Yama Bhaisahib bhi mazedaar hain.
Bataakar nahin aate hain.
Kabhi toh darvaaze par khatkhatkaaye bina hi ghus jaate hain,
Aur apna kam karke, moochen ponchte huey
Tahal jaate hain.
Aur kabhi toh itlaa de kar bhi
Itna waqt laga dete hain
Ki intezaar karte karte lagta hai
Ki yon hi dum nikal jaayega.
Kabhi toh aate hain, phir keh dete hain
“Abhi toh mein bahut vyast hoon,
Aur baithe rah jaate hain unke chahne waale,
joh kahte hain ki kitna aur bhugtaaogey, mere dost?
Miyan , tum dost ho ki nahin ho?
Tum hamein samajh mein nahin aaye.
Tumhaari samay saarani bhi toh ajeeb hai.
Kabhi ek nanhi si jaan ko le jaate ho
Kabhi bade buzurgon ko tadpate ho
Kabhi ikatthe hi poore ke poore gaon aur shahar
Havai jahaaz ya rail,kuch bhi utha le jaate ho.
Kabhi aspataal mein aankh micholi khelte ho
Kabhi kabhi doctor logon ko thodi der ke liye jeet jaane dete ho
Ajeeb ho tum, Miyan .
Phir bhi tum mere pyaare dost ho-
Ek na ek din tum aaoge zaroor.
(The Hindi font has been driving me nuts, hence no Devnagari version this time. Apologies).
Sounds beautiful but I could not get it totally.
I know asking for a translation is to ruin its spirit completely.
So I will be content with :(
how are u feeling?
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He's a funny one, isn't he? You captured his spirit well, if spirit you can call it. Hope you're feeling better. *hugs
Why're you writing about this awful Bhaisaab?
Nice, and very true...Shreeman Yama is rather unpredictable:)but what made you write about Yama in Dec 2000?
How are you feeling now?
Beautifully written. But yes, like the others, I wonder, why thinking of Yama?
Great poem ! Hope you are feeling better..
@usha: I'll try a translation and e-mail it to you.
@neera: Thanks. Generally OK, but wobbly on exertion(:
@ray: I'm glad you like my posts. Thank you.
@a muser: Thanks, and hugs to you too.
@eve's lungs,indian home maker rajk:
This was written four days before my mother-in-law passed away. The last year and a half of her life was particularly painful, both for her and to those who were witness to her suffering- a hip fracture, knee fracture, respiratory problems, coma, total memory lapse. Before that my nephew lost his two and a half month old daughter. And there are of course the usual natural disasters that keep happening. I think they just all added up.
@2b's mommy: Thanks. I guess I'm improving slowly.
Everybody- My broadband connection had conked out for a week. Survival was tough. I'm so glad to be back online!
A M A Z I N G.
Hmm. Wish you could have posted it in Hindi. Small crib. I like your friendly terms with Yama Bhaisaheb.
This is a great one. Dropped by from Roop's blog.
went thru some other posts too and will see your archives some day.
@chox, banno, mampi: Many thanks.
Banno, the Hindi font was ruining the spacing and behaving in a very arbitrary fashion, so I gave up(:
I think I'd originally written this in the Roman script on the computer so it didn't want to adapt to Devnagari.
He's been visiting our family this week.
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