Thursday, November 06, 2008

कुर्सियां / chairs



शुरू में सिर्फ़ ज़मीन थी
और इंसान थे
बराबर थे सब
एक-साथ बैठते थे
फिर धीरे-धीरे
कुर्सियां
बनीं
और हर इंसान
दूसरे से अलग होता गया
आज सिर्फ़ कुर्सियां हैं
और जो रह गए हैं ज़मीन पर
उन्हें इंसान नही समझा जाता

in the beginning
there was only earth
and there were humans
each one was equal
each one sat with the other
then, gradually
chairs were made
and each person
got separated from the other
today,
there are only chairs
and those left on the earth
are not considered human enough

image copyright: corbis.com
recently dee and me gave a party at my place. (celebrating the 22nd october.) i cleaned the whole space, removed the bed and the chairs and made the sitting arrangement on the floor itself. it was possible to have more people share the same space sitting on the floor instead of chairs. this poem comes from there :)
...to think of, the earth was always enough for all of us. we just have not realised that, yet.

9 comments:

How do we know said...

so true.. and so very well put. REminds me of this one that has been rolling in my head for a long time now: Pehle hum ne ghar bana kar faasle paida kiye, phir utha di aur deewarein gharon ke darmiyaan..

nihar said...

nice one adi
i liked it:)

neilina said...

Somehow I don't agree with this!

Dev said...

I still remember how I used to eat with my family on the kitchen floor to have meal, great thoughts man!!keep it up.

Citizen of Earth said...

I will do away with my chair
And my fence
For surely I have been sitting with the earth
All along

Umananda said...

Saini, this is something that i can instantly relate to. We like it or not it's a truth...


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human being said...

beauuuutiful... and true...

हर्षवर्धन said...

कमाल की लाइनें हैं। सीधे से सब समझा देती हैं।

ajay said...

Will be interesting to read your views on couches!

dreamt before

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