Koi Dost Hai…

As I had mentioned…this is my world..so there is more to this site than travel and trekking. Let’s start with some brilliant poetry:

Poet: Rana Sahri

Koi dost hai na raqeeb hai,
tera shehar kitna ajeeb hai.

Woh jo ishq tha woh junoon tha,
yeh jo hijr hai ye naseeb hai.

Yahan kiska chehra padha karoon,
yahan kaun itna kareeb hai.

Main kise kahoon mere saath chal,
yahan sab ke sar pe saleeb hai.

Tujhe dekh kar main hoon sochta,
Tu habeeb hai ya raqeeb hai.

Raqeeb=Dushman, Saleeb=Cross/Burden in this context

You can listen to this lovely poem sung by Jagjit Singh here.


4 thoughts on “Koi Dost Hai…

  1. I said I would send you the words of a favourite poem of mine, so this is it…….

    Poetry – Pablo Neruda. Transalated by Alasteir Reid.

    And it was at that age…Poetry arrived
    in search of me. I don’t know, I don’t know where
    it came from, from winter or a river.
    I don’t know how or when,
    no, they were not voices, they were not
    words, nor silence,
    but from a street I was summoned,
    from the branches of night,
    abruptly from the others,
    among violent fires
    or returning alone,
    there I was without a face
    and it touched me.

    I did not know what to say, my mouth
    had no way
    with names,
    my eyes were blind,
    and something started in my soul,
    fever or forgotten wings,
    and I made my own way,
    that fire,
    and I wrote the first faint line,
    faint, without substance, pure
    pure wisdom
    of someone who knows nothing,
    and suddenly I saw
    the heavens
    and open,
    palpitating plantations,
    shadow perforated,
    with arrows, fire and flowers,
    the winding night, the universe.

    And I, infintesimal being,
    drunk with the great starry
    likeness, image of
    felt myself a pure part
    of the abyss,
    I wheeled wit the stars,
    my heart broke loose on the wind.

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