Thursday, June 4, 2009

naisaiku week 16

[ echoes of indian poetry - 9]


" Lagta NahiN Hai Dil Mera Ujde Dayar MeiN
Kiski Bani Hai Aalam-e-Napaidar Mein " ~ Bahadur Shah Zafar

have no more heart left
in this forlorn barrenness
BUT WHO HAD HIS WAY
in the momentariness
of this fragile world .. ~ Bahadur Shah Zafar

( zafar - urdu poetry )

[After a mock trial in Delhi in 1857-58 Bahadur Shah Zafar , the last Mughal Emperor of India, was exiled and banished to a prison in Rangoon Burma ( now Yangon ) by the British .. He died in jail and was buried there ]

/ naisaiku / translation / z.g.©

you got to survive
so you got to be living
GOT TO BE LOVING
so you got to be living
you got to survive ..

/ naisaiku / original /z.g.©

3 comments:

Andy Sewina said...

Yeah, love the message GOT TO BE LOVING...

Sorry to hear about Bahadur though!

Dr. Marc Latham said...

Nice poem amongst many. Thanks for letting us use one at fmpoetry. Have a great day, Marc.

Janet Jarrell said...

Lovely!

Well done.