Wednesday, August 20, 2008

बैरंग / undelivered


कोई दिन
ऐसा भी जाता है कभी
के लगता है
मैं एक बैरंग ख़त हूँ
जो लौट आया है वहीँ
जहाँ से चला था कभी

koi din
aisa bhi jata hai kabhi
ke lagta hai
main ek baerang khat hoon
jo laut aaya hai wahin
jahan se chala tha kabhi


sometimes
a day goes by such
that it seems
i am but an undelivered letter
which has returned, to where
it had started from, some time

10 comments:

anox said...

Such a beautiful sentiment, Adi - and so wonderfully expressed. I wish I understood more Hindi so I could rely less in the English version.

Do we not all feel that way, at least once? Lost in transition, perhaps? :)

Yours,
Vi

human being said...

so....
sad?
my first impression was this...
but in a flash of light i saw myself with a returned letter in my hand... and why i was smiling?!

oh there was a misspelling in the recipient's address...

i opened the letter... felt as if i'd love to add some more words...
thought perhaps these words were lacking...

see? the letter can start anew... the letter has not lost anything but gained some more... just the poor recipient should wait more...
;)

Adi, very impressive and also expressive poem...

starry nights said...

Beautiful as always.

adi said...

vi: thanks. sometimes i wish i knew all the languages of this world, even those that don't exist anymore or even those still to evolve. but then when i feel life in all its glory and sadness around me, i feel i don't need any language at all.

human: he he, u turned it around na. i often do it myself, dee comes up to me with a problem that's bothering her, at school or college or family or friends or even delhi and the country and i love to turn it around to point towards that elusive silver lining.

good to have a taste of my own medicine :) thanks again.

DeLi said...

wow, so poignant!

oceanic mirages said...

hmmmmm...
it seems i am more interested in the comments than this beautiful poem itself, bad but cannot help it... turning around hmmm?
tu ruk bataungi tujhe.

~nm said...

Its beautiful yet a sad poem! I liked it!

Shubhajit said...

first of all, thanks for your comment in my blog...

I am going through your writings...so many blogs so many beautiful verses and opinions....you are a thinking man and honest.

jac said...

I like this !

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

So touching! Brought tears to my eyes - like 'Na kisike aankh ka noor hoon'.

dreamt before

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