Sunday, July 7, 2013

Knots of Musical Notes

सुनो! तुम कहा करते थे
इन उंगलियों और सिलवटों के
बीच की दूरियों में
गुनगुने कई अहसास
बसा करते हैं.

तरंग की लहरें यूँ ही नहीं
उठती, थमती और गिरती है
नज़दीकियों के पागलपन को 
इसी का सहारा जो हैं 

बौराई सी तेरी याद में 
जब सागर लहरे बावरे कुछ 
अफ़साने ढूंड लेती है 
बारिश की बूँदों का शोर 
कहा रास आता है 

तुम कहते हो 
शोर भी संगीत है 
और कभी खामोशी मे भी कविता. 
पर जब यादों के आँगन मे बस जाते हो 
एक एक करके मेरी सारी रुसवाइयों 
में भी नया कोई गीत ढूंड लेते हो 

आज ज़िद है अपने आप से कि 
तुम्हारी एक ना सुनूँगी 
इन दूरियों को तुम्हारे अनकहे 
गीतो के धुनो मे ना पिरौंगी 
तुम भले ही हर संगीत में मुझे पा लो 
तेरे आने तक मैं कोई अब नया 
धुन न बुनूँगी. 

This is a story of a girl who is waiting for her beloved to come back. They have decided and promised that he would write songs about the faces, places, and the traces he encounters and she would give music to his words and vice-versa. Hence even amid this temporary separation, this way they would find each other in their very own magical realms. Which can be referred as their Home. 

But a woman's mood has a brain of its own and thus there are times when she proudly adorns her crown of a  Drama Queen. So this lady in question, in order to want her beloved to come back soon, innocently (?) declares that she would not write any new song nor would she create new tunes till he comes back.

Only to do that yet again. And again.

For music and the words bind them Together- Mighty and Strong. 

She can be termed as a true Indiblogeshwari with all the नाज़ and नखरा embedded in her in all their glories.


This post is written for Indiblogeswari's #ThatTuesdayThingy contest 1- an attempt to stop by and challenge ourselves to go that extra mile to tell our tales! 

In this week's prompt I have to write about how Rahul Sharma's 'Time Traveller' has spoken to my soul. I hope I am able to connect to it in my own unique way. Wish me Good luck.


  1. All the best Preeti! I’m sorry I couldn't read your lovely poem... but the narrative on the subject sounds interesting. Wished there was a translation :)

    1. Thank you so much for your support throughout.

      I wish i could traslate it for you but my grey cells are unable to do that. in out next chat i will tell you the line to line meaning. How does that sound?

      Thanks a bunch for the wishes dear.

  2. Interesting piece and interesting title. Am not good at understanding the depth of hindi poems but these sure look like lyrics for the music :)
    The line which touched me - तेरे आने तक मैं कोई अब नया
    धुन न बुनूँगी.
    good lck

    1. Words from you means a lot.

      Thanks sweetheart.

      Goodluck to you too. :)

  3. The poetry was too good needless to say. But it was the description of an indiblogeshwari that fitted things better. It was a very nice take on the prompt and the group :)


    1. Yeah! :D Somehow it turned out to be like that.

      Thanks for your kind words Richa.

  4. Hindi poetry after a long long time. Pree good work done with the words. I guess, its true how we first push them away and then want them and threaten them not to make any music anymore. I loved it!

  5. I loved the last two paragraphs...beautiful.

  6. That's a fabulous expression, Preeti!
    And the lady truly represents an Indiblogeshwari with her नाज़ and नखरा!! All the best for the contest :)

  7. kya baat hai ! Amazing how you create words out of emotions ! Really enjoyed it !

  8. very nice! Loved reading it!

  9. wow! What an amazing response to the prompt!! I loved that you said that she is a true Indiblogeshwari!

  10. Loved this Pree :)
    I love you more for the fact that you can write Hindi poems so well they speak to our souls.

  11. Your poetry was beautiful. As always you create magic with your words. All the best Preetilata :)

  12. Very well done, Preetilata. :D But I've read your beautiful verse before, so I am doubly thrilled! :D Hugs!


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