phoolauN ki rut-saeed shahidi

viTThal rao singing
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۱
پھولوں کی رُت ہے، ٹھنڈی ہوائیں
اب اُن کی مرضی آئیں نہ آئیں

۲
اُن کی جفا یا اپنی وفائیں
کیا یاد رکھیں، کیا بھول جائیں

۳
اِتنا بتا دے غم دینے والے
آنسو بہائیں یا مسکرائیں

۴
رودادِ اُلفت کر لیں مکمّل
کچھ تم سناؤ، کچھ ہم سنائیں

۵
پھولوں میں رہ کر، پھولوں میں بس کر
کانٹوں سے کیسے دامن بچائیں

۶
بھولی ہوئی بات پھر یاد آئی
لیکن سعید اب کس کو سنائیں


फूलौं की रुत है, ठंडी हवाऐं
अब उन की मर्ज़ी, आएं न आएं


उन की जफ़ा या अपनी वफ़ाएं
क्या याद रक्खें, क्या भूल जाएं


इतना बता दे ग़म देने वाले
आंसू बहाएं या मुस्कुराएं


रूदाद-ए उल्फ़त कर लें मुकम्मिल
कुछ तुम सुनाओ कुछ हम सुनाएं


फूलों में रह कर, फूलौं में बस कर
कांटों से कैसे दामन बचाएं


भूली हुई बात फिर याद आई
लैकिन सईद अब, किस को सुनाएं

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1
phoolauN ki rut hai ThanDi havaaeN
ab un ki marzi1 aayeN na aayeN
1.will, willingness
The poet/lover looks longingly at the blooming spring flowers and wishes that she would come but is resigned to her mood/willingness.

2
un ki jafa1 ya apni vafaaeN2
kya yaad rakkheN kya bhool jaayeN
1.cruelty 2.remaining faithful
The beloved’s cruelties have been numerous and the poet/lover’s devotion to her has been steadfast in spite of these cruelties. This is too much for him to remember. He can only remember one or the other.

3
itna bata de Gham dene vaale
aaNsu bahaayeN ya muskuraayeN
The beloved has given him much pain. But such pain is also to be valued and treasured. Thus … should the poet/lover feel sorry about the pain or enjoy it.

4
roodaad1-e ulfat2 kar leN mukammil3
kuchh tum sunaao kuchh hum sunaayeN
1.story of 2.love 3.complete
Let us complete the story of (our) love. You relate some and I will relate some.

5
phoolauN meN rah kar phoolauN meN bas kar
kaaNTauN se kaise daaman1 bachaayeN
1.daaman bachaana can also mean not get reputation sullied
Living among all these beauties how can I not fall in love … or … living among all these temptations how can I keep my reputation unsullied.

6
bhooli hui baat phir yaad aayi
laikin saeed ab kis ko sunaayeN
The poet/lover remembers long forgotten stories (of encounters with the beloved). But she is gone. No one left to recall such stories with.

1
phoolauN ki rut hai ThanDi havaaeN
ab un ki marzi1 aayeN na aayeN

1.will, willingness

The poet/lover looks longingly at the blooming spring flowers and wishes that she would come but is resigned to her mood/willingness.
2
un ki jafa1 ya apni vafaaeN2
kya yaad rakkheN kya bhool jaayeN

1.cruelty 2.remaining faithful

The beloved’s cruelties have been numerous and the poet/lover’s devotion to her has been steadfast in spite of these cruelties.  This is too much for him to remember.  He can only remember one or the other.
3
itna bata de Gham dene vaale
aaNsu bahaayeN ya muskuraayeN

The beloved has given him much pain.  But such pain is also to be valued and treasured.  Thus … should the poet/lover feel sorry about the pain or enjoy it.
4
roodaad1-e ulfat2 kar leN mukammil3
kuchh tum sunaao kuchh hum sunaayeN

1.story of 2.love 3.complete

Let us complete the story of (our) love.  You relate some and I will relate some.
5
phoolauN meN rah kar phoolauN meN bas kar
kaaNTauN se kaise daaman1 bachaayeN

1.daaman bachaana can also mean not get reputation sullied

Living among all these beauties how can I not fall in love … or … living among all these temptations how can I keep my reputation unsullied.
6
bhooli hui baat phir yaad aayi
laikin saeed ab kis ko sunaayeN

The poet/lover remembers long forgotten stories (of encounters with the beloved).  But she is gone.  No one left to recall such stories with.

Key Search Words: romantic, roomani, nostalgic

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