Ya he has won The Oscars and he is a big thing now. Well, he was a big thing always. Be it ‘lakdi ki kaathi’ in Masoom or ‘kajra re’ in Bunty aur Babli. I have been a fan of Gulzar ever since I got interested in poetry. He has written many songs, pieces of poetry and prose. He created a style of poetry- ‘triveni’, a triplet instead of couplet. A man of many talents.
But this post is not about Gulzar saab’s works but his work. His single piece of poetry which is in his album- ‘Udaas Paani’. A mesmerising way of saying a very deep thought..
Main chhaanv-chhaanv chala tha apna badan bacha kar
Ki rooh ko ek khubsurat sa jism de doon
Na koi silvat na daag koi
Na dhoop jhulse na chot khaye
Na zakhm chhuye na dard pahunche
Bas ek kori kunwari subah ka jism pehna dun rooh ko main
Magar tapi jab dopehar dardon ki
Dard ki dhoop se jo guzra
To rooh ko chaanv mil gayi hai.
Ajeeb hai dard aur taskeen ka saanjha rishta
To bas kahin dhoop mein milegi.
I ain’t gonna explain it. It explains itself to every person as he wants to understand it. One of my favourites.