Friday, October 3, 2008

A poem from the SRE

PINKY

Bahut saal pehle,
Hamaarey ghar ke chhote se aangan mein
Ek nanhee si pari rehtee thi.

Dan-danaati, cheh-chahaatee, dhoop bikhertee, hanstee muskuratee
Uskee kilkari se poora ghar mehakta tha.

Ek din dopahar ko doctor aaya,
Shaam ko kuch log usey chaadar main lapete khade they,
Agley roz maine usey khoob dhoondha,
Palang, mez, kursee kay neechey,
Almaaree kay andar, almaaree kay oopar, darwaaze kay peechey.
Kahin nahin milee, kisi ney bataaya bhagwaan kay ghar gayee hai.
Main uske aane ka intezaar karta raha,
Lambe safar ke har morh per mainey raah dekhi.
Koi nahi aaya.

Per ek sawal hai,
Kya yeh sach hai ki
Plnky mujhe dobaara kabhi nahin milee?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

It touches me .... it really touches me very deeply

Ritu said...

I dont know why blogger shows me as anonymous

sumana001 said...

Touched me in a way that's difficult to explain. Sumana.

Mampi said...

When was it?

You had me crying.
I was already upset over something else, and then this...

dipali said...

@ritu: Thanks, have conveyed your appreciation to the poet.
@sumana: It is really very moving. The poet was glad to get your feedback.
@mampi- more than fifty years ago- he was maybe four years old, his little sister must have been 1 1/2 or so.
Don't cry, please, Mampi bahadur puttar:)

Cuckoo said...

Very touching. All these li'l kid stories and poems these days affect me because of my new found mommyhood I guess. Sigh!

To bring some cheer...Happy Puja and Bon Voyage :)

dipali said...

@cuckoo: Thanks! Happy Puja to you and your family:)

The Weekend Blogger said...

Hi !! Have finally managed to access the net after ages a long time . Thanks for your comments. It seems that we have swapped cities !

mumbaigirl said...

Very moving. How upsetting it must have been.

ray said...

Hi ,

I was reading ur blog posts and found some of them to be very good.. u write well.. Why don't you popularize it more.. ur posts on ur blog ‘of this and that’ took my particular attention as some of them are interesting topics of mine too; and also let me tel u that this was one of the most touchy poems of my life....

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Cheers,

Indian Home Maker said...

Oh my God! I read all the comments to check it means what I thought it does...touching and very sad.

Mishika said...

:'(