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Pompiye – Poem by Gulzar

Gulzar Poem

Pompiye dafan tha sadiyon se jahan
ek tehzeeb thi posheeda wahan
shehar khoda toh tawaarikh ke tukde nikle.

Dheron pathraaye hue waqt ke safhon ko ulat kar dekha
ek bhooli hui tehzeeb ke purze se bichhe the har-soo.
munjamid laave mein akde hue insaanon ke guchchhe the wahan
aag aur laave se ghabra ke jo lipte honge.

Wahi matke, wahi haandi, wahi toote piyaale
honth toote hue, latki hui mitti ki zabaanen har-soo
bhookh uss waqt bhi thi, pyaas bhi thi, pet bhi tha..

Hukmaraanon ke mehal, un ki fasilen, sikke
raaij-ul-waqt jo hathiyaar the aur un ke daste
bediyaan pattharon ki, aahani, pairon ke kade
aur ghulaamon ko jahan baandh ke rakhte the
woh pinjre bhi bahut se nikle.

Ek tehzeeb yahan dafan hai aur uss ke qareeb
ek tehzeeb rawaan hai,
jo mere waqt ki hai.

Hukmaraan bhi hain, mehal bhi hain, faslen bhi hain
jel-khaane bhi hain aur gas ke chamber bhi hain
hiroshima pe kitaaben bhi sajaa rakhi hain
bediyaan, aahani, hathkadiyaan bhi steel ki hain
aur ghulaamon ko bhi aazaadi hai, baandha nahin jaata.

Meri tehzeeb ne kitni taraqqi kar li hai …!

[ Pompiye = a city name, Pompeii

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Siddharth Ki Ek Raat..

Koi patta bhi nahin hiltaa, na pardon mein hai jumbish
phir bhi kaanon mein bahut tez hawaaon ki sadaa hai.

Kitne oonche hain ye mehraab mehal ke
aur mehraabon se ooncha woh sitaaron se bhara thaal falak ka
kitna chhota hai mera qad..
farsh par jaise kisi harf se ek nuqta gira ho
sainkadon samton mein bhatka hua mann thehre zara
dil dhadakta hai toh bas daudti taapon ki sadaa aati hai..

Roshni band bhi kar dene se kya hoga andhera?
sirf aankhen hi nahin dekh sakengi ye chaugarda,
main agar kaanon mein kuchh thoons bhi lun..
roshni chinta ki toh zehn se ab bujh nahin sakti
khud-kushi ek andhera hai, upaaye toh nahin
khidkiyaan saari khuli hain toh hawa kyon nahin aati?
neeche sardi hai bahut aur hua tund hai shayad
door darwaaze ke baahar khade woh santari donon
shaam se aag mein bas sookhi hui tehniyon ko jhonk rahe hain.

Meri aankhon se woh sookha hua dhaancha nahin girta
jism hi jism toh tha, rooh kahan thi uss mein
kodh tha uss ko, tapediq tha? na jaane kya tha?
ya budhaapa hi tha shayad..
pasliyaan sookhe hue kekaron ke shaakhche jaise
rath pe jaate hue dekha tha
chattaanon se udhar..
apni laathi pe gire ped ki maanind khada tha..

Phir yakaa-yak ye hua
saarthi, rok nahin paaya tha, munh-zor samay ki taapen
rath ke pahiye ke tale dekha tadap kar isey thanda hote!
khud-kushi thi? woh samarpan tha? woh durghatna thi?
kya tha?

Sabz shaadaab darakhton ke wajood
apne mausam mein toh bin maange bhi phal dete hain
sookh jaate hain toh sab kaat ke
iss aag mein hi jhonk diye jaate hain.

Jaise darwaaze pe aamaal ke woh donon farishte
shaam se aag mein bas
sookhi hui tahniyon ko jhonk rahe hain. !!

Gulzar

Main Rozgaar Ke Silsile Mein..

Main rozgaar ke silsile mein,
kabhi kabhi uss ke shehar jaata hun toh,
guzarta hun uss gali se..
woh neem-taariq si gali !
aur ussi ke nukkad pe unghta sa purana khambha!
ussi ke neeche tamaam shab intezaar kar ke,
main chhod aaya tha shehar uss ka..
bahut hi khasta si roshni ki chhadi ko teke,
woh khambha ab bhi wahin khada hai.!

Futoor hai ye! magar,
main khambhe ke paas ja kar..
nazar bacha kar mohalle walon ki,
poochh leta hun aaj bhi ye..
woh mere jaane ke bad bhi,
aayi toh nahin thi?
woh aayi thi kya.??

Gulzar

Ek Nazm Meri Chori Kar Li Kal Raat Kisi Ne..

Ek nazm meri chori kar li kal raat kisi ne..
yahin padi thi balcony mein!
gol tipaahi ke ooper thi!
whisky waale glaas ke neeche rakhi thi!
nazm ke halke halke sip,
main ghol raha tha honthon mein..

shayad koi phone aaya tha!
andar jaa kar lauta toh phir nazm wahan se gaayab thi !
abar ke ooper neeche dekha,
soot shafaaq ki jeb tatoli
jhaank ke dekha paar uffaaq ke!
kahin nazar naa aayi woh nazm mujhe!

Aadhi raat aawaaz suni toh uth ke dekha..
taang pe taang rakh ke aakaash mein,
chaand tarannum mein padh padh ke,
duniya bhar ko apni keh ke..
nazm sunaane baitha tha. !!

Gulzar

Ye Raah Bahut Aasaan Nahin Jis Raah Pe..

Ye raah bahut aasaan nahin jis raah pe,
haath chhuda kar tum yun tanha chal nikli ho..

Iss khauf se, shayad raah bhatak jaao na kahin,
har mod pe maine nazm khadi kar rakhi hai..

Thak jaao agar aur zaroorat pad jaaye,
ek nazm ki ungli thaam ke waapas aa jaana. !!

Gulzar