nauha-e maadar-e vatan – himayat ali shaa’er

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نوحۂ مادرِ وطن ۔ حمایت علی شاعر

۱

میرے بدن پر بیٹھے ہوئے گدھ

میرے گوشت کی بوٹی بوٹی نوچ رہے ہیں

۲

میری آنکھیں میرے حسیں خوابوں کے نشیمن

میری زباں موتی جیسے الفاظ کا درپن

۳

میرے بازو خوابوں کی تعبیر کے ضامن

میرا دل جس میں ہر نا ممکن بھی ممکن

۴

میری روح یہ سارا منظر دیکھ رہی ہے

سوچ رہی ہے

۵

کیا یہ سارا کھیل تماشہ

خوں خواروں کے دسترخوان پہ میرا لاشہ

لذّتِ کام و دہن کے لیے تھا

नौहा-ए मादर-ए वतन – हिमायत अली शाएर

मेरे बदन पर बैठे हुए गिध

मेरे गोश्त की बोटी बोटी नोच रहे हैं

मेरी आँखें मेरे हसीं ख़्वाबों के नशेमन

मेरी ज़बाँ मोती जैसे अल्फ़ाज़ का दर्पन

मेरे बाज़ू ख़्वाबों की ताबीर के ज़ामिन

मेरा दिल जिस में हर ना-मुम्किन भी मुमकिन

मेरी रूह ये सारा मंज़र देख रही है

सोच रही है

क्या ये सारा खेल-तमाशा

ख़ूँ-ख़्वारों के दस्तर-ख़्वान पे मेरा लाशा

लज़्ज़त-ए-काम-ओ-दहन के लिए था

 

Click here for background and on any passage for word meanings and explanatory discussion. mir himayat ali shaa’er (1926-2019) poet, writer, lyricist, actor, radio drama artist. Contemporary of habib jalib. Both wrote with much feeling about people’s issues. This short nazm may not specifically be about independence but it sure sounds like a description of governments that came with it.
1
meray badan par baiThe hue gidh1
meray gosht ki boTi boTi noch rahe haiN  
1.vultures
The vultures sitting on my body are tearing off my flesh, bite by bite.

2
meri aaNkheN mere hasiN KhvaaboN ke nasheman1
meri zabaaN moti jaise alfaaz2 kaa darpan3    
1.nest, home, refuge 2.words 3.mirror
My eyes, the home of my dreams. My tongue the mirror of pearly words.

3
meray baazu1 KhwaaboN ki taabir2 ke zaamin3
mera dil jis meN har naa-mumkin4 bhi mumkin5    
1.arms 2.fulfillment 3.guarantor 4.impossible 5.possible
My arms, the guarators of the fulfilment of my dreams. My heart that makes the impossible, possible.

4
meri ruuh1 ye saaraa manzar2 dekh rahi hai
soch rahi hai  
1.soul 2.scene
My soul, looks at this scene and thinks …

5
kya ye saara khel-tamaasha
KhuN-KhwaaroN1 ke dastar-Khwaan2 pe mera laasha3
lazzat4-e kaam5-o-dahan6 ke liye tha    
1.blood thirsty 2.dinner serving 3.corpse, body 4.pleasure 5.throat 6.mouth
… is this whole game and play just for the dinner table of the blood thirsty, my body laid out for the pleasure of their throat and mouth.

mir himayat ali shaa’er (1926-2019) poet, writer, lyricist, actor, radio drama artist.  Contemporary of habib jalib.  Both wrote with much feeling about people’s issues.  This short nazm may not specifically be about independence but it sure sounds like a description of governments that came with it.
1
meray badan par baiThe hue gidh1
meray gosht ki boTi boTi noch rahe haiN

1.vultures

The vultures sitting on my body are tearing off my flesh, bite by bite.
2
meri aaNkheN mere hasiN KhvaaboN ke nasheman1
meri zabaaN moti jaise alfaaz2 kaa darpan3

1.nest, home, refuge 2.words 3.mirror

My eyes, the home of my dreams.  My tongue the mirror of pearly words.
3
meray baazu1 KhwaaboN ki taabir2 ke zaamin3
mera dil jis meN har naa-mumkin4 bhi mumkin5

1.arms 2.fulfillment 3.guarantor 4.impossible 5.possible

My arms, the guarators of the fulfilment of my dreams.  My heart that makes the impossible, possible.
4
meri ruuh1 ye saaraa manzar2 dekh rahi hai
soch rahi hai

1.soul 2.scene

My soul, looks at this scene and thinks …
5
kya ye saara khel-tamaasha
KhuN-KhwaaroN1 ke dastar-Khwaan2 pe mera laasha3
lazzat4-e kaam5-o-dahan6 ke liye tha

1.blood thirsty 2.dinner serving 3.corpse, body 4.pleasure 5.throat 6.mouth

… is this whole game and play just for the dinner table of the blood thirsty, my body laid out for the pleasure of their throat and mouth.

Key Search Words: India-Pakistan, independence, partition

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