shama/lamp (bilingual)

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s h a m a   (hindi, urdu)

na kar wafa
uss shama se tu,
jis ne khud
jal jal ke
bujh hi
jaana hai,

dhoond le tu,
agar tujhe
mile koi
ashiq aisa,
jaise uss
shama ka jo
parwana hai.

——————–

The attraction of the moth to the light of a lamp, is an analogy a lot of poetry written through different times, has often used.

The words above basically say –

stop chasing
the lamp,
for the lamp
that burns
will eventually
burn itself out
into darkness,

if you seek love
seek the heart
that knows
selfless love,
like the moth
that is willing
to end it’s life,

for the love
of the flame
in which
it itself
eventually burns.

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Vidur
18Oct17

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r e a l i t y

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you can
breathe in
that
invisible air,
but you can’t
hold on to
the fragrances
it carries therein,

for what
pleases
and teases
the hungry senses,
is often
as momentary
as the tick
of a clock,

what can’t
seep in
through those
emotionless lungs,
the heart
might yearn
in all the ways
that hurt,

but the blood
that runs
seeks more
to live,
than just
the hollow trickery
of easily inebriated
senses.

————

Vidur
18Oct17

t o n i g h t

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tonight
we light
our lamps
of hope,
but
far away
from each other’s
sight’s,

both
surrounded
with the lights
of laughter,
yet
separated
like the sun
and moon,

tonight i won’t
look for you,
amongst
the teasing
stars,
niether miss
those coveted
visions of you,

for tonight
in the glow,
of each
light
that shines,
i will see
a reflection
of you.

————–

Vidur
16Oct17

muse musings

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sometimes
i wonder,
what inspires
this imagination,
to weave
the threads
of thoughts,
mostly
out of thin air,

to create
these pictures
of you,
frame
after frame,
adorning this
hallowed gallery,
where none else
finds a place,

is it
the reality
of your
seeming
nonexistance,
or the possibility
that manifestations
of love,
can create
what does not
exist,

is it the
desire to hold,
in matter form,
that
which i hold
in every drop
of red,
for you,
within,

or is it
the craving
to be loved,
and to know
how it would
really feel,
for i still
do believe,
that inspite
of the present
dilutions
of the world,

love
still
is.

————-

Vidur
15Oct17