Friday, July 12, 2013

TWO PHOTOGRAPHS AND SOME LINES FROM GAZALS OF MODERN KASHMIRI POET RAFIQ RAAZ


                                                                               



Inside Mattan village , Kashmir
Photo Autar Mota

Yes Doors , Windows , Ceiling ,Roof and walls alone. And so does kashmiri poet Rafiq Raaz  Feel.. I add some lines from his Gazal with my English rendering ...

Daarie Burr Taaluv Ta Push Deawaar Leiikh
Yuuss Shahar Gumm Guvv Tamikk Aasaar Leiikh
Daamanus Pyaath Sounteiki Sabzaar Leiikh
Doann Achhunn munz aab Kee Phanwaar leiikh
( Rafiq Raaz)

Write these windows ,Doors, Ceiling , Roof and the walls .
Should you write the story of the city that Vanished ,
then write these as the Monuments .
Should you write about our clothing ,
write greenery of the Spring season ;
But when you write about these two eyes ,
Write tears Hurrying down like fountains .

                                                                          

NONE EXCEPT  MY HEART  AND  THIS CEILING LAMP BURNS IN THIS DESOLATE AND DARK NIGHT ..

Photo Autar  Mota
I am adding lines from another  Gazal of  noted kashmiri Poet Rafiq Raaz to the  photograph uploaded above . English rendering done by me...

Shubb Chhu Siyaah Tasveer Ta Baa
 Naar Tchhataan Chhatgeer Ta Baa
Tanhaaye Munz Jeiffi Milvaan
Praaen Ya akh Tahreer Ta Baa
( Rafiq Raaz )

 None except me and this Image stays awake  in this dark night.
 Look Who Burns ? None except this ceiling lamp and my heart.
 And In this desolate  loneliness  who are  in   passionate hug ,
None, Except me and  Some old script  of Mine ...................


Commenting on events of 1990 in Kashmir , Poet  Rafiq Raaz writes

 FROM his   Urdu Gazal

Patay larz rahay thhay khatraa thha aandhiyon kaa
Ghar ho rahay thhay khaali mausam tha hijraton ka

( Rafiq Raaz  )
The leaves kept trembling and  the hurricane was about to unleash itself,
The houses were being emptied and  the season of migration had set in.

FROM  his kashmiri Gazal

Dietch Poat Nazar Qadam Zaa kadithh Naziree guvv na Kaanh ,
Kentchaa Vunal ti Aaeiss ta Kentchaa Gubaar Ti…

( Rafiq Raaz )

  Looking  back after going just  two steps ahead,
 We found no one around  .
 Alas !The paths bore intense fog while the sky was just dust only.



Rafiq Raaz belongs to the New Generation of kashmiri poets . He is modern in style and diction. He writes in urdu and  kashmiri. Gazal is his Forte.A sensitive poet who is conscious of contemporary realities and brings them in his writings in perfect Rhyme and Rhythm. His kashmiri collection Nai Chhaa Naalaan ( The flute pours out painful notes ) won him prestigious Sahitya Academy award in 1995.He retired as Station Director AIR Srianagr and lives at Barzulla in srinagar  city.

( Autar Mota )


My special Thanks to Literary Magazine NEAB ( Kashmiri ) published from Boston USA. Lines from Two commented above  appeared in 27th issue of the Magazine purchased by me from a vendor at  Residency Road  in  srinagar city .
  
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