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Guftagoo

गुफ़्तगू

Guftagoo

हर एक बात पे कहते हो तुम के ‘तू क्या है’?

तुम्हीं कहो के ये अंदाज़-ए -गुफ़्तगू क्या है?

har ek baat pe kehte ho tum ke ‘too kya hai’?

tumheeN kaho ke yeh andaaz-e-guftgoo kya hai?

-Ghalib

(1)

ये मेरी और तेरी गुफ़्तगु

मुसलसल चले हमारी गुफ़्तगू ।

yeh meri aur teri guftagoo

musalsal chale hamari guftagoo

(2)

आज फिर लौटे नाराज़ होकर

ना कर पाये उनसे ज़रूरी गुफ़्तगू |

aaj phir laute naraaz hoker

na ker paaya unse zaroori guftagoo

(3)

लरज़-ए -जुबान मगर दिल की जुस्तजू

कर लू उनसे इकरारी गुफ़्तगू ।

larz-e-zubaan magar dil ki justajoo

kar lu unse ikraari guftagoo

(4)

उनकी रुखसत के बाद मैंने

ख्यालों से जारी रखी गुफ़्तगू ।

unki rukhsat ke baad meine

khayalon se jari rakhi guftagoo

(5)

तन्हाई में ऐसे तनहा नहीं होते

दीवारों से चलती है मेरी गुफ़्तगू ।

tanhai mei aise tanha nahi hote

diwaro se chalti hai meri guftagoo

(6)

रुसवाई का डर क्यूँ है इतना?

हमने तो सिर्फ़ की थी थोड़ी गुफ़्तगू ।

ruswai ka dar kyun hai itna?

humne to sirf ki thi thodi guftagoo

(7)

जुदा होके भी जुदा नहीं होते

क़ासिद के ज़रिये होती थी गुफ़्तगू ।

judaa hoke bhi judaa nahi hote

qasid ke zariye hoti thi guftagoo

(8)

आब तो करलो मुझसे कुछ बात

भूल जाओ उस दिन की तीखी गुफ़्तगू ।

aab to karlo mujse kuch baat

bhul jao us din ki tikhi guftagoo

(9)

आये थे जब हालात-ए -ग़म पूछने

ख़ामोशी से हमने करली गुफ़्तगू ।

aaye the jab halaat-e-gham pucchane

khamoshi se humne karli guftagoo

(10)

हमारी बातों का अंदाज़ कुछ और है

चलती है इशारों से हमारी गुफ़्तगू ।

hamari bato ka andaaz kuch aur hai

chalti hai isharo se hamari guftagoo

(11)

पूछा उन्हें क्या है मेरी आरज़ू

फुर्सत है तो करे लंबी गुफ़्तगू ।

puchha unhe kya hai meri aarzoo

fursat hai to kare lambi guftagoo

(12)

आज घड़ी घड़ी याद आती है

वोह शाम की प्यारी सी गुफ़्तगू ।

aaj ghadi ghadi yaad aati hai

woh sham ki pyaari si guftgoo

(13)

ये कैसी कातिल-ए -अदा है

जुकी पलाखों से की गुफ़्तगू ।

ye kaisi qaatil-e-adaa hai

juki palakhon se ki guftagoo

(14)

ये हस्ती साया है या ‘सराब’

ख़वाब में होती है कभी गुफ़्तगू ।

ye hasti saaya hai ya “saraab”

khawaab mei hoti hai kabhi guftagoo

Word List:

guftagoo: conversation

musalsal: continuous.

larzānā (caus. of laraznā, q.v.), v.t. To cause to shake, or tremble, or quiver, &c.; to shake.

justajoo: quest, attempt, effort

ruswai: stigma, dishonor

ruḵẖṣat: Facilitation, license, indulgence’; leave, permission to depart, leave of,

qāṣid (act. part. of to intend; to aim at,’ &c.), s.m. A messenger, courier, an express, a postman, letter-carrier.

zariye: through

aarzoo: desire

saraab: mirage, illusion (pen name)

Poem Notes: The Muse said, I need to write in short meter because I was getting too wordy and it is easier to understand shorter couplets. And then the word guftagoo came to my mind. I had finished writing Mujse Anjana Mila, which was thematically heavier piece. So writing this was fun, the lines wrote themselves relatively quickly over 2-3 days. And it been short – the ashaar (plural of sher, couplets) felt almost hailu-like. I ended up culling some of the ashaar, had a bunch of outtakes. And I lost an earlier draft but was able to create most of the content again. Some ashaar were troublesome, especially #3, which took almost 10-12 rewrites. As usual, still feels like this composition still could use a lot of work. But, perhaps it is good enough to share. Also, as I have been trying to write thematically. Hopefully, I have managed to capture a gamut of conversations that a couple has over their course of relationship.

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