iss vaqt to lagta hai-faiz

‘tarannum’ (recitation only) faiz

اِس وقت تو لگتا ہے ۔ فیض احمد فیض

 

اِس وقت تو لگتا ہے کہیں کچھ بھی نہیں ہے

مہتاب، نہ سورج، نہ اندھیرا، نہ سویرا

 

آںکھوں کے دریچوں میں کِسی حُسن کی چِلمن

اور دِل کی  پناہوں میں کِسی درد کا ڈیرا

 

شاخوں میں خیالوں کے گھنے  پیڑ کی شاید

اب آ کے کرے گا نہ کوئی خواب بسیرا

 

شائد وہ کوئی وہم تھا، مُمکن ہے سُنا ہو

گلیوں میں کِسی چاپ کا اِک آخری پھیرا

 

اب بیر، نہ اُلفت، نہ کوئی ربط، نہ رشتہ

اپنا کوئی تیرا، نہ پرایا کوئی میرا

 

مانا کہ یہ سُنسان گھڑی سخت کڑی ہے

لیکِن مرے دِل یہ تو فقط اِک ہی گھڑی ہے

ہمّت کرو جینے کو تو اِک عمر پڑی ہے

इस वक़्त तो लगता है – फ़ैज़ अहमद फ़ैज़

 

इस वक़्त तो लगता है कहीं कुछ भी नहीं है

महताब, न सूरज, न अंधेरा, न सवेरा

 

आंखौं के दरीचों में किसी हुस्न की चिलमन

और दिल की पनाहों में किसी दर्द का डेरा

 

शाख़ों में ख़्यालों के घने पेड़ की शा’एद

अब आ के करेगा न कोई ख़्वाब बसेरा

 

शा’एद वो कोई वहम था, मुमकिन है सुना हो

गलियों में किसी चाप का एक आख़री फेरा

 

अब बैर, न उल्फ़त, न कोई रब्त, न रिश्ता

अपना कोई तेरा, न पराया कोई मेरा

 

माना के ये सुनसान घड़ी सख़्त कड़ी है

लेकिन मेरे दिल ये तो फ़क़त एक ही घड़ी है

हिम्मत करो जीने को तो एक उम्र पड़ी है

is vaqt to lagta hai – faiz ahmed faiz

Click here for overall comments and on any passage for word meanings and discussion.  faiz wrote this at a moment of extreme loneliness. He was in jail, had a serious heart attack and was taken to the hospital and was by himself. He writes about bewilderment/loss of several sensations, feelings that he would not be able to imagine/compose again, loss of relationships … and yet … he ends with a powerfully optimistic note.

is vaqt to lagta hai kahiN kuchh bhi nahiN hai
mahtaab, na sooraj, na andhera, na savera
It is as if the poet has lost a sense of light/time – there is neither moon nor sun (night or day), no light or darkness – it is as if there is nothing.

aankhauN ke dareechauN1 meN kisi husn ki chilman2
aur dil ki panaahauN3 meN kisi dard4 ka Dera5 
1.windows 2.screen – used in the sense of image 3.shelter – used in the sense of depth 4.pain/love 5.tent/resting place/home
His eyes are windows and through them he is unable to see/imagine any image of beauty (image of the beloved). In the depths of his heart he does not feel the abode of love.

shaaKhauN meN KhiyaalauN1 ke ghane peR ki shaa’ed2
ab aa ke kare ga na koii Khwaab3 basera4 
1.thoughts/imagination 2.perhaps 3.dream/vision/desire 4.make a home, live, settle down
He likens his imagination to a dense tree and feels that among the branches of this tree, where thoughts/wishes/vision would make nests at one time, now perhaps none will come.

shaa’ed1 vo koii vahm2 tha, mumkin3 hai suna ho
galiyauN meN kisi chaap4 ka ek aaKhri phera5 
1.perhaps 2.illusion 3.possibly 4.footfall 5.round, going around
Perhaps it was just an illusion, maybe he heard a footfall making a last round in the streets below.

ab bair1, na ulfat2 na koii rabt3, na rishta4
apna koii tera, na paraaya koi mera
1.enmity, retaliation 2.love 3.association 4.relationship
He is so totally alone that there is no sensation of love or enmity, friendship or relationship. It reminds me of sahir ludhianawi’s
na dosti na takalluf na dilbari na Khuloos
kisi ka koii nahiN aaj sub akele haiN

maana ke ye sunsaan1 ghaRi saKht kaRi2 hai
laikin mere dil ye to faqat3 ek hi ghaRi hai
himmat karo jeene ko to ek umr paRi hai
1.quiet, desolate 2.hard, difficult 3.only
I agree that this desolate moment is very difficult, but after all it is only a moment. Take courage, dear heart, you have the rest of your life to live.

is vaqt to lagta hai – faiz ahmed faiz

faiz wrote this at a moment of extreme loneliness.  He was in jail, had a serious heart attack and was taken to the hospital and was by himself.  He writes about bewilderment/loss of several sensations, feelings that he would not be able to imagine/compose again, loss of relationships … and yet … he ends with a powerfully optimistic note.

is vaqt to lagta hai kahiN kuchh bhi nahiN hai
mahtaab, na sooraj, na andhera, na savera

It is as if the poet has lost a sense of light/time – there is neither moon nor sun (night or day), no light or darkness – it is as if there is nothing.

aankhauN ke dareechauN1 meN kisi husn ki chilman2
aur dil ki panaahauN3 meN kisi dard4 ka Dera5

1.windows 2.screen – used in the sense of image 3.shelter – used in the sense of depth 4.pain/love 5.tent/resting place/home

His eyes are windows and through them he is unable to see/imagine any image of beauty (image of the beloved).  In the depths of his heart he does not feel the abode of love.

shaaKhauN meN KhiyaalauN1 ke ghane peR ki shaa’ed2
ab aa ke kare ga na koii Khwaab3 basera4

1.thoughts/imagination 2.perhaps 3.dream/vision/desire 4.make a home, live, settle down

He likens his imagination to a dense tree and feels that among the branches of this tree, where thoughts/wishes/vision would make nests at one time, now perhaps none will come.

shaa’ed1 vo koii vahm2 tha, mumkin3 hai suna ho
galiyauN meN kisi chaap4 ka ek aaKhri phera5

1.perhaps 2.illusion 3.possibly 4.footfall 5.round, going around

Perhaps it was just an illusion, maybe he heard a footfall making a last round in the streets below.

ab bair1, na ulfat2 na koii rabt3, na rishta4
apna koii tera, na paraaya koi mera

1.enmity, retaliation 2.love 3.association 4.relationship

He is so totally alone that there is no sensation of love or enmity, friendship or relationship.  It reminds me of sahir ludhianawi’s
na dosti na takalluf na dilbari na Khuloos
kisi ka koii nahiN aaj sub akele haiN

maana ke ye sunsaan1 ghaRi saKht kaRi2 hai
laikin mere dil ye to faqat3 ek hi ghaRi hai
himmat karo jeene ko to ek umr paRi hai

1.quiet, desolate 2.hard, difficult 3.only

I agree that this desolate moment is very difficult, but after all it is only a moment.  Take courage, dear heart, you have the rest of your life to live.

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