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A Slice Of Hindi Poetry

Discussion in 'Blogs' started by aristotle, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. aristotle

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    May 11, 2010
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    I picked this poem from among the most revolutionary of Dushyant Kumar's poems.Dushyant Kumar(1933-75) is a renowned Hindi poet known for his non-compliant and unorthodox selection of subject matter. What follows is the poem and my translation. I'm terrible at translations, so, even if you don't enjoy the translation, know that the poem is one of the most poetic and revolutionary works of Hindi poetry.

    हो गई है पीर पर्वत-सी पिघलनी चाहिए
    इस हिमालय से कोई गंगा निकलनी चाहिए

    आज यह दीवार, परदों की तरह हिलने लगी
    शर्त थी लेकिन कि ये बुनियाद हिलनी चाहिए

    हर सड़क पर, हर गली में, हर नगर, हर गाँव में
    हाथ लहराते हुए हर लाश चलनी चाहिए

    सिर्फ हंगामा खड़ा करना मेरा मकसद नहीं
    मेरी कोशिश है कि ये सूरत बदलनी चाहिए

    मेरे सीने में नहीं तो तेरे सीने में सही
    हो कहीं भी आग, लेकिन आग जलनी चाहिए

    Now that the pain
    has encompassed the mounts
    it should melt
    A Ganges should come forth
    from this Himalaya

    Today this wall
    stands fluttering like the curtains
    the crux was for
    the foundations to shake

    In every City, Hamlet,
    road, thoroughfare,
    the corpses should walk
    waving their hands nonchalantly

    Just raking up a riot
    is not what I mean,
    that the establishment changes
    is what I wish for

    If not in my bosom
    atleast in yours
    wherever it be
    the fire should be ignited.
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