Saturday, October 05, 2013

Tum Bhi Aaya Jaaya Karo


Tamam safhe kitabon ke fadfadane lage
Hawa dhakel ke darwaja aa gayi ghar mein

Kabhi hawa ki tarah tum bhi aaya jaya karo...
                                                                                Gulzar

I have always been in love with Gulzar Sahab and his poetry. He has a way with words, he weaves magic. His style of expression leaves me spell-bound. The rich imagery of his lyrics, the originality and aptness of his metaphors,  his tangential interludes of symbolism rooted in the reassuring earthiness of day-to-day experiences leaves one breathless. I can spend a whole day just listening to his songs. Who can forget words like:

"Ajnabi si ho, magar gair nahin lagti ho
 Wahem se bhi jo ho naazuk woh yaqueen lagti ho..."
 (Maine shaed tumhe pehle bhi kahin dekha hai)

Or

 "Hont kuch kehte nahin kaampte honton pe magar
 Kitne Khaamosh se afsaane ruke rehte hain
 Sirf ehsaas hai ye rooh se mehsoo karo
 Pyaar ko pyaar hi rehnedo koi naam na do...."

Or

"Koi waada nahin kiya lekin, kyun tera intezaar rehta hai
 Bewajaah jab quaraar mil jaae, dil baRa bequaraar rehta hai..."
(Jab bhi ye dil udaas hota hai, jaane kaun aas paas hota hai..)