Tuesday, January 27, 2009

ASAD - 80

Originally posted on rec.music.indian.misc in 1997

Have you ever wondered why the Poets use only a handful similes or very limited imagery ? I mean, the lover is either Maahtaab (moon) or Shamma or Aaftaab (suraj) or Gul or Saaqi or Kaafir or whatever. But it's very rare to hear a different comparison. There are many reasons, why this is so. Maybe I can plan a mini-series on it someday.

But today, let's see an exception. A comparison you could have never thought about. Something radically different !! I am sure, this sher will take you by total surprise. I bet !

Allow me to present this wonderful sher and dedicate this article to our good old Indian Railway :-)

tu kisi "rail"_si guzarati hai !
maiN kisi puul_sa thartharaataa huN !!
- Dushyant
:-) :-)

Kavi Dushyant Kumar Tyagi 'Dushyant' is a big name in the world of Hindi poetry in general and Hindi GHazals in particular. I think we had his poems in our text-books. I am not able to remember them. I don't know a lot about his GHazals, but since his name has come up, I will use it as an excuse and tomorrow I will present another great sher by him. :-)

- Abhay.
ASAD _also_ stands for "A Sher A Day" !

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