Sunday, 13 August 2017

Birthday Gift

“Acha suno
Tumhe apne janamdin pe
Kya tohfa chahiye?”

“Tum”

“Kuch aisa maango
Jo tumhare paas na ho”

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Lamp

Of all the things
You gracefully talk about
Clothes, curtains, furniture
Utensils, crockery, tea-flavours
And all the fine luxuries of life

I want to be the lamp
At the side of your bed
And read with you
All the books you read
Before you blissfully fall asleep

Monday, 17 July 2017

Syllabus

Woh kehti hai
Mai kitaab nahi padti

Aur fir
Poori poori raat
Mujhe
Ek nayi Kitaab ki tarah
Padhti rehti hai

Friday, 2 June 2017

I'm Not From Here


In the beginning
Adam and Eve
Were exiled from heaven
And sent to earth

We all are immigrants since

Monday, 17 April 2017

Kya Hoga?

Dard ki shiddat se ukta ke
Aahon ki lau pe
Lafzon ko piglatey hue
Woh mujhse
Karhaate hue
Poochti hai

Muzammil!
Kashmir ka Kya hoga?”

"Wohi...
Jo hamari muhabbat ka hua…"

Friday, 7 April 2017

Pura Chaand

Chaand uska hai ya mera?
Is baat pe
Muddaton
Hamara jagda raha

Fir?
Fir yun hua ki
Chaand ke do tukde ho gaye

Aek usne rakh liya
Aek mere hisse mai aaya

Ab yun hota hai 
Ki
Jiss raat
Uski aur meri
Mulaqaat hoti hai
Dono tukde mil jaate hain

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Thoughts on a Rainy Day

It’s raining
The shoulders of your maroon silk frock are wet
Forming a painting of a waterfall
Running down your arms and breasts
Few raindrops mark the lining of your brows
Few others merge at the tip of your proud nose
Blowing droplets off from your lips
With swift steps
You run through hundreds of raindrops
To get back to your home
And just before you reach
You look up
To let the rain
Touch your face
While thinking about someone

This is what I think about
On an unexpected rainy day
While walking back from work