sarhad-sardar jafri

singing seema saigal and group

سرحد  ۔  علی  سردار   جعفری

 

اِسی سرحد پہ کل ڈوُبا تھا سورج ہو کے دو ٹکڑے

اِسی سرحد  پہ کل زخمی ہوی تھی صبح آزادی

یہ سرحد خون کی اشکوں کی آہوں کی شراروں کی

جہاں بوئی تھی نفرت اور تلواریں اُگائیں تھیں

میں اِس سرحد پہ کب سے منتظر ہوں صبح فردا کا

 

یہاں محبوب آنکھوں کے ستارے تلملائے تھے

یہاں معشوق چہرے آسووں میں جھلملائے  تھے

یہاں بیٹوں سے ماں،  پیاری بہن بھائی سے بچھڑی تھی

یہ سرحد جو لہو  پیتی ہے انگارے اُگلتی ہے

ہماری خاک کے سینے پہ ناگن بن کے چلتی ہے

سجا کے جنگ کے ہتھیار میداں میں نکلتی ہے

 

یہ سرحد پھول کی، خوشبو کی، رنگوں کی،  بہاروں کی

وطن کے عارضوں پہ زُلف کی مانند لہراتی

دھنک کی طرح ہنستی ندیوں کی طرح بل کھاتی

مہکتی جگمگاتی اک دلہن کی مانگ کی صورت

جو بالوں کو دو حصوں میں تو تقسیم کرتی ہے

مگر سندھور کی تلوار سے سندل کی اُنگلی سے

 

یہ سرحد دلبروں کی عاشقوں کی، بیقراروں کی

یہ سرحد دوستوں کی بھائیوں کی غم گساروں کی

سحر کو آئے خورشیدِ درخشاں پاسباں بنکر

نگہبانی ہو شب کو آسماں کے چاند تاروں کی

 

زمیں پامال ہو جائے ہرے کھیتوں کی یورش سے

سپاہیں حملہ آور ہوں درختوں کی قتاروں سے

خدا محفوظ رکھے اِسکو غیروں کی نگاہوں سے

پڑے نا نظر اِس پہ خوں کے تاجر تاجداروں کی

محبت حکمراں ہو، حسن قاتل، دِل مسیحا ہو

چمن پہ آگ برسے، شعلہ پیکر گُلعزاروں کی

 

وہ دِن آئے کے آنسوں ہو کے نفرت دِل سے بہہ جائے

وہ دِن آ ئے یہ سرحد بوسہِ لب بن کے رہ جائے

یہ سرحد منچلوں کی دِل جلوں کی جاں نساروں کی

یہ سرحد سرزمیں کے دِل کے باںکے شہسواروں کی

 

یہ سرحد کج کلاہوں کی، یہ سرحد کج اداوٗں کی

یہ سرحد گلشنِ لاہور و دِلیّ کی ہواوں کی

یہ سرحد امن و آزادی کے دِل افروز خوابوں کی

یہ سرحد ڈوبتے تاروں کی، اُبھرتے آفتابوں کی

یہ سرحد خون میں لتھڑے پیار کے زخمی گلابوں کی

 

میں اِس سرحد پہ کب سے منتظر ہوں صبح فردا کا

सरहद – अली सरदार जाफ़री

 

इसी सरहद पे कल डूबा था सूरज हो के दो टुकड़े
इसी सरहद पे कल ज़ख़्मी हुई थी सुबह-ए आज़ादी
यह सरहद, ख़ून की, अश्कों की, आहों की, शरारों की
जहाँ बोई थी नफ़रत, और तलवारें उगाईं थीं

मैं इस सरहद पे कब से मुन्तज़िर हूँ सुबह ए फ़रदा का

 

यहाँ महबूब आँखों के सितारे झिलमिलाए थे
यहाँ माशूक़ चेहरे आंसुओं में तिलमिलाए थे
यहाँ बेटों से माँ, प्यारी बहेन भाई से बिछड़ी थी
ये सरहद, जो लहू पीती है, अंगारे उगलती है
हमारी ख़ाक के सीने पे नागिन बन के चलती है
सजा कर जंग के हथियार, मैदां में निकलती है

 

ये सरहद, फूल की, ख़ुशबू की, रंगों की, बहारों की
वतन के आरिज़ौं पे, ज़ुल्फ़ की मानिन्द लहराती
धनक की तरह हंसती, नदियों की तरह बल खाती
महकती, जगमगाती एक दुल्हन की मांग की सूरत
जो बालों को, दो हिस्सों में तो तक़सीम करती है

मगर सिन्दूर की तलवार से, संदल की उंगली से

 

ये सरहद, दिलबरों की, आशिक़ों की, बेक़रारों की
ये सरहद, दोस्तों की, भाइयों की, ग़म गुसारों की
सहर को आए ख़ुर्शीद-ए दरख़शां पासबां बनकर

निगहबानी हो शब को आसमां के चाँद तारों की

 

ज़मीं पामाल हो जाए, हरे खेतों की यूरिश से
सिपाहें हम्ला आवर हों दरख़्तौं की क़तारों की
ख़ुदा महफ़ूज़ रक्खे इस्को ग़ैरों की निगाहों से
पड़े ना, नज़र इस्पे, ख़ूं के ताजिर, ताज दारों की
मुहब्बत हुक्मरां हो, हुस्न क़ातिल, दिल मसीहा हो

चमन पे आग बरसे, शोला पैकर, गुल-अज़ारों की

 

वो दिन आए, के आंसू हो के नफ़रत दिल से बह जाए

वो दिन आए ये सरहद बोसा-ए लब बन के रह जाए
ये सरहद, मनचलों की, दिल जलों की, जां निसारों की

ये सरहद, सरज़मीन-ए दिल के बांके शहसवारों की

 

ये सरहद, कज कुलाहों की, ये सरहद कज अदाओं की
ये सरहद, गुलशन-ए लाहोर ओ  दिल्ली की हवाओं की
ये सरहद, अमन ओ आज़ादी के दिल अफ़रोज़ ख़्वाबों की
ये सरहद, डूबते तारों की, उभरते आफ़ताबों की

ये सरहद, खूं में लिथड़े प्यार के ज़ख़्मी गुलाबों की

 

मैं इस सरहद पे कब से मुन्तज़िर हूँ सुबह ए फ़रदा का

sarhad – ali sardar jafri

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isi sarhad1 pe kal Dooba tha sooraj ho ke do TukRe
isi sarhad pe kal zaKhmi hui thi subh e aazaadi
yeh sarhad, Khoon ki, ashkauN ki, aahauN ki, sharaarauN2 ki
jahaaN boi thi nafrat, aur talwareiN ugaayeeN thi
maiN is sarhad pe kab se muntazir3 hooN subh e farda4 ka
1.border 2.sparks (of anger) 3.waiting 4.future, new
Just yesterday, the sun split into two and set on this border. It was here that yesterday, the dawn of freedom was wounded. This border of blood and tears, of sighs and angry sparks. This border where hatred was sown and swords harvested. Long have I waited at this border for the coming of a new dawn.

yahaaN mehboob1 aankhoN ke sitaare2 tilmilaye3 the
yahaaN maashooq4 chehre5 aansuoN mein jhilmilaye6 the
yahaaN beTon se maa, pyaari behen bhai se bichhRi thi
ye sarhad, jo lahu7 peeti hai, aNgarey ugalti hai
hamaari Khaak ke seeney8 pe naagin ban ke chalti hai
sajaa kar juNg ke hathiyaar, maidaN meN nikalti hai
1.beloved 2.star/apple of my eye 3.writhed in pain 4.beloved, beautiful 5.faces 6.sparkled 7.blood 8.bosom of the earth
This border where our loved ones writhed in pain, where beautiful faces sparkled, washed in tears, where mothers and daughters separated from sons and brothers. This border that drinks blood and shoots flames, which crawls on the bosom of our earth like a venomous snake. This border decked in weapons, struts out in the field.

ye sarhad, phool ki, Khushbu ki, rangoN ki, baharoN ki
watan ke aarizoN1 pe, zulf ki maanind2 lehraati3
dhanak4 ki tarah haNsti, naddiyoN ki tarah bal khaati
mahakti, jagmagaati ik dulhan ki maNg ki surat
jo baaloN ko, do hissauN meN to taqsim5 karti hai
magar sindur ki talwaar se, sandal ki ungli se
1.face 2.like, similar to 3.waving, blowing 4.rainbow 5.divide
The poet now paints a different, idealized picture of the border. This border of flowers, fragrances, colors and gardens. This border waving on the face of homelands like a lock of hair. This border cheerful like a rainbow, curving like a brook. Fragrant, brilliant like the “maaNg” of a bride, parting hair into two halves but with a sword of sindur and finger of sandal paste i.e. a pleasant and loving parting.

ye sarhad, dilbaroN1 ki, ashiqoN ki, beqararoN2 ki
ye sarhad, dostoN ki, bhaiyoN ki, Gham gusaaron3 ki
sahr4 ko aaye Khurshid5 e daraKhshaN6 pasbaN7 bankar
nigahbaani8 ho shab9 ko aasmaN ke chaand taroN ki
1.lover 2.eager, impatient 3.sharing grief 4.dawn 5.sun 6.brilliant 7.protector 9.keep an eye on 10.night
This border of lovers and of the distressed, stricken with love. This border of friends, brothers and shared sorrows. May dawn arrive with a bright nourishing sun and may the moon and stars look after it at night.

zamiN paamal1 ho jaye, hare khetoN ki yurish2 se
sipaheN3 hamla aawar4 hoN daraKhtoN5 ki qataroN6 ki
Khuda mehfooz7 rakkhe isko GhairoN8 ki nigaahoN se
paRe na, nazr ispe, KhuN ke taajir9, taaj daaroN10 ki
muhabbat hukmaraN11 ho, husn12 qatil13, dil maseeha14 ho
chaman pe aag barse, shola paikar15, gul azaroN16 ki
1.get trampled 2.ambush, invasion 3.army 4.attack: 5.trees 6.rows 7.protected 8.others, foreigners 9.traders 10.monarchs 11.in power 12.beauty 13.killer 14.healer 15.fire bodied 16. flower bodied
May this earth be trampled under by an invasion of green fields. May an army of verdant trees attack and overwhelm it. May god protect it from the evil eye of others. May the covetous eye of blood traders and royalty stay away. May love rule, may beauty kill and the heart heal. May the fire of flower bodied beauties rain on it.

vo din aaye, ke aaNsu1 ho ke nafrat2 dil se bah jaye
vo din aaye ye sarhad bosa3 e lab4 ban ke rah jaye
ye sarhad, manchaloN5 ki, dil jalon6 ki, jaaN nisaaroN7 ki
ye sarhad, sarzamin8 e dil ke baaNke9 shah sawaaroN10 ki
1.tears, sorrow 2.hatred 3.kiss 4.lips 5.ready to fall in love 6.rival (in love) 7.ready to lay down life (usually for the beloved) 8.homeland 9.brave 10.rider (mounted soldier)
May the day come when hatred is washed out of hearts like tears. May the day come when this border becomes a line of kissing lips. This border of lovers, of rivals in love ready to die for love. This border, the homeland of brave young lovers.

ye sarhad, kaj kulahoN1 ki, ye sarhad kaj adaaoN2 ki
ye sarhad, gulshan3 e Lahore o Dilli ki hawaaoN ki
ye sarhad, amn4 o azadi5 ke dil afroz6 KhwaaboN7 ki
ye sarhad, Doobte8 taaroN ki, ubharte9 aaftaboN10 ki
ye sarhad, khuN meN lithRe11 pyar ke zaKhmi12 gulaboN ki
1.crooked cap ( rebelliousness) 2.rebellious, playful style 3, garden 4.peace 5.liberty 6.heart “brightening(heartwarming) 7.dreams 8.setting 9.rising 10.sun 11.wallowing in blood 12.wounded
This border of youthful rebels of playful style. This border awash in the spirit of Lahore and Dehli. This border of heartwarming dreams of peace and liberty. This border where darkness is dispelled by the light of a rising sun. “Doobte taare” are symbolism of the end of the night of darkness, rising sun of the coming of hope. This border of flowers, dripping in blood, wounded by love.

maiN is sarhad pe kabse muntazir huN subh e farda kaLong have I waited at this border for the coming of a new dawn.

sarhad – ali sardar jafri

isi sarhad1 pe kal Dooba tha sooraj ho ke do TukRe
isi sarhad pe kal zaKhmi hui thi subh e aazaadi
yeh sarhad, Khoon ki, ashkauN ki, aahauN ki, sharaarauN2 ki
jahaaN boi thi nafrat, aur talwareiN ugaayeeN thi
maiN is sarhad pe kab se muntazir3 hooN subh e farda4 ka

1.border 2.sparks (of anger) 3.waiting 4.future, new

Just yesterday, the sun split into two and set on this border.  It was here that yesterday, the dawn of freedom was wounded.  This border of blood and tears, of sighs and angry sparks.  This border where hatred was sown and swords harvested.  Long have I waited at this border for the coming of a new dawn.

yahaaN mehboob1 aankhoN ke sitaare2 tilmilaye3 the
yahaaN maashooq4 chehre5 aansuoN mein jhilmilaye6 the
yahaaN beTon se maa, pyaari behen bhai se bichhRi thi
ye sarhad, jo lahu7 peeti hai, aNgarey ugalti hai
hamaari Khaak ke seeney8 pe naagin ban ke chalti hai
sajaa kar juNg ke hathiyaar, maidaN meN nikalti hai

1.beloved 2.star/apple of my eye 3.writhed in pain 4.beloved, beautiful 5.faces 6.sparkled 7.blood 8.bosom of the earth

This border where our loved ones writhed in pain, where beautiful faces sparkled, washed in tears, where mothers and daughters separated from sons and brothers.  This border that drinks blood and shoots flames, which crawls on the bosom of our earth like a venomous snake.  This border decked in weapons, struts out in the field.

ye sarhad, phool ki, Khushbu ki, rangoN ki, baharoN ki
watan ke aarizoN1 pe, zulf ki maanind2 lehraati3
dhanak4 ki tarah haNsti, naddiyoN ki tarah bal khaati
mahakti, jagmagaati ik dulhan ki maNg ki surat
jo baaloN ko, do hissauN meN to taqsim5 karti hai
magar sindur ki talwaar se, sandal ki ungli se

1.face 2.like, similar to 3.waving, blowing 4.rainbow 5.divide

The poet now paints a different, idealized picture of the border.  This border of flowers, fragrances, colors and gardens.  This border waving on the face of homelands like a lock of hair.  This border cheerful like a rainbow, curving like a brook.  Fragrant, brilliant like the “maaNg” of a bride, parting hair into two halves but with a sword of sindur and finger of sandal paste i.e. a pleasant and loving parting.

ye sarhad, dilbaroN1 ki, ashiqoN ki, beqararoN2 ki
ye sarhad, dostoN ki, bhaiyoN ki, Gham gusaaron3 ki
sahr4 ko aaye Khurshid5 e daraKhshaN6 pasbaN7 bankar
nigahbaani8 ho shab9 ko aasmaN ke chaand taroN ki

1.lover 2.eager, impatient 3.sharing grief 4.dawn 5.sun 6.brilliant
7.protector 9.keep an eye on 10.night

This border of lovers and of the distressed, stricken with love.  This border of friends, brothers and shared sorrows.  May dawn arrive with a bright nourishing sun and may the moon and stars look after it at night.

zamiN paamal1 ho jaye, hare khetoN ki yurish2 se
sipaheN3 hamla aawar4 hoN daraKhtoN5 ki qataroN6 ki
Khuda mehfooz7 rakkhe isko GhairoN8 ki nigaahoN se
paRe na, nazr ispe, KhuN ke taajir9, taaj daaroN10 ki
muhabbat hukmaraN11 ho, husn12 qatil13, dil maseeha14 ho
chaman pe aag barse, shola paikar15, gul azaroN16 ki

1.get trampled 2.ambush, invasion 3.army 4.attack: 5.trees 6.rows
7.protected 8.others, foreigners 9.traders 10.monarchs 11.in power
12.beauty 13.killer 14.healer 15.fire bodied 16. flower bodied

May this earth be trampled under by an invasion of green fields.  May an army of verdant trees attack and overwhelm it.  May god protect it from the evil eye of others.  May the covetous eye of blood traders and royalty stay away.  May love rule, may beauty kill and the heart heal. May the fire of flower bodied beauties rain on it.

vo din aaye, ke aaNsu1 ho ke nafrat2 dil se bah jaye
vo din aaye ye sarhad bosa3 e lab4 ban ke rah jaye
ye sarhad, manchaloN5 ki, dil jalon6 ki, jaaN nisaaroN7 ki
ye sarhad, sarzamin8 e dil ke baaNke9 shah sawaaroN10 ki

1.tears, sorrow 2.hatred 3.kiss 4.lips 5.ready to fall in love 6.rival (in love) 7.ready to lay down life (usually for the beloved) 8.homeland 9.brave 10.rider (mounted soldier)

May the day come when hatred is washed out of hearts like tears.  May the day come when this border becomes a line of kissing lips.  This border of lovers, of rivals in love ready to die for love.  This border, the homeland of brave young lovers.

ye sarhad, kaj kulahoN1 ki, ye sarhad kaj adaaoN2 ki
ye sarhad, gulshan3 e Lahore o Dilli ki hawaaoN ki
ye sarhad, amn4 o azadi5 ke dil afroz6 KhwaaboN7 ki
ye sarhad, Doobte8 taaroN ki, ubharte9 aaftaboN10 ki
ye sarhad, khuN meN lithRe11 pyar ke zaKhmi12 gulaboN ki

1.crooked cap ( rebelliousness) 2.rebellious, playful style 3, garden 4.peace 5.liberty 6.heart “brightening(heartwarming) 7.dreams 8.setting 9.rising 10.sun 11.wallowing in blood 12.wounded

This border of youthful rebels of playful style.  This border awash in the spirit of Lahore and Dehli.  This border of heartwarming dreams of peace and liberty.  This border where darkness is dispelled by the light of a rising sun.  “Doobte taare” are symbolism of the end of the night of darkness, rising sun of the coming of hope.  This border of flowers, dripping in blood, wounded by love.

maiN is sarhad pe kabse muntazir huN subh e farda ka

Long have I waited at this border for the coming of a new dawn.

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