Friday, September 15, 2006

ma/ mother


raat ki khali plate par
chawal se bikhare ye sitare
aur chand makhan ki dali sa
pighalta hua haule-haule

aaj ki raat
ma bahut yaad ayi


a horrendous translation again, but that's what u'll have to manage with starry, unless you learn hindi;)


stars, scatterred like rice
on the empty plate of night
and the moon, melting slowly
like a scoopful of butter

tonight
i miss mother, a lot
image courtsey, corbis.com

10 comments:

Gypsy said...

hey adi, nice to see ur blog...u have a good place here :)

Aditi said...

that is a wonderful analogy...quite beautiful actually

adi said...

gypsy: thanks for dropping by. hope u'll be back :)

aditi: thanks twin...

educatedunemployed said...

aaj ki raat = this night..tonight?

Just a thought..

Beautiful lines.

meet_me said...

That was beautiful Adi! Makhan n moon, chawal n stars, n amongst all this, Ma...

dwaipayan said...

nice poems

just me said...

hey adi... aapke itne messages aaye, aur hum ek ka bhi samay par jawab na de paye... is kambakht naukri ne hamare samay par itna hak jama rakha hai ki ab kya hi bataein! kuch dinon ke liye chutti pe hain...isliye socha pehle aapko adaab karte chalein! :)

adi said...

e&u: doc, welcome to delhidreams. and i tell everybody, my translation skills are as good as lalu's management skills.

pheebes: ma is more beautiful than everything else.

dwaipayan: nice comment ;)

just me: aadab mohtarma. banda ummeed rakhta hia ki apke mijaz khairiyat se honge. milte rahiyega, chand ki dehleej par yun hi...

Anonymous said...

seems like u posted this comment just a while ago!
khair, i ws here to tell u that it seems like u are really needing an altaf raja song some time soon - n i'd be the one sending it this time!
NO MAILS FROM UR SIDE ???????????
ciao!!
take care ... specially after u hear altaf raja :D

Pheebee

Anonymous said...

Aaj ma ki yaad aayi ya us yaad ko dil se celebrate kiya. jo dil me hai use chaand sitaron me mat dhundiye, dil me hi rehne dijiye... yaaden bikhar jayen to laut k nahi aati. U HAV TO AGREE.

dreamt before

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