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Sunday, October 01, 2006

eyes / aankhaiN

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eyes
scintillating eyes
acuminous, unblinking,
pulsating, focused

the only curiosity alive
- when the body loses vision
what'll these eyes see

while pundits debate sages
long after we're gone
these probing eyes will
continue their search
will only pursue you
in after-after


aankhaiN
kya kiji'aye in aankhouN ka
tiktiki baaNdhay her sheh ko
takti rehti haiN her soo

tajoos'soos reh gaya jo ab
tou srif is baat ka aye humdum
jub yeh palkaiN bund ho ja'ayeNgi
khaak hOgi hum aaghosh khaak say
laikin yeh matlaashi aankhaiN m'ri
phir bhi tujhay dhoondaiN gi
phir bhi tujhay hee dhoondaiN gi

4 Comments:

Blogger Ishqa said...

struck a chord... several actually :)

"marney ke baad bhi meri aankhein khuli rahin /aadat padi hui thhi inhein intezaar ki"

"kaaga chun chun khaaiyo / sub tan khaiyo maans / do naina mut khaaiyo/ inhein piya milan ki aas"

"kaajar daarun kirkira surma saha na haaye / jin nainan mein pee basey / unmein dooja koi na samaaiy"

(none of the above, of course are mine - but I am bad with names and have forgotten who these are attributed to.

do keep writing and BTW - are you on ryze? there are a couple of good networks there...

September 23, 2006 2:43 AM  
Blogger temporal said...

buhat oomda intikhaab hay aapka

inhein piya milan ki aas

humaiN naa tou sh'er yaad rehtay haiN na sha'er ka naam...

have you checked out frances pritchett's (link here) ghalib? you'd love it!

am not sure about ryze - stretched as it is --

shukria:)

September 23, 2006 2:02 PM  
Blogger Ishqa said...

Thanks for the tip off re: the link. Will look at it when am less exhausted :)

I

September 24, 2006 12:27 PM  
Blogger temporal said...

a different nuance
this was good ishqa

open eyes
Since I lie dead
I will not do you
Out of your feed

Come, O Scavengers
Feast on my body
My full breasts,
My slim waist…

But leave mine eyes a while
For they wait, open still
For a glimpse of blue

He may not come
But still my eyes wait
Forever…
To fulfill their fate

September 25, 2006 3:46 PM  

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