Home / Poets / Gulzar / Pompiye – Poem by Gulzar

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

Click here for Gulzar Poetry, Poems collection

Please Rate this poetry!

About Poetry One

~ ~ Poetry One -All the Best poetry from Urdu and Hindi world. Find Best, famous, memorable, and popular poems & poetry from top Shayars and poets from Pakistan, India. An evergreen collections of shayaries for Love, Life, Sadness & Romance ~ ~

Check Also

Subah Ka Jharna, Humesha Hansne Wali Aurten..

Bashir Badr Poetry Subah ka jharna, humesha hansne waali aurten jhutpute ki nadiyaan, khaamosh gehari …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.