some things forgotten, some things remembered

This poem was posted in the 10th year of MHFL: Nov 2005 to Oct 2006

A Majaz Lucknawi ghazal:

kuch tujh ko khabar hai, hum kya kya ai shorish-e-dauraan bhool gaye?
woh zulf-e-pareshaan bhool gaye, woh deeda-e-giriyaan bhool gaye

( See the kind of things the confusion of worldly affairs has made
me forget:
I have forgotten her wild hair, I have forgotten those tear filled eyes)

ai shauk-e-nazara kya kahiye nazroon mein koi soorat hi nahin
ai zauk-e-tasavuur kya kahiye, hum soorat-e-jaana bhool gaye

( How can I talk about my desire to see when there is no beauty
before my eyes
How can I loose myself in imagining about her when I have forgotten
the face of my beloved)

ab gul se nazar milti hi nahi, ab dil ki kali khilti hi nahin
ai fasl-e-bahaaran rukhsat ho hum lutf-e-bahaaran bhool gaye

( My eyes dont meet the eyes of any flower, the bud of my heart does
not bloom
Go away “season of flowers”! I have forgotten how to enjoy
spring! )

sab ko to madaava kar daala apna hi madaava kar na sake
sab ke hi garebaan si daale apna hi garebaan bhool gaye!

( I have treated everyone around me, but I forgot to treat myself
I have repaired everyone’s torn clothes, but I sit here in torn rags)

yeh apni wafa ka aalam hai, ab unki jafa ko kya kahiye
ik nashtar-e-zehar-e-agahi rakh kar nazdik-e-rag-e-jaan bhool gaye

( This is the effect of my sincerity, her betrayal has nothing to
do with this:
I have kept a arrow dipped in poison close to my heart and have
forgotten that my life vein passes so close to it)

Kanwar

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Heart, we will forget him,
You and I, tonight!
You must forget the warmth he gave,
I will forget the light.

When you have done pray tell me,
Then I, my thoughts, will dim.
Haste! lest while you’re lagging
I may remember him!
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