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The Nazm is 'dastak' by Sujatha Subramanian . She lives in bangalore and she knows Malyalam, Tamil, Hindi languages. This nazm present a different prespective on the topic of 'ishq'; a girl's version of ishq.

While the development of the nazm lacks the maturity ( don't worry Sujatha, it will come with the experience) the last two lines are very creative and fresh and they are the beauty of this nazm.

Visit her home page to read more of her poems Homepage: http://members.tripod.com/~sujatha_s/

--- kashif


dastak

woH sunkar thak chu-kay meri baateiN
oob chu-kay gin-kar meri aaNsooN ki booN-day
poochh-tay haiN iss chhoti si baat peH kya rona
sochooN maiN yeH dil , dil hai ya khilona

jaanti hooN kam unka pyaar bhi nahiN hai
phir bhi iss dil peH mera akHtiyar nahiN hai
jis waqt nikal gayaa me-ray wishwaas ka janazaa
baNd kar liya mai-nay iss dil ka darwaaza

phir bhi yeH dastak mu-jahy kar de-tay beqaabu
naH chaah-tay hu-ay bhi darwaaza maiN kholooN
muskuraooN unhi ka chehraa nihaarooN
unn saNg haNs looN phir baiTh keH ro looN

zakHm haraa hai abhi bharaa to nahiN hai
chaain ka baadal man ko ghiraa bhi nahiN hai
ai-say meiN yeH dastak mu-jahy kar deti haiN durbal (weak)
nafrat ki aaNdhi meiN yeH dil huaa bekal

har baar ThaanooN yeH aaNsooN kaa hai daldal
dukh sukh kay iss jaNg meiN naH hona mu-jhay shaamil
ab phir darwaaza dil ka naH kholooN
iss baar mil-nay peH pah-lay naH bolooN

iss baar to pakka iraadaa hai mera
meri kaali raatoN ka aik ujjwal saweraa
naH rahegaa baaNs naH bajegi baaNsoori
ap-nay armaanoN peH kHood chalaa looN maiN chhoori

apnaa maana hai tabhi to yeH diqqat hai
wahi bhool jaaooN to phir kiss-ki himmat hai
woH kuchh bhi kar laiN unki hai niji (personal) baat
usmaiN dakHal dooN meri kya auqaat

it-nay maiN soonai day rahaa hai khaT khaT
shak nahiN kuchh yeH unka hai dastak
paRh-nay waaloN zaraa Thahro maiN aayi
unko manaa kay bas ik pal meiN aayi.

Sujatha.Subramanian Software Engineer, Honeywell India Software Operations mailto:sujathas@hiso.honeywell.com Homepage:http://members.tripod.com/~sujatha_s/




September 15th 1998: