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« on: Oct 27, 2011 08:04 AM »


Not only a beautiful and tragic actress, but a poetess as well...

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Nameless Silence


Alone, in a limitless stretch of loneliness
Caught in confused webs of fate,
Am I.
Again the crossroads, again a nameless silence,
Misty vision, deep quiet
Conscience donning the garb of apathy.
Life, an empty question,
A hushed wonder, the only answer.
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My past

My past
My loneliness, a blind abyss
Filling my breath
Ticking in my pulse
Etched deep into time
By myriad passing moments.
My blood crying for a cupped hand
Seeking a companion
Seeking identity
Seeking completeness.
My loneliness
Your wounds are my sores
Your pangs my sighs.
You, a deserted mosque,
I, your prayer call
Echoeing its own despair
Kneeling on widowed earth
Praying to whom?

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Mute Love

Flame
Clothed in ashes,
Corpse of ice
In a coffin of lava,
Mute love
Wrapped in notoriety.
Sacred drops
Of dirty tears
Crowding the Holy river.
A din rising noiselessly
A paradise startled.
Waiting silence.
Limits on limitless feelings.
Vagabond soul, wandering
Seeking the valley of lights
Facing the truth at every bend.
One truth in two garbs –
Love and Death.
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Audio: http://aligarians.com/2006/04/puuchhte-ho-to-suno-kaise-basar-hotii-hai/

1)
Puchhate ho to suno kaise basar hotee hai
Raat Khairaat kee sadqe kee sahar hotii hai
Saans bharane ko to jeena nahin kahate yaa rab
Dil hee dukhataa hai na ab aasteen tar hotee hai
Jaise jaagii huii aankhon mein chubhen kaanch ke Khwaab
Raat is tarah deevaanon kee basar hotee hai
Gam hi dushman hai meraa Gam hi ko dil Dhundhata hai
Ek lamhe ki judaaii bhi agar hoti hai

[You ask me, How do I live ?
Night goes in begging and Prayers fill my morning
O lord! Living is not only breathing /
My heart senses no more pain and eyes hold no more tears
Breakable dreams pierce my sleepless eyes like thorns
I, mad lover, spend my nights in such a way
Sorrow is my enemy and yet my heart longs for sorrow
Whenever there is some happiness in my life]

2.
Aagaaz to hotaa hai anjaam nahiin hotaa.
Jab merii kahaanii mein vo naam nahiin hotaa.
Jab zulf kii kaalik mein ghul jaaye koii rahii.
Badanaam sahii lekin gumanaam nahiin hotaa.
Hans hans ke javaan dil ke ham kyon na chune tukare.
Har shakhs kii qismat men inaam nahiin hotaa.

[It begins but I see no avail, no end
Often I don’t see his presence in my life
When someone is deeply in love with someone
one may get bad name but does not go in oblivion
Why should not I collect with laugh, the pieces of my broken heart?
Afterall not everyone gets the reward]

3.
Chaand tanhaa hai aasmaan tanhaa.
Dil milaa hai kahaan kahaan tanhaa.
Bujh gaii aas chhup gayaa taaraa.
Tharatharaataa rahaa dhuaan tanhaa.
Zindagii kyaa isii ko kahate hain.
Jism tanhaa hai aur jaan tanhaa.
Hamasafar koii gar mile bhii kahiin.
Dono chalate rahe tanhaa tanhaa.
Jalatii bujhatii sii raushanii ke pare
Simataa simataa saa ek makaan tanhaa.
Raah dekhaa karegaa sadiyon tak.
Chhod jaayenge ye jahaan tanhaa.

[Moon is alone and sky is alone
My heart goes alone on the journey
Day has brought the light but the hope is lost
My existence trembles alone
Is this the life ,
Where body and soul walk separately?
Though I found companion during my journey
But we kept walking separately
Far away on other side of that dim light
I see a small, closed and confined heart
It will wait for me for ages
After I walk alone from this world]
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