Remembrance

جو کوئی بات دکھاتی ہے، وہی یاد آتی ہے

سرد  رات  ستاتی  ہے،  وہی یاد آتی ہے

When something hurts me

I am reminded of her

Winter nights

Remind me of her

 

بارہا چاند  میں  بھی  نظر  آتی  ہے

چاندنی لبھاتی ہے، وہی یاد آتی ہے

Oftimes, I see her in the moon

I like the moonlight

Though it does

Remind me of her

 

غور  سے  دیکھی  نہرِ جان  کی روانی

موجِ غم آتی جاتی ہے، وہی یاد آتی ہے

I see the river of time

Waves of joy and sorrow

One after the other

Remind me of her

 

رو رو نکال دوں زندگی سے یاد اسکی

زندگی  رلاتی  ہے،  وہی  یاد  آتی ہے

I would have wept away

Her memory

Sadly the tears

Bring back more memories

 

ایسے ہی کسی موسم میں ہم ملے تھے

یہ  رت  جلاتی  ہے،  وہی یاد آتی ہے

I remember it was similar weather

When we met

I hate this weather now

It reminds me of her

 

کاوش کی بھولنے کی غمِ دنیا لے کے

ایسے یاد جاتی ہے؟  وہی یاد آتی ہے

So I tried to forget her

Looking at the world’s sorrows

It was a fool’s errand

It does not remove memories

 

یہ غزل  ختم  تو  محفل  ختم  استاد

شمع ٹمٹماتی ہے،  وہی یاد آتی ہے

The words end

And so do the night’s revelries

The candle flickers

It reminds me of her

 

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7 Comments

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7 responses to “Remembrance

  1. Julie

    …beautiful…

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  2. There is a nuanced sensitivity in this ghazal – of a muted pain that lingers in rememberance of the beloved, of its unexpected reminders and finally the helplessness with which one gives into it in spite of all worldly efforts to forget.

    All very beautifully captured indeed.

    The eternal quality of this rememberance captured in the image if a flickering candle is almost haunting, and probably the most profound: A tiny flame reminiscent of the once burning desire – How easy would it be to simply put it out with just one breath!

    But as you say, the nights revelries ended, and one can not help but look at the tiny flickering flame and remember once again.

    Simply brilliant! 🙂

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  3. knubbyah

    It has a ring of a song to it. Perhaps because of the continuous theme or the unusual length of radeef.

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