shaa’er pal do pal ka – sahir

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شاعر، پل دو پل کا ۔ ساحر لدھیانوی
۱

میں پل دو پل کا شاعر ہوں، پل دو پل میری کہانی ہے
پل دو پل میری ہستی ہے ، پل دو پل میری جوانی  ہے
۲

مجھ سے پہلے کتنے شا عر آئے اور آ کر چلے گئے
کچھ آہیں بھر کر لوٹ گئے، کچھ نغمے گا کر چلے گئے
۳

وہ بھی اک پل کا قصہ تھے، میں بھی اک پل کا قصہ ہوں
کل تم سے جدا ہو جاؤ نگا،گو آج تمہارا حِصّہ ہوں
۴

پل دو پل میں کچھ کہہ پایا، ا تنی ہی سعادت کافی ہے
پل دو پل تم نے مجھ کو سنا،اتنی ہی عنایت کافی ہے
۵

کل اور آئینگے نغموں کی کلیاں چننے والے
مجھ سے بہتر کہنے والے ، تم سے بہتر سننے والے

۶

ہر نسل اک فصل ہے دھرتی کی آج اٌگتی ہے کل کٹتی ہے

جیون وہ مہنگی مدرا ہے جو قطرہ قطرہ بٹتی ہے

۷

ساگر سے ابھری لہر ہوں میں ساگر میں پھر کھو جاؤں گا

مٹی کی روح کا سپنا ہوں مٹی میں پھر سو جاؤں گا

۸

کل کوئی مجھ کو یاد کرے کیوں کوئی مجھ کو یاد کرے

مصروف زمانہ میرے لیے کیوں وقت اپنا برباد کرے

 

शाएर, पल दो पल का – साहिर लुधियानवी

मैं पल दो पल का शाएर हूँ, पल दो पल मेरी कहानी है

पल दो पल मेरी हस्ती है, पल दो पल मेरी जवानी है

मुझ से पहले कितने शाएर आए और आ कर चले गए

कुच्छ आहें भर कर लौट गए, कुच्छ नग़मे गा कर चले गए

वो भी एक पल का क़िस्सा थे, मैं भी एक पल का क़िस्सा हूँ

कल तुम से जुदा हो जाऊँगा, गो आज तुम्हारा हिस्सा हूँ

पल दो पल में कुच्छ कह पाया, इतनी ही सा’दत काफ़ी है

पल दो पल तुम ने मुझ को सुना, इतनी ही इनायत काफ़ी है

कल और आएंगे नग़मौं की कलियाँ चुन-ने वाले

मुझ से बेहतर कहने वाले, तुम से बेहतर सुन-ने वाले

हर नस्ल एक फ़स्ल है धरती की आज उगती है कल कटती है

जीवन वो महँगी मुद्रा है जो क़तरा क़तरा बटती है

सागर से उभरी लहर हूँ मैं सागर में फिर खो जाऊँगा

मिट्टी की रूह का सपना हूँ मिट्टी में फिर सो जाऊँगा

कल कोई मुझ को याद करे क्यूँ कोई मुझ को याद करे

मसरूफ़ ज़माना मेरे लिए क्यूँ वक़्त अपना बरबाद करे

 

Click here for background and on any passage for word meanings and explanatory discussion. sahir ludhianavi (1921-1980) socialist, secular, irreligious, atheist. He adapted his literary Ghazal and nazm to movie songs setting a new standard of excellence. Extremely popular lyricist. Progressive Writers Association. Here he speaks about his own place is the pantheon of shu’ara. This is a part of a series called ‘suKhanvari’ under ‘Subject-Wise Index’. You can see what other shu’ara have written about themselves and/or their suKhan.
1
maiN pal do pal1 ka shaa’er huN, pal do pal meri kahaani hai
pal do pal meri hasti2 hai, pal do pal meri javaani3 ha
1.one or two moments, fleeting moment 2.existence, life 3.youth, power (of expression)
I am but a poet of transience, a fleeting moment. My story, my youth and vigour are but transitory. I am only passing through life, my relevance is temporary.

2
mujh se pahle kitne shaa’er aae aur aa kar chale gaye
kuchh aaheN4 bhar kar lauT gaye, kuchh naGhme gaa kar chale gaye
4.sighs
Many poets before me have come and gone. Some heaved sighs of sorrow, some sang songs.

3
vo bhi ek pal ka qissa5 the, maiN bhi ek pal ka qissa huN
kal tum se juda6 ho jaauNga, go7 aaj tumhaara hissa8 huN
5.story 6.separate, depart 7.even though 8.part of
Theirs was a passing story, mine is fleeting too. Tomorrow, I will be gone, though I am with you today.

4
pal do pal meN kuchh kah9 paaya, itni hi sa’adat10 kaafi11 hai
pal do pal tum ne mujh ko suna, itni hi inaayat12 kaafi hai
9.say, speak 10.faith, service 11.enough 12.favour
I was able to say something relevant, this I am happy about. You granted me an audience, I am grateful for the favour.

5
kal aur aaeNge naGhmauN ki kaliyaaN chun-ne13 vaale
mujh se behtar14 kahne vaale, tum se behtar sun-ne vaale  
3.to pick, flower pickers 14.better
Tomorrow, others will come picking the buds of the garden of song, with songs better than mine, with an audience more refined.

6
har nasl15 hai ek fasl16 dharti ki, aaj ugti hai kal kaTti hai
jeevan vo mahaNgi mudra17 hai, jo qatra qatra baTti hai
15.generation 16.harvest 17.drama
Every generation is a new harvest of this earth. It grows today and is reaped tomorrow. Life is a drama of much effort, which is handed out drop by drop.

7
saagar se ubhri lahar18 huN maiN, saagar meN phir kho jaauNga
miTTi ki ruuh19 ka sapna20 huN, miTTi meN phir so jaauNga
18.wave 19.soul 20.dream, transient vision
I am like wave rising from the ocean and will get lost again in the ocean. I am like the dream of the soul of the earth, I will go back to sleep in the earth.

8
kal koi mujh ko yaad kare kyuN koi mujh ko yaad kare
masroof21 zamaana22 mere liye kyuN vaqt apna barbaad kare  
21.busy 22.times, world
Should anyone remember me tomorrow? Why should anyone remember me. This busy world, why should it waste its time on me.

sahir ludhianavi (1921-1980) socialist, secular, irreligious, atheist.  He adapted his literary Ghazal and nazm to movie songs setting a new standard of excellence.  Extremely popular lyricist.  Progressive Writers Association.  Here he speaks about his own place is the pantheon of shu’ara.  This is a part of a series called ‘suKhanvari’ under ‘Subject-Wise Index’.  You can see what other shu’ara have written about themselves and/or their suKhan.
1
maiN pal do pal1 ka shaa’er huN, pal do pal meri kahaani hai
pal do pal meri hasti2 hai, pal do pal meri javaani3 hai

1.one or two moments, fleeting moment 2.existence, life 3.youth, power (of expression)

I am but a poet of transience, a fleeting moment.  My story, my youth and vigour are but transitory.  I am only passing through life, my relevance is temporary.
2
mujh se pahle kitne shaa’er aae aur aa kar chale gaye
kuchh aaheN4 bhar kar lauT gaye, kuchh naGhme gaa kar chale gaye

4.sighs

Many poets before me have come and gone.  Some heaved sighs of sorrow, some sang songs.
3
vo bhi ek pal ka qissa5 the, maiN bhi ek pal ka qissa huN
kal tum se juda6 ho jaauNga, go7 aaj tumhaara hissa8 huN

5.story 6.separate, depart 7.even though 8.part of

Theirs was a passing story, mine is fleeting too.  Tomorrow, I will be gone, though I am with you today.
4
pal do pal meN kuchh kah9 paaya, itni hi sa’adat10 kaafi11 hai
pal do pal tum ne mujh ko suna, itni hi inaayat12 kaafi hai

9.say, speak 10.faith, service 11.enough 12.favour

I was able to say something relevant, this I am happy about.  You granted me an audience, I am grateful for the favour.
5
kal aur aaeNge naGhmauN ki kaliyaaN chun-ne13 vaale
mujh se behtar14 kahne vaale, tum se behtar sun-ne vaale

13.to pick, flower pickers 14.better

Tomorrow, others will come picking the buds of the garden of song, with songs better than mine, with an audience more refined.
6
har nasl15 hai ek fasl16 dharti ki, aaj ugti hai kal kaTti hai
jeevan vo mahaNgi mudra17 hai, jo qatra qatra baTti hai

15.generation 16.harvest 17.drama

Every generation is a new harvest of this earth.  It grows today and is reaped tomorrow.  Life is a drama of much effort, which is handed out drop by drop.
7
saagar se ubhri lahar18 huN maiN, saagar meN phir kho jaauNga
miTTi ki ruuh19 ka sapna20 huN, miTTi meN phir so jaauNga

18.wave 19.soul 20.dream, transient vision

I am like wave rising from the ocean and will get lost again in the ocean.  I am like the dream of the soul of the earth, I will go back to sleep in the earth.
8
kal koi mujh ko yaad kare kyuN koi mujh ko yaad kare
masroof21 zamaana22 mere liye kyuN vaqt apna barbaad kare

21.busy 22.times, world

Should anyone remember me tomorrow?  Why should anyone remember me.  This busy world, why should it waste its time on me.

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