Aaj Bhi Tanhai Hai Revisited

आज भी तन्हाई है। (Aaj Bhi Tanhai Hai) - Lonely Even Today



This bilingual poetry was written on 11th September 2012. In my series of revisiting old classics for the new audience I am bringing some of my works back with modifications is required. Hope those who are reading it first time will also like it. The tone of this ghazal is bit depressing where the poet lamenting about his loneliness. 



कितने दिन बीत गए, कितनी रातें आयी हैं,
आज भी रुसवा हूँ मै, आज भी तन्हाई हैं।
Kitne Din Beet Gaye, Kitni Ratein Aai Hain,
Aaj Bhi Ruswa Hun Mein, Aaj Bhi Tanhai Hai.

Many days have passed, many nights came,
Ignored and lonely even today, my fate is same.

न जाने कितनी बहारें इस दरख़्त पर छाई हैं,
फिर भी सुखा है ये, पतझड़ ही इसने पाई है।
आज भी तन्हाई है।
Na Jaane Kitni Baharein Is Darakht Par Chai Hain,
Phir Bhi Sukha Hai Ye, Patjhad Hi Isne Pai Hai.
Aaj Bhi Tanhai Hai.

Who knows how many springs witnessed by this tree,
But it is still dry and from autumn it's not free.
lonely even today.

हर परिंदा उड़ता हुआ मंजिल को अपनी पा गया,
आज भी भटका हूँ मैं, आज भी ठोकर खाई है।
आज भी रुसवा हूँ मैं, आज भी तन्हाई हैं।
Har Parinda Udta Hua Manzil Ko Apni Pa Gaya,
Aaj Bhi Bhatka Hun Mein, Aaj Bhi Thokar Khai Hai.
Aaj Bhi Ruswa Hun Mein, Aaj Bhi Tanhai Hai.

Each bird flew to its desired destination,
I am still stray,stumbled without any motion.
Ignored and lonely even today, my fate is same.

पर्वतों पर से सभी कितने ही रस्ते बन गए,
मेरे ज़र्रे-ज़र्रे ने चोट ही बस खाई है।
आज भी रुसवा हूँ मैं, आज भी तन्हाई हैं।
Parvaton Par Se Sabhi Kitne Hi Raste Ban Gaye,
Mere Zarre-Zarre Ne Chot Hi Bas Khai Hai.
Aaj Bhi Ruswa Hun Mein, Aaj Bhi Tanhai Hai.

So many paths have been made from mountains,
Each part of mine was only hurt and hurt again.
Ignored and lonely even today, my fate is same.

Comments

  1. The flow of words stirs the emotions. Beautiful I'd say despite the depressing heart. Tanhai hum sab ko kabhie kabhie jeene nahin dete par woh bhi ek andaz aur mujhe bohot pasand hai.

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  2. So poignant and beautifully penned! :)

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