Intro: the following piece is in Hindi (with a bit of Urdu mixed), one of the several languages I write in. I’m not going to do the English translation, (apologies to my non-Hindi speaking friends and readers) because my friend Kunal (Thakore of the Randomrants fame) has taken up the challenge to do the English rendition).

Woh meri bheji hui

cup ko hoton se lagana
Woh tera mujhe chhune ka
Ek aur bahana

Woh teri likhi hui
Khat ko hazar baar padna
Padke muskurana,
Muskurate huye rona
Seene se lagake
Sirhane me rakhna
Ummid ki sapne mein tum aakar
Kisi din saamne ho jaana

Kuch aisi beeti huyi lamho ko
kaleje mein chuupa ke
Jaa rahi hu
Yeh sochte huye ki
Kaise pucce the woh irade
Kaisi buland the woh hounsle
Raet ki tarah fisal rahe hain ab
Woh saare ummidein
Kabhi tumhe mujhse pyaar tha beshumaar
Kabhi tumhe meri zaroorat thi
Aisa bhi tha ek zamana

 

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