Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Reflections...



An obsolete room housed in an antiquated house in the middle of nowhere...

Shadows of the past crystallize into view...

Scraps of nostalgia littered all over the place

A heap of unsent Letters... coated in layers of cobwebs...

Now merely a means of understanding a lost past...

In oblivion exists the reality...

Broken windows, unhinged doors creaking every now and then...
juxtaposed with the mellifluous voice of Begum Akhtar...

The deep scratches on the vinyl record... like scars...

The gramophone keeps repeating the same lines over and over again... “Rona aaya...Rona aaya...Rona aaya...”



A broken cup strained out of tea...Dry leaves jumbled in the cup...a few pigeons copulating... feathers strewn all over the place...

A Yellow dog-eared page written in hand... It reads...

"Us siyaahi ki dibbi se na jane kitne khat likhe the tumhe...
Aaj woh bhi kuch khali khali sa hai mere hi tarah

Us aasmaani chadar ki chhat ke neeche...
Seepiyon se khelti hain lehrein...

Ek ghar mera bhi hai wahin kahin
gar aankhon se lehrein door nahin hui
Thake paaon jahan sone jata hun main
kabhi kabhi...


Ek arsa hua...
Maano samandar behta ho mere andar...

Ummeedon ke saaye shayad nazar nahin aate hain ab...

In Gehraaiyon mein ya to samandar hai ya khaayi,
Magar Intezaar kisko hai rone ka...


Kagaz ke tukdon se banaye the jo phool maine...
Aaj woh bhi murjhaa se gaye hain

Na rang hai na khushboo...
Woh ab kaaf-e-khaak mein badal chuke hain...
Mere Khwaabon ke...
Shaakh pe jo ithlaate the barso pehle"

Next to the document, A rusted metal photo frame... Within the frame...A sepia-tinged boy smiling at the camera...Eyes tightly shut with a smile spread on the face...
A few feet away...some squirrels nibbling...

A withered old man on the floor deep in slumber...

A smile spread across his face...eyes tightly shut...

DEAD!!!

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19 comments/suggestions:

Prateek said...

Melancholy. Images making it more. Nice write up. :)

Kalyan ( Progress for all) said...

The way you have brought about the euphemism in the post is brilliant. I often wonder that some people are born writers, they can actually sketch through words and that to positioned so well that you actually visualize everything. As usual this is a masterpiece.

Rakesh Kumar said...

Wonderful and nice presentation.
I am impressed.
Would like to read it again.
Thanks.

You are welcome on my blog.

Anonymous said...

like the imagery in these words....played like a film in my mind...

quetzalcoatl said...

above comment was mine..somehow got posted as anonymous...:P

deepazartz said...

Amazingly written,Anu...I could visualize each and every line in motion...I agree with Kalyan:)

Adsense Performance said...

A great story and reality.
Thank you for reading my story.

Divenita said...

Loved the way you wrote it! Good job

Pythoroshan said...

i agree with 'anonymous'... it played out beautifully..could picture it as i was reading...

Dwiti said...

Amazing post...
Infact very well written blog...

Devang Visaria said...

Wonderful post SuperB. keep it up.


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Vijay said...

The Blog theme is nice and appreciate your way of writing
Keep it on
:)

Rakesh Kumar said...

Again have come here on your blog,

To invite you

'Find time to visit my blog,please.'

Nikhil Navaratna said...

The imagery was superb..The poem seemed to come alive in front of us

reachp said...

Simply Superb ...!!! n the back ground music just add's extra touch to the article :)

alchemist said...

You write well :)

You are versatile as well. Read your description of what is hidden from sight in brothels and now this wonderful imagery.

deepraj jha said...

wanna read it ...:)
finished in a fashion!

संजय भास्कर said...

....प्रशंसनीय रचना - बधाई