Kahete Hai Ke Bas Haath Ki Rekha Hai, Hamne Dekha Hai Do Taqdeeron Ko Judte Hue", what a deep meaning. Only Gulzar can think this way.

Kanupriya said...

Bharat,
in one of my earlier posts on Gulzar, I've mentioned the same line! :)

jj said...

good!
the first one flows better, second one is a better piece :)! to thoda tension ho gaya favorite decide karne mein

Kanupriya said...

@JJ
thanks :)

fursat ke lamhe said...

Kanpuriya ji, Aap par shayad Guljar ji ka jaadu chhaya hai. Aapke shabdon men jhalakta hai unka nasha. madhosh kar dene wale woh manjar jo shabdon men jhankta hai guljar ji ke.....Ab jyada kuchh nahin kahoonga....Pavan

Kanupriya said...

@Pavan
kuchh zyada hi ho gaya!

kaunquest said...

Wow! your verses are very good.. they too have a gulzar-like effect.. :)

Kanupriya said...

@Kaunquest
Thank you :) par tareef kuchh zyada hi ho gayi!

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