Tuesday, October 11, 2011

sham se aankh mein nami si hai
aaj phir apaki kami si hai

dafn kar do hamein ke saans mile
nabz kuchh der se thami si hai

waqt rehta nahin kahin tik kar
iski aadat bhi aadami si hai

koyi rishta nahin raha phir bhi
ek taslim lazmi si hai

— In Memoriam. Jagjit Singh.

Since evening the eyes were moist
Yet again, there’s the feeling you’re lost

Entomb me please that I can breathe
Veins for a while now have stopped their boast

The time cannot remain in one spot
Like men it’s habits cannot take rest

There’s no more connections at the most
Still a greeting would be for the best

(I know, I know, it’s a bad translation; never mind: I was obsessing over words ending with ‘t’)

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