– Performed by renowned Ghazal singer: Talat Aziz, for Hindi film: Umrao Jaan (1981).
Whenever life draws me towards your orbit of existence…
Earth appears to me more brighter than moon’s radiance…
Fields of my heart get blossomed in crimson fragrance…
As day settles, the soul unsettles at your whisper’s entrance…
Gushes of breeze carry your signature in loud, in silence…
At closure of each night, they push rest into far distance…
Why each proximity breathes a new space in consequence…?
Nothing else than that keeps me now in state of impatience…
– Dedicated to the orbit of beloved…
zindagi jab bhi teri bazm mein laati hai humein
ye zameen chaand se behtar nazar aati hai humein
surkh phoolon se mehek uthti hain dil ki raahein
din dhale yun teri aavaaz bulaati hai humein
yaad teri kabhi dastak, kabhi sargoshi se
raat ke pichhle peher roz jagaati hai humein
har mulaaqaat ka anjaam judaai kyun hai
ab to har waqt ye hi baat sataati hai humein
زندگی جب بھی تیری بزم میں لاتی ہے ہمیں
یہ زمین چاند سے بہتر نظر آتی ہے ہمیں
سرخ پھولوں سے مہک اٹھتی ہیں دل کی راہیں
دن ڈھلے یوں تیری آواز بلاتی ہے ہمیں
یاد تیری کبھی دستک کبھی سرگوشی سے
رات کے پیچھلے پہر روز جاگتی ہے ہمیں
ہر ملاقات کا انجام جدائی کیوں ہے
اب تو ہر وقت یہی بات ستاتی ہے ہمیں
– Original lyrics penned by lyricist: Akhlaq Mohammed Khan “Shahryar”
Wow, beautiful song. It is perfect in urdu/Hindi though. I am a big fan of old songs…The poetry used to be awesome then.
Yes… 🙂 Not just a poetry but grace and manners… The dedication towards all what one loved… No cursory or shallow attachments… No flying away from what matters or what is heart felt, and choosing distractions in comparison to creating what worths remembrance. Perhaps a great stature of poetry too was one of the outcomes of those deep feelings…
Yes, yes true that !
This is so classy and elegant.
Yaar I wish we can have those golden days of music back. As Lala have said poetry toh awesome hoti thi but music bhi itni melodious hoti thi. Thats a rarity these days.
Music these days make your ears bleed. -_-
Talat aziz se I am reminded of Talat Mehmood, I dont know if you have heard his this song but its such a fine one. Its called “itna na mujhse tu pyaar badha”.
🙂 Yes, Miss Maqsood, if only we can have those golden days of music, that class, that elegance and gracefulness back… where subtlety reigned the atmosphere… And exposition was always off the chart… where persistence was the way to live a life, and where gestures of eyes were the one to lead the way to the heart… I guess only thing we can do now at our part is to introduce new generations this music and soul of the art.
Sigh! I wish it were so easy to do that, because even in our generation, all of us dont listen to oldies.
Change is not easy, but will sure happen, one person at a time… 🙂
Hahaha i dont know why but your words gave me an image of Kejriwal, Imran Khan’s contemporary in India.
Khair on a serious note, I hope it does happen. For that sabse pehle, we have to wipe Honey singh off the planet. -_-
Amen to that… 😀
But a comparison with politician, seriously? :p
Change is the word 😛
Stunning. Loving. Attraction and lust. Outstanding words.
All the credits to the beauty, class and simplicity of the original poem. 🙂