Eating is an agricultural act - Wendell Berry

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

maut tu ek kavita hai

from anand by hrishikesh mukherjee starring rajesh khanna and amitabh bachchan.

Maut tu ek kavita hai
mujhse ek kavita ka vaadaa hai milegi mujhako
dubati nabzon mein jab dard ko neend aane lage
zard saa cheharaa liye chaand ufak tak pahunche
din abhi paani mein ho raat kinaare ke kareeb
na abhi andheraa ho, na ujaalaa ho, na raat na din
jism jab khatm ho aur ruuh ko saans aae
mujhse ek kavita ka vaadaa hai milegii mujhako

Death you are a poem
a poem has made pact with me that I shall meet her
when drowning pulse will bring on painful sleep
when Moon carrying her yellow face will reach horizon
when days still in water and night close to shore
there is not yet darkness, neither light, not night not day
when body is gone and soul still breaths
a poem has made pact with me that I shall meet her


the setting of this dialogue is memorable.

reminded of this when i heard about the death of shahida. she was a teacher at the girls school at a community i work with. really strong girl and very young. a quite, hard-working, intelligent girl. spent 2 years with her and the other teachers to help them with training on english.

completely shattering. one so young. full of life. unfair.
so unfair.

jab milegi mujhko, tho zaroor sawal poochoonga, kyon ?


Vanessa said...

Really sad. What happened to her? U say she was young....

csm said...

brain fever. quack treatment. out of control in short time.
nothing left to say.