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Nazm Uljhi Hui Hai Seene Mein

Gulzar

Listen (to Vivek read)

nazm uljhi hui hai seene mein
misare atke hue hain hothon par
udate phirte hain titaliyon ki tarah
lafz kaagaz pe baithate hi nahin
kab se baithaa hun main jaanam
saade kaagaz pe likh ke naam tera
bas tera naam hi mukammal hai
is se behtar bhi nazm kyaa hogi

We haven’t run any urdu poems in a while, so here is a wonderful nazm by Gulzar. And a new guest contributor, Vivek, who does a great reading of the same.

Vivek writes, So simple and yet so beautiful….Such a fabulous way of expressing what simply boils down to ” My love, to me your name is the most beautiful and the very best verse that I can possibly write. And so whenever i sit down to write something I cant go beyond putting down your name on a blank sheet.” I absolutely love this one and so I chose this nazm.

Gulzar is among the most popular lyricists in Bollywood and an acclaimed and sensitive film-maker.

And translation (Thx Falstaff)

A poem is trapped inside me.
Metaphors catch at my lips,
words hover like butterflies
never settling on paper.
I have sat for hours writing
your name on a blank page.
Only your name is beautiful.
What other poem is there?

[blackmamba]

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February 28, 2007 at 8:29 am 10 comments


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