Saturday, May 27, 2017

Body to spirit
is inseparably betrothed
while there remain
any sign of life;
and, when it chooses
to say -
I wanna go, goodbye
spirit leaves
making room,
for its time
to get signed
life's Death Certificate!
On the first
day of Ramadan
let cyber
bear witness
for renderings of my heart -
nought else but gratitude
for meaning He
brought through you
to the dusk of my day
and dawn at its start.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

तुम्हें रंगीनियों से तर कर
रंग मेरा सादा है।

Monday, May 22, 2017

उसे है आदत
अपना कर मुकर जाने की
हमें है आरज़ू
परायों पर
बोझ ना बन जाने की
रब हो तुम
तो हक़ रही
तुम्हारी विधि भी
अपने बन्दों को आज़माने की -
इसी से सेराब है बंदगी
मेरी प्यास के पैमाने की!
If you pause
to listen
to the heart
in life's busy season -
it'll reveal itself
on insight's horizon
as clear as
Light of Dawn!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

there's pine,  there's pain
along with lessons to gain
that unknowingly once again
I'd embraced illusion.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

What keeps us
from giving a share
of piece of thought
that's ours -
isn't it mistrust
which harbingers
sheer miserliness
of heart?

Friday, May 19, 2017

Tick tock
Tick tock
goes the clock
as if to mock
the silent wait
for Eternity.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

लफ़्ज़  भारी हैं -
सो हमने मुस्कुरा
तुम्हें जोकर
कह दिया!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

कहते हैं सभी
रूह को देखो, कि
इस में इंसान की धरी
हक़ीक़त है,
फिर जो हम
तुम्हारे चेहरे पे खींची 
लकीरों से
अपने वजूद का 
पता पूछते हैं -
क्या इस लिए कि
तुम रूह हो मेरी ?

I am dumb
I am mute
To savour most
Of pain
While its acute!
मूक हूँ कि
मुर्दे की जुबां नहीं होती।
कहूँ क्या मैं उनसे -
फ़िज़ाएँ तुम्हारा पता पूछतीं हैं
सजी थी जो गलियाँ
आमद से, तुम से
तड़प कर मेरे हर क़दम रोकती हैं
चलना अकेले जब वकते क़ज़ा हो
अभी से क्यूँ साँसें कफ़न ढूँढती हैं?

Saturday, May 13, 2017

ना बनना रूह का रिश्तेदार -
इस रिशते को एक बार हाथ 
पकड़ कभी ना छोड़ने की 
हिम्मत है दरकार;
तुमने तो कई बार 
अंधेरों को सौंप
छोड़ा है मेरा साथ।

Friday, May 12, 2017

That whose very breath
billows life in vein 
turns to ask 
with feign of pique -
did I pray?
and I lol to say
what choice I've mate,

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Its festival of light tonight -
I am reminded
to inch closer
towards His rope,
at time when
every cell's in ache
life has ceased
to make sense,
rather threatens to break
resilience of my spirit;
freezing fear
I'll turn to ask
from Your Light tonight -
be there
give me hope.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

कौन ख़ाली है?
हम, तुम
दोनों ही तो भरे पूरे हैं
ख़ालीपन के अहसास से।

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

don't need my void
to be filled
with any empty word
or,  fake fragrance!

Monday, May 08, 2017

No Armani
nor any Vetiver
match musk
of the hour
spent in your company.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Put self to sleep
With consolation -
These are times of pollution
It afflicts the yield
Of lover's harp too
Have no expectation
Commitment won't last
Love's shelf life's short
In a heart
Driven by consumption! 
कई भावनाओं का अज़म ले बढ़ते है मुसाफिर
मंज़िल की ओर -
उल्फत, मुहब्बत, इश्क़, आश्नाई;
सब सच्चे हैं;
तुम्हारे वजूद में विलींन होने क़ी कसक में
मेरी सच्चाई है।

आभारी हूँ -
बरसों की ख़िज़ाँ रही
मगर छह महीने की बहार की मात
हालात के पलड़े पर भारी है,
मेरी ख़्वाबीदा शाखों पर अब भी
हरियाली है!
I gaze at flow
Water is on move
Thames is gurgling below
In waves and ripples
It breaks 
And speaks 
To awareness of my soul -
Whether I surge 
Or, choose to be still,
In river of life
There's cause for fear no more
I'll eventually be carried 
Through to the shore. 
theres pine, there's pain
along with the gain
that unknowingly
I'd stepped
into illusion again!

Saturday, May 06, 2017

कहते हैं सभी
रूह को देखो, कि
इस में इंसान की धरी
हक़ीक़त है -
फिर क्यूँ हम
तुम्हारे चेहरे पे खींची 
लकीरों से
अपने वजूद का 
पता पूछते हैं?
इस लिए कि
तुम रूह हो मेरी ?

Thursday, May 04, 2017

I am a phone call away
and yet he pouts to say -
I miss you.
What'll you do
I ask,
when I'm taken
light years away?


The speaker spoke -
what is your 'ikigai'?
what's that for which you live?
what's the reason for your being?
and my grey matter
jumped off from where
it was held captive,
within the passively listening
'me' in my seat -
how could I not be seeing
no he, no she
neither for this, nor that
all my life has been directed
I've lived
only for You.

Life feels
to have come full circle
when every ordeal
at its core
has to reveal -
Your Grace
at work to raise bar
for human endeavour.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

I am always on his mind
he says -
and, I whisper
in surrender
I'd applied
to be housed
in your heart space..
no worries dear
be without fret or fear
I shall remain
of promised place
and not complain