Tuesday, April 14, 2009

naisaiku week 9

[ echoes of indian poetry 2 ] ~

" Poochtey haiN woh keh Ghalib kaun hai
Koi batlao keh hum batlayaiN kya " ~

' ( for i am ghalib )
and who is ghalib they ask
PRAY TELL ME SOMEONE
when they ask who is ghalib
what does ghalib say ' .. ~ ghalib

[ ~ ghalib~widely considered to be the ultimate voice of urdu poetry ]

/ naisaiku /translation /z.g.©

'nother love affair
'tis quietly building up
ONE SIMPLE HEARTACHE
'tis quietly building up
'nother love affair ..

/ naisaiku /original/z.g.©

6 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

..na kuch tha to khuda tha
na kuch hota to khuda hota..

I like the echos..

road trip

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Hi Zoya, this is beautifully done!

watermaid said...

Both are beautiful but I'm blown away by the first one.

anthonynorth said...

Enjoyed both of these. Excellent.

mylifeinrhymingwords said...

Ah loved the ghalib's verse and your naisaiku too :)

Rajlakshmi said...

the first one is too good... even Im blown away by it ... beautiful traslation that I read so many times...
note: your write are blowing away people... be careful ;) ;)