Sahitya Sangeet

Literature Is The Almighty & Music Is Meditation

Hindi Ghazal-17



(1)
आये नज़र में परीवश नज़रों में खो गए,
सौ ज़ीस्त का ख्याल उठा ख्यालों में खो गए !
(2)
हर ग़ुम हुए निशात है उन चश्मों में मुज़मिर,
गोया मौसम-ए-गुल-ए-साज़ उठा साज़ों में खो गए!
(3)
शायद तुम्हारे चश्म-ए-करम बेखुदी का सबब है,
अज़ल से उन्हीं रंज-ओ-ग़म, मुसर्रतों में खो गए!
(4)
बेशुमार है इस दहर में नए गुलज़ार-ओ-माहताब,
लेकिन तुम्हारे आर और पर्दों में खो गए !
(5)
वो अश्क़-ओ-तबस्सुम और इश्क़ का बयान,
शीरीं सा इक बुत बना, परस्तिशों में खो गए!
(6)
रहगुज़र में बैठकर मरकज़ का इंतज़ार,
"रंजन" हवस-ए-दीद के बाँहों में खो गए!
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Translation

(1)
That fairy appeared in vision and thoughts started swinging,
Memories of countless lives tickled and imagination started swinging.
(2)
Many lost joys are concealed in those sleepy and seductive eyes,
As if music is playing of seasoned flowers and those tunes started swinging.
(3)
Perhaps the state of delirium is the favour of those captivating eyes,
Distress, grief and pureness since time immemorial started swinging.
(4)
Innumerable gardens and moons are shining in this universe,
But in my thoughts your bashfulness and veils started swinging.
(5)
Those narrations of tears, smiles and description of affection,
Transformed into a sweet idol and all the prayers started swinging.
(6)
Sitting idle in the middle of the path and waiting for that very centre,
Lost in the arms of thought, eagerness for glance started swinging.
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Rabindranath Banerjee(Ranjan)