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AHMAD FARAZ, SILSILE TOD GAYA

13 Jun

A very good ghazal from Faraz. Especially the rhymes are superb and the thoughts are usual: bewafayi of the beloved and the complaining about it.It also marvels in being very simple in composition but high in concepts.

taken from:

http://funkastuff.blogspot.co.nz/2011/04/ahmed-faraz-silsile-tor-gaya-wo-sabhi.html?showComment=1402600069223#c1282003958985271163

 

SILSILE TOD GAYA WOH SABHI JAATE JAATE

WARNAH ITNE TO MARASIM THE KE AATE JAATE.

[He broke all the means of communication as he went away. Though I reckon our understanding was such that at least we could have continued visiting each others place.]

SHIKWAH E ZULMAT E SHAB SE TO KAHIN BEHTAR THA

APNE HISSE KI KOI SHAMMA JALAATE JAATE.

[It was better if one had lighted a mere candle oneself instead of complaining  about the darkness of the night]

KITNA AASAAN THA TERE HIJR MEIN MARNA JAANANA

PHIR BHI EK UMR LAGI JAAN SE JAATE JAATE.

[Although it was easy to die of the loneliness, O beloved, but still it took me a whole life dying slowly].

US KI WOH JANE USE PAAS E WAFA THA KE NAHIN

TUM FARAZ APNI TARAF SE TO NIBHAATE JAATE.

[Your beloved had any capacity to be faithful or not, I can’t say, but O Faraz, at least you could have played your part in keeping a semblance of relationship.]  

 

Note: The second sher: instead of complaining about the darkness of the night….. is in my opinion very philosophical and the need of the hour. It is for all of us.

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments

Posted by on June 13, 2014 in adab and literature

 

3 responses to “AHMAD FARAZ, SILSILE TOD GAYA

  1. Rafiullah Mian

    June 13, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    A beautiful and memorable Ghazal of Faraz.
    Yes, the second verse is portraying our tragedy as a nation.

     
    • shakilakhtar

      June 14, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      thanks sir. I learnt about this ghazal only now and it shows how limited is my reading. anyway I am still happy I met it and hope to meet countless other great ghazals out there.

       

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