Tuesday, November 28, 2017

वो कवि नहीं है


वो कवि नहीं है 
वो कविता नहीं करता 
वो कुछ कहता भी नहीं है 
शब्द खो से गये लगते हैं 
आज भी मचलती है उसकी कलम 
उसके ख़यालों के साथ ही 
न जाने क्यूँ आज भी 
ज़िंदा रखा है उसने 
एक अधूरी सी कविता को 
जो अब पूरी नहीं होगी 
पर मैंने वादा किया है उसे 
नये शब्द देने का 
हम साथ ढूंढेंगे उनके आयाम 
और लिखूंगी मैं उसके लिये कवितायें 
क्यूँकि वो कवि नहीं है 
और वो कविता नहीं करता 

Monday, November 27, 2017

दुआ में उठते हाथ


दुआ में उठते हाथ, तू इबादत है मेरी 
हाँ तू सजदा है मेरा, तू आदत है मेरी 

मेरे लबों की मुस्कान, नींद-ओ-चैन है मेरी 
तू ख़याल है मेरे, तू चाहत है मेरी 

मैं तेरा अक़्स, तू वज़ूद है मेरा 
तू गुरूर है मेरा, तू हिमाक़त है मेरी 

तू तड़प है मेरी, तू दवा है मेरी 
तू सुरूर है मेरा, तू शरारत है मेरी 

तू नींद में पीठ पर थपकी है मेरी 
तू अरमान है मेरे, तू राहत है मेरी 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

पुराने महल


पुराने महलों के मलबे को माथे से लगा रखा है, 
और सोचते हैं कि नसीब बदलता क्यों नहीं।

Puraane mahalon ke malbe ko maathe se laga rakha hai,
Aur sochte hain ki naseeb badalta kyun nahin.

Monday, October 23, 2017

दिल का हाल


कभी जलता हूँ धुऐं सा, कभी लहरों सा बहता हूँ,
जो तू न हो पास मेरे, तेरी यादों में खोया रहता हूँ,
तुझे तो ख़ामोशी के सिवा कुछ न दे पाया मैं,
आज ये बूंदें पिरो, दिल का हाल मैं कहता हूँ। 

Kabhi jaltaa hu dhuyein sa, to kabhi lahro sa bahtaa hu,
Jo tu na ho paas mere, teri yaadon me khoya rahtaa hu,
Tujhe to khamoshi ke siwa, kuch na de paya main,
Aaj ye boondein piro, dil ka haal main kahtaa hu.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

I love you


I love you.
I wanted to tell you
Exactly how I am feeling right now
But I can't find words for it
May be there is no word for it.

It's like somebody is pulling me from inside
Crunching the innards 
And escaping a thousand butterflies
In the space that's created after.

Like my whole body is shivering
Coz it's missing the warmth of your hug
It's craving the touch of your skin on mine
And it needs its dope that's you.

It's like my heart is not pumping anymore
But walloping with a frequency of thousand each second
It's so full of love that it keeps bursting
And often its remnants come out the way of eyes.

It's like my mind is clouded
And everything appears hazy
It's searching everywhere for a shadow that's yours
I have no senses; for I find all my senses in you.

And my soul... it's waiting
For you are its ocean and it is the river
It will dissolve in you when it meets you.
And I will dissolve in you when I meet you.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

शांति


बहुत शांति है यहाँ 
कोई सैलाब नहीं इस समंदर में 
धड़कनें भी थोड़ी धीमी हैं 
तेरे और मेरे दिलों की 
बेचैनी नहीं है कोई 
न कोई फाँसले दरमियाँ हैं 
किसी बात का डर भी नहीं 
न किसी रफ़्तार की न किसी मंज़िल की तलाश है 
बहुत शांति है यहाँ 
एक तू है, एक मैं हूँ 
और ये गहरा समंदर है 
लहरें हैं कुछ पर बेताब नहीं 
आसमाँ भी उदास नहीं कि आफ़ताब नहीं 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Storyteller


I used to call myself a storyteller
I thought I always have many stories
That needed to be told
That needed to come out
But I am thinking for last few days
Do I have any story to tell you?
May be many, may be none
Today I cant find any one
Though I want to tell you
About every atom that makes me Me
My hopes, desires, dreams
My regrets, experiences, schemes
My fears, darkness, screams.
I am open to you like an ocean
It's you who has to explore
You will find the hidden pearls
Keep diving till the core.
I am not really a puzzle
As the world thinks I am
Sometimes I think that too
That I am too complicated, 
But is that true that I am?
I am a blabbermouth I know
But I don't have a story today
I am a silent story in myself
If you listen what I can't say.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

I wish


I wish we could talk all day long and night.
I wish that, but I wish so much more
I would have stared at your eyes as you would talk to me.
Observe the curves of your lips as they form words.
I will see in your eyes when your imagination goes wild
And you picture the whole world with me.
I would love your hair and out of the blue I would just ruffle them.
And when you suddenly stop talking and ask me "what happened", 
I would smile and say "nothing".
We would talk in words, we would talk in silences,
We will stare at each other with eyes closed.
I wish we could talk all day long and night.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

I remember you


I remember you..
Like a shadow,
Sometimes appearing with sun but still always there.
Like a breeze,
Whose soft presence you can always feel.
Like a star,
Who would always be your guiding angel when all is lost and forgotten.
I remember you,
As you were there for me then,
As you are here for me now.
I remember you,
As you are.

But I want to see you again,
Soon...
Coz this memory isn't enough for me.
I want to look into your eyes,
More deeply this time.
I would read everything 
That you never say to me.
I want to know how it feels like 
To touch you
Are you really real?
How it feels like
To hold your hand?
I want to lean on your shoulder 
And forget that another world exists.
I want to whisper to you
And keep looking at your eyes.
And admire my best discovery in life.
I want to touch your face
And remember every freckle.
And all this while,
I want to remember you.

I will be your deep ocean
And you can be the diver
All the mysteries yours to unravel.

And I love you.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Letter


I often write to you in my head
All the things that I never say
I need you to know what clouds 
My mind all night and day 

I think about this distance 
That's spread for miles and miles
And the thought of just seeing you
Gives me jitters, makes me smile

And I wonder what you see 
In this crazy psycho me
That you're losing sleep and peace 
That you're falling on your knee

But I think about us the most
Are we real or just a dream?
I pinch myself to check
But doesn't work it seem

You say you love me so much
And show me the utmost care
But you're so afraid of some daemon
Who haunts you as nightmare

I want you to know that I am 
Standing forever tall beside you
You need not feel lost or scared
I'm here when its pink and its blue

There is so much more to say
But may be in another letter
Till then, just stay strong
Together we can make it better