Sunday, September 6, 2009

Jugalbandi - Ghalib and Nursery Rhyme

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

Aashiqee sabr talab aur tamanna ik raqs-e-sharar

(sabr=patience, talab = search, raqs = dance, sharer = flash/fire)


Up above the world so high,
Mehfil main ‘Ghalib’ teri yaad bahut aayee!


Then the traveller in the dark,
Dil ka kya rang, khoone e jigar hua khakh

Yeh na thee hamaree qismat, to intezaar kyon ho
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.


Hain aur bhee duniya mian suKHanwar bohot achche
‘Ghalib’ ka hai andaaz-e- bayaan aur, kehte hain baar baar
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
(suKHanwar = Poet)

Dedicated to my friend RM

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hilarious ! nice