josh ke baad – azad

جوش کے بعد ۔ جگن ناتھ آزاد

 

ہمنشیں پوچھ نہ آزاد سے تو، کیا ہوگا

عالمِ انجمنِ دیدہ وراں جوش کے بعد

ہوگی اِس طرح سے برہم کہ جمے گی نہ کبھی

آج کی محفلِ صاحب نظراں جوش کے بعد

 

جانتے ہیں ادب و شعر کا ہوگا جو نصیب

ہم کو معلوم ہے انجامِ زباں جوش کے بعد

یہ بھی کہنا نہیں آسان ملیگا کہ نہیں

ادب و فن کا کوئی نام و نشاں جوش کے بعد

 

ایک آوازِ فغاں ہوگی لبِ اُردو پر

سینہ شعر سے اُٹھیگا دھواں جوش کے بعد

ذہن و افکار پہ چھائے گی یقیں کی ظلمت

سرد ہو جائے گی قِندیلِ گماں جوش کے بعد

 

تشنہ لب فکر اندھیرے میں بھٹکتا ہوگا

مضطرب شوق نہ پائے گا اماں جوش کے بعد

صحنِ گلزار سے روتی ہوئی جائے گی بہار

مسکراتی ہوئی آئے گی خزاں جوش کے بعد

 

حسرتِ دید میں آ آ کے پریشاں ہوگا

سرِ کہسار گھٹاؤں کا دھواں جوش کے بعد

سرِ مئے خانہ سے آ آ کے پلٹ جائے گا

پے بہ پے سلسلۂ ابرِ رواں جوش کے بعد

 

کچھ بڑی بات نہیں ہے جو شکستہ ہو جائے

بزم میں حوصلۂ  پیرِ مغاں جوش کے بعد

اپنی تقدیر پہ فریاد کریں گے شب و روز

مئے دیرینہ و معشوقِ جواں جوش کے بعد

 

دلبراں، گلبدناں، سیم تناں، ماہ وشاں

اُن کو دیکھے گی نظر نالہ کُناں جوش کے بعد

کیا خبر عالمِ بیچارگیٔ حُسن ہو کیا

کیا کہوں بے کسیِٔ عشقِ جواں جوش کے بعد

 

لیلیِٔ شعر کے لب پر یہ سوال آئے گا

کون ہے آج مرا مرتبہ داں جوش کے بعد

دے سکا کوئی جو تسکین تو دے گا اُس کو

فقط آزاد کا اندازِ  بیاں جوش کے بعد

जोश के बाद – जगन नाथ आज़ाद

 

हम नशीं पूच्छ ना आज़ाद से तू, क्या होगा

आलम-ए अंजुमन-ए दीदा वरां जोश के बाद

होगी इस तरह से बरहम के जमेगी ना कभी

आज की महफ़िल-ए साहिब नज़राँ जोश के बाद

 

जानते हैं अदब ओ शेर का होगा जो नसीब

हम को मालूम है अंजाम-ए ज़बां जोश के बाद

ये भी कहना नहीं आसान मिलेगा के नहीं

अदब ओ फ़न का कोइ नाम ओ निशाँ जोश के बाद

 

एक आवाज़-ए फ़ुग़ां होगी लब-ए उरदू पर

सीना-ए शेर से उट्ठेग धुआं जोश के बाद

ज़हन ओ अफ़कार पे छाये गी यक़ीं की ज़ुलमत

सर्द हो जाएगी क़िंदील-ए गुमां जोश के बाद

 

तिशना लब फ़िक्र अंधेरे में भटक्ता होगा

मुज़तरिब शौक़ ना पाएगा अमां जोश के बाद

सहन-ए गुलज़ार से रोती हुई जाएगी बहार

मुस्कुराती हुई आएगी ख़िज़ाँ जोश के बाद

 

हसरत-ए दीद में आ आ के परेशां होगा

सर-ए कोहसार घटाओं का धुआं जोश के बाद

सर-ए मैख़ाना से आ आ के पलट जाएगा

पै बा पै सिलसिला-ए अब्र-ए रवां जोश के बाद

 

कुच्छ बड़ी बात नहीं है जो शिकस्ता हो जाए

बज़्म में हौस्ला-ए पीर-ए मुग़ां जोश के बाद

अपनी तक़दीर पे फ़रयाद करें गे शब ओ रोज़

मै-ए देरीना ओ माशूक़-ए जवां जोश के बाद

 

दिल्बरां, गुल्बदनां, सीम तनां, माह वशां

उन को देखेगी नज़र नाला कुनां जोश के बाद

क्या ख़बर आलम-ए बेचारगी-ए हुस्न हो क्या

क्या कहूं बेकसी-ए इश्क़-ए जवां जोश के बाद

 

लैली-ए शे’र के लब पर ये सवाल आएगा

कौन है आज मेरा मर्तबा दां जोश के बाद

दे सका कोइ जो तासकीन तो देगा उस को

फ़क़त आज़ाद का अंदाज़-ए बयां जोश के बाद

josh ke baad – jagan nath azad

Click here for overall comments and on any passage for meanings and discussion.  jagan nath azad was some 24 years younger than josh, but the two were very close. Also see azad’s expression of regret and sorrow upon hearing that josh was leaving India to go to Pakistan.

hum nashiN1 poochh na aazad se tu, kya hoga
aalam2-e anjuman3-e deeda varaaraN4 josh ke baad
hogi is tarah se barham5 ke jamegi6 na kabhi
aaj ki mahfil7-e saahib nazaraaN8 josh ke baad
1.friend 2.condition 3.assembly 4.people of vision, discerning eye 5.disordered, confused 6.assemble 7.assembly, party 8.people with the ability to see, appreciative eye
Do not ask azad, my friend, what will become of the gatherings of people who have a discerning eye, after josh’s death. It will scatter such that it will never re-assemble, today’s gathering of people of taste, after josh’s death.

jaante haiN adab1 o sher2 ka hoga jo naseeb3
hum ko maaloom hai anjaam4-e zabaaN5 josh ke baad
ye bhi kahna nahiN aasaan milega ke nahiN
adab1 o fun6 ka koii naam o nishaaN7 josh ke baad
1.literature 2.couplet, verse 3.fortune 4.result, fate 5.language (urdu) 6.talent 7.trace
We know what the fate of literature and verse will be, we know the fate of urdu, after josh. It is difficult even to say if there will be any trace left of writing and talent after josh.

ek aavaz-e fuGhaaN1 hogi lab2-e urdu par
seena-e sher se uTThega dhuaaN josh ke baad
zahn3 o afkaar4 pe chhaaye gi yaqeeN5 ki zulmat6
sard7 ho jaaegi qindeel8-e gumaaN9 josh ke baad
1.wailing, crying 2.lips of 3.mind 4.reason 5.certainty, faith 6.darkness 7.cold, put out 8.lamp 9.doubt, questioning
The sound of wailing will rise from the lips of urdu. Smoke will rise from the bosom of verse, after josh. The darkness of certainty/faith will engulf mind and reason. The lamp of questioning/scepticism will be put out, after josh.

tishna1 lab fikr andhere meN bhaTakta2 hoga
muztarib3 shauq4 na paaega amaaN5 josh ke baad
sahn6-e gulzar7 se roti hui jaaegi bahaar8
muskuraati hui aaegi KhizaaN9 josh ke baad
1.thirsty 2.wandering 3.uneasy, restless 4.desire, love 5.shelter, protection 6.yard 7.flower garden 8.spring 9.dry/barren season
Reason will wander about thirsty, restless love will not find refuge, after josh. Spring will depart from the garden and dry/barren autumn will arrive smiling, after josh.

hasrat1-e deed2 meN aa aa ke pareshaaN hoga
sar-e kohsaar3 ghaTaauN4 ka dhuaaN5 josh ke baad
sar-e maiKhaana6 se aa aa ke palaT jaaega
pai ba pai7 silsila8-e abr9-e ravaaN10 josh ke baad
1.longing, yearning 2.sight, glimpse 3.top of the hills 4.rain clouds 5.mist, fog 6.head of the tavern 7.one by one 8.continuation, line 9.clouds 10.flowing, floating
In urdu poetic tradition rain bearing clouds create a romantic ambience conducive to revelry and drinking. Thus the mist of the clouds comes and peeps over the hilltop, longing for a glimpse of josh to begin festivities, but not seeing him it scatters without effect. A long line of clouds comes to the door of the tavern and turns back, not seeing josh.

kuchh baRi baat nahiN hai jo shikasta1 ho jaaye
bazm2 meN hausla3-e peer-e muGhaaN4 josh ke baad
apni taqdir5 pe faryaad6 kareN ge shab o roz7
mai8-e dereena9 o maashooq10-e jawaaN josh ke baad
1.crumbling 2.assembly 3.courage 4.chief wine maker 5.fate 6.appeal, protest 7.night and day 8.wine 9.old 10.beloved
It will not be surprising if the courage of the chief wine-maker fails (crumbles) in the assembly (of the revelers) after josh. Old wine and young beloved will bemoan their fate, day and night, after josh.

dilbaraaN1, gulbadanaaN2, seem tanaaN3, maah vashaaN4
un ko dekhegi nazar naala kunaaN5 josh ke baad
kya Khabar6 aalam7-e bechaaragi8-e husn9 ho kya
kya kahuN bekasi10-e ishq11-e javaaN josh ke baad
1.beloved 2.flower bodied 3.silver bodied 4.moon faced 5.wailing, crying 6.who knows 7.condition 8.helplessness 9.beauty, beloved 10.powerlessness 11.lover
azad takes adjectives frequently used by josh in describing the beloved. Thus, whenever the eye will look for the beloved (after josh), it will cry/wail. Who knows what the condition of helplessness of the beloved will be, who knows what the condition of hopelessness of young lovers will be after josh.

laili-e she’r1 ke lab2 par ye savaal3 aayega
kaun hai aaj mera martaba-daaN4 josh ke baad
de saka koii jo taskeen5 to dega us ko
faqat6 aazad7 ka andaz8-e bayaaN9 josh ke baad
1.Laila (personification) of verse 2.lips 3.question 4.respectful of status/rank 5.consolation 6.only 7.the poet’s pen name 8.style 9.speaking/writing verse, versification
On the lips of the Laila of verse, this question will arise, “who now will appreciate my status, after josh”. If there is anything that can console her, it will be the style of versification of azad.

josh ke baad – jagan nath azad

jagan nath azad was some 24 years younger than josh, but the two were very close.  Also see azad’s expression of regret and sorrow upon hearing that josh was leaving India to go to Pakistan.

hum nashiN1 poochh na aazad se tu, kya hoga
aalam2-e anjuman3-e deeda varaaraN4 josh ke baad
hogi is tarah se barham5 ke jamegi6 na kabhi
aaj ki mahfil7-e saahib nazaraaN8 josh ke baad

1.friend 2.condition 3.assembly 4.people of vision, discerning eye 5.disordered, confused 6.assemble 7.assembly, party 8.people with the ability to see, appreciative eye

Do not ask azad, my friend, what will become of the gatherings of people who have a discerning eye, after josh’s death.  It will scatter such that it will never re-assemble, today’s gathering of people of taste, after josh’s death.

jaante haiN adab1 o sher2 ka hoga jo naseeb3
hum ko maaloom hai anjaam4-e zabaaN5 josh ke baad
ye bhi kahna nahiN aasaan milega ke nahiN
adab1 o fun6 ka koii naam o nishaaN7 josh ke baad

1.literature 2.couplet, verse 3.fortune 4.result, fate 5.language (urdu) 6.talent 7.trace

We know what the fortune of literature and verse will be, we know the fate of urdu, after josh.  It is difficult even to say if there will be any trace left of writing and talent after josh.

ek aavaz-e fuGhaaN1 hogi lab2-e urdu par
seena-e sher se uTThega dhuaaN josh ke baad
zahn3 o afkaar4 pe chhaaye gi yaqeeN5 ki zulmat6
sard7 ho jaaegi qindeel8-e gumaaN9 josh ke baad

1.wailing, crying 2.lips of 3.mind 4.reason 5.certainty, faith 6.darkness 7.cold, put out 8.lamp 9.doubt, questioning

The sound of wailing will rise from the lips of urdu.  Smoke will rise from the bosom of verse, after josh.  The darkness of certainty/faith will engulf mind and reason.  The lamp of questioning/scepticism will be put out, after josh.

tishna1 lab fikr andhere meN bhaTakta2 hoga
muztarib3 shauq4 na paaega amaaN5 josh ke baad
sahn6-e gulzar7 se roti hui jaaegi bahaar8
muskuraati hui aaegi KhizaaN9 josh ke baad

1.thirsty 2.wandering 3.uneasy, restless 4.desire, love 5.shelter, protection 6.yard 7.flower garden 8.spring 9.dry/barren season

Reason will wander about thirsty, restless love will not find refuge, after josh.  Spring will depart from the garden and dry/barren autumn will arrive smiling, after josh.

hasrat1-e deed2 meN aa aa ke pareshaaN hoga
sar-e kohsaar3 ghaTaauN4 ka dhuaaN5 josh ke baad
sar-e maiKhaana6 se aa aa ke palaT jaaega
pai ba pai7 silsila8-e abr9-e ravaaN10 josh ke baad

1.longing, yearning 2.sight, glimpse 3.top of the hills 4.rain clouds 5.mist, fog 6.head of the tavern 7.one by one 8.continuation, line 9.clouds 10.flowing, floating

In urdu poetic tradition rain bearing clouds create a romantic ambience conducive to revelry and drinking.  Thus the mist of the clouds comes and peeps over the hilltop, longing for a glimpse of josh to begin festivities, but not seeing him it scatters without effect.  A long line of clouds comes to the door of the tavern and turns back, not seeing josh.

kuchh baRi baat nahiN hai jo shikasta1 ho jaaye
bazm2 meN hausla3-e peer-e muGhaaN4 josh ke baad
apni taqdir5 pe faryaad6 kareN ge shab o roz7
mai8-e dereena9 o maashooq10-e jawaaN josh ke baad

1.crumbling 2.assembly 3.courage 4.chief wine maker 5.fate 6.appeal, protest 7.night and day 8.wine 9.old 10.beloved

It will not be surprising if the courage of the chief wine-maker fails (crumbles) in the assembly (of the revelers) after josh.  Old wine and young beloved will bemoan their fate, day and night, after josh.

dilbaraaN1, gulbadanaaN2, seem tanaaN3, maah vashaaN4
un ko dekhegi nazar naala kunaaN5 josh ke baad
kya Khabar6 aalam7-e bechaaragi8-e husn9 ho kya
kya kahuN bekasi10-e ishq11-e javaaN josh ke baad

1.beloved 2.flower bodied 3.silver bodied 4.moon faced 5.wailing, crying 6.who knows 7.condition 8.helplessness 9.beauty, beloved 10.powerlessness 11.lover

azad takes adjectives frequently used by josh in describing the beloved.  Thus, whenever the eye will look for the beloved (after josh), it will cry/wail.  Who knows what the condition of helplessness of the beloved will be, who knows what the condition of hopelessness of young lovers will be after josh.

laili-e she’r1 ke lab2 par ye savaal3 aayega
kaun hai aaj mera martaba-daaN4 josh ke baad
de saka koii jo taskeen5 to dega us ko
faqat6 aazad7 ka andaz8-e bayaaN9 josh ke baad

1.Laila (personification) of verse 2.lips 3.question 4.respectful of status/rank 5.consolation 6.only 7.the poet’s pen name 8.style 9.speaking/writing verse, versification

On the lips of the Laila of verse, this question will arise, “who now will appreciate my status, after josh”.  If there is anything that can console her, it will be the style of versification of azad.

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