Sunday, January 11, 2009

ASAD - 6

Originally posted on in 1995

GHalib is now known to everybody. Even to those who have no interest in Shayari. But he did not enjoy the same recognition during his lifetime. In fact he was often ridiculed for writing incomprehensible poetry. In his time people were still under the influence of Shayar's like "'Mir' Taqi Mir" and "Mirza Sauda".

And this is how they taunted him

zaban-e-'Mir' samajhe, zaban-e-"Mirza" samajhe
magar inaka kehana, na ye samjhe na KHuda samajhe :-)

GHalib's retort is equally entertaining

wo puchhate hai, ki 'GHalib' kya hai
koi batalaye hame, ki ham batalaye kya !

- Abhay.

ASAD _also_ stands for "A Sher A Day" !

1 comment:

  1. jawaab shayad ye bhee thaa

    naa sitaish ki tamanaa, naa sile ki parwaah
    gar nahee hain , mere ashaar me maanee naa sahee


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