Midsummer Nights Dream

Yes. Its still summer in Delhi. And its night right now. And I just woke up in the middle of it, mostly because of a dream, and partly because I reminded myself that Germany has lost the semis to Italy.

Anyways, the night gave me an opportunity to finish an unfinished gazal of mine, so here it is:

शायर भी हुआ है कोई ये राह छोड़कर
इन मय से भरी आँख़ों की पनाह छोड़कर

बरसी न घटा इस कदर है सदियों में कभी
जिस माह तू मिली वो इक माह छोड़कर

सह लेगा दिल मेरा कई जामों का बिछड़ना
न कट पाए ज़िन्दगी तेरी निगाह छोड़कर

जब से सुनी वो नज़्म हुआ दिल पे वो असर
दिल कर रहा है आह, खुद ही आह छोड़कर

बुला रही है रौशनी सहर के उस तरफ़
जाऊँ तो किस कदर ये रात स्याह छोड़कर

तू चाहता है छोड़ दूँ ये ज़िद मेरी अभी
हर चाह मान लूँ तेरी ये चाह छोड़कर

कर के वो गया बात बड़ी सूझ से भरी
गया वो आशियाँ मगर तबाह छोड़कर

Dont ask me contexts. Many things have contributed to the gazal, the night, the summer, the world cup, and the mail from a friend that I just read. 🙂

9 thoughts on “Midsummer Nights Dream

  1. तू चाहता है छोड़ दूँ ये ज़िद मेरी अभी
    हर चाह मान लूँ तेरी ये चाह छोड़कर

    Ghushe, you’re truly rising up 😉

  2. better than saying…

    हम जिसे गु्नगुना नहीं सकते
    वक़्त ने ऐसा गीत क्यों गाया

    … right Mritun? 🙂

  3. Smriti says:

    Amazing Ghushe….awesome composition

    Waqt rukta nahi nahi tik kar,
    Iski adat bhi adami si hai 🙂

    Great Work ~

  4. Surya says:

    बुला रही है रौशनी सहर के उस तरफ़
    जाऊँ तो किस कदर ये रात स्याह छोड़कर

    Vallah Kya baat kahi hai aapne bandhuvar. Web surfing karte-karte achanak pahunch gayaa aapki site par. Kamal ki shayaree hai aapki. Badhai. Chahto to hoon ki main bhi hindi mein hi likhoon, prantu mallom nahin aapne kaun sa software irayog kiya hain is website mein. Hardik bdhai.

    ‘Surya’

  5. S says:

    you write so well ki inke baad kuch aur padhne ka man hi nahi hota ….really one just wants more of these..theres so much passion in all your compositions

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