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Just a word?:)

February 8, 2009


Love …just a word?:)
If it is,then it must be the only word in the world to have inspired so many emotions across so many countries…cultures..languages….

Writers have tried describing it…
Poets have pined for it endlessly…
Singers have crooned words we understood but didn’t know how to express…
Lovers sigh over it…
Young hearts dream of it…
Some hearts look back with fondness and nostalgia…
Some hearts carry it still…ever new and ever young…

But because I am no poetic soul,I will simply share the words of those who are…:)

And each day we will discover a few more things…more ways to celebrate..more ways to live life…
We will search for new definitions and find some old ones…
Of how love is an eternal emotion…intangible and ever elusive….
It would be madness to confine it to any one definition or any one relatonship…

तुम मुझमें प्रिय! फिर परिचय क्या
– महादेवी वर्मा (Mahadevi Verma)
तुम मुझमें प्रिय! फिर परिचय क्या

तारक में छवि, प्राणों में स्मृति
पलकों में नीरव पद की गति
लघु उर में पुलकों की संसृति

भर लाई हूँ तेरी चंचल
और करूँ जग में संचय क्या!
……………
हारूँ तो खोऊँ अपनापन
पाऊँ प्रियतम में निर्वासन
जीत बनूँ तेरा ही बंधन
…………..
भर लाऊँ सीपी में सागर
प्रिय मेरी अब हार विजय क्या!

……….
काया छाया में रहस्यमय
प्रेयसि प्रियतम का अभिनय क्या!

तुम मुझमें प्रिय! फिर परिचय क्या!

(Excerpt)
The first line says it all doesn’t it?:)

Take a look at what Faiz says….

”तुम जो पल को ठहर जाओ तो ये लम्हें भी
आनेवाले लम्हों की अमानत बन् जायेँ…”

ek din kah liijiye jo kuchh hai dil mein aapake
ek din sun liijiye jo kuchh hamaare dil mein hai

-Josh Malihabadi


lamhaat-e-yaad-e-yaar ko sarf-e-duaa na kar
aate hai.n zindagii me.n ye aalam kabhii kabhii

-Shakeel Badayuni

Bashir Badr
”अब किसे चाहें किसे ढूँढा करें
वो भी आख़िर मिल गया अब क्या करें

हल्की हल्की बारिशें होती रहें
हम भी फूलों की तरह भीगा करें

आँख मूँदे उस गुलाबी धूप में
देर तक बैठे उसे सोचा करें

दिल मुहब्बत दीन दुनिया शायरी
हर दरीचे से तुझे देखा करें

घर नया कपड़े नये बर्तन नये
इन पुराने काग़ज़ों का क्या करें ”
-रचनाकार: बशीर बद्र

Gulzaar
”क़दम उसी मोड़ पर जमे हैं
नज़र समेटे हुए खड़ा हूँ
जुनूँ ये मजबूर कर रहा है पलट के देखूँ
ख़ुदी ये कहती है मोड़ मुड़ जा
अगरचे एहसास कह रहा है
खुले दरीचे के पीछे दो आँखें झाँकती हैं
अभी मेरे इंतज़ार में वो भी जागती है
कहीं तो उस के गोशा-ए-दिल में दर्द होगा
उसे ये ज़िद है कि मैं पुकारूँ
मुझे तक़ाज़ा है वो बुला ले
क़दम उसी मोड़ पर जमे हैं
नज़र समेटे हुए खड़ा हूँ ”
-रचनाकार: गुलज़ार

”It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is overruled by fate.
When two are stripped, long ere the course begin,
We wish that one should love, the other win;
And one especially do we affect
Of two gold ingots, like in each respect:
The reason no man knows; let it suffice
What we behold is censured by our eyes.
Where both deliberate, the love is slight:
Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?

– Christopher Marlowe (1564 – 1593)

”Come live with me and be my love
And we will some new pleasures prove
Of golden sands and crystal brooks,
With silken lines and silver hooks
. ”
-John Donne

I lost a World – the other day!
Has Anybody found?
You’ll know it by the Row of Stars
Around its forehead bound.

A Rich man—might not notice it—
Yet—to my frugal Eye,
Of more Esteem than Ducats—
Oh find it—Sir—for me!

-Emily Dickinson

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Winnie the poohi permalink
    February 8, 2009 10:36 am

    lovey dovey 😀 😀

  2. freespirit permalink
    February 8, 2009 10:46 am

    Wah wah!

  3. Indyeah permalink
    February 8, 2009 11:27 am

    Winnie:-lol!yeah mush is the way to go this week..:D

    Freespirit:-:D*wide grin*
    Thank you…I just compiled them all…:D

  4. Usha Pisharody permalink
    February 8, 2009 3:49 pm

    Have not read it fully… but will do so in the evening.

    For now: Love is a Universe… encopassed in a little word that blossoms in every heart 🙂 You just need to make sure it spreads its fragrance … in what ever way you can 🙂 🙂

  5. Solilo permalink
    February 8, 2009 6:29 pm

    Love is in the air.

    Emily Dickinson my another fav. poet after Robert Frost.

    I think after eons I read Mahadevi Verma. If I am not mistaken isn’t she the one who wrote Gillu. Her fav. pet Gilhari (Squirrel).

  6. hitch writer permalink
    February 9, 2009 2:15 am

    Love is what I feel for cricket !!!! lol….

  7. freespirit permalink
    February 9, 2009 8:33 am

    That’s a lot of energy and hard work! Also I’d like to know your thoughts on the link http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/Sep152008/state2008091490030.asp

    This is the blog of the Home Minister of the state:
    http://www.drvsacharya.blogspot.com/
    Make your voice heard to the Government of Karnataka as well. And spread the message of love!

  8. Indyeah permalink
    February 11, 2009 11:23 pm

    Usha:-Thank you :)the way you always encourage is so amazing:)
    ”Love is a Universe… encopassed in a little word that blossoms in every heart 🙂 ”Beautiful!:)
    hugs:)

    Solilo:-yeah she is the one I think:)some lines are eternal na?:)

    Dhiren:-LOL!trust me I know of your love for cricket..:D

    Freespirit:-Thanks:)will do that now…lemme go off and see the links..sorry for seeing this so late..
    take care:)

  9. Aren O. Týr permalink
    February 15, 2009 11:53 am

    “Where both deliberate, the love is slight:
    Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?”

    Beautifully and actually entirely true.

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