Poems written for you (Likhe jo khat tujhe)

– Performed by the legendary Indian singer Mohammad Rafi for a Hindi film: Kanyadan (1968).


Poems written for you,
in remembrance due,
they emerged into…
the thousand splendid views.

As dawn fare-welled night,
they morphed as – the flowers and the hue…
When night absorbed the sun,
they became sparkling stars and the dew…

As melody somewhere, comes into play,
my heart points me, there you may,
slips somewhere, a bud alcove,
I consider it, your foreplay.
As scent somewhere, spills in air,
seems your curls inter-played.

An eager breeze, enthralling pace,
this gracefulness, and elegance,
those curves and the restlessness,
your swaying away, leaving unquenched.
Who won’t it then, turn into…
A beguiled lover passionate…

I am there, where you are,
If I am the heart, the pulse you are…
If I wander, you are a destiny,
In my thirstiness, rain you are…
My world is, the way you see me,
and heaven is, your never being far.

– Dedicated to the love letters  – the thousand splendid views…

Likhe jo khat tujhe
woh teree yad me
Hazaaro rang ke
nazaaray ban gaye

Sawera jab huwa,
toh phul ban gaye
Jo rat aayee toh,
sitare ban gaye

Koyee nagma, kahee gunja
kahan dil me, yeh tu aayi
Kahee chatkee, kalee koyee,
mai yeh samjha, tu sharmayi
Koyi khushbu, kahee bikhri,
laga yeh zulf lehrayi

Likhe jo khat tujhe…….

Fiza rangeen, Ada rangeen,
yeh ithlana, yeh sharmana
Yeh angdayi, yeh tanhayi,
yeh tarsa kar, chalay jana
Bana de ga nahi kisko,
jawan jadu yeh divana

Likhe jo khat tujhe…….

Jaha tu hai, waha mai hu,
mere dil ki, tu dhadhkan hai
Musafir mai, tu manzil hai,
mai pyasa hu, tu saawan hai
Meri duniya, yeh nazray hain,
meri jannat, yeh daman hai

Likhe jo khat tujhe…….

– Original lyrics penned by famous Indian poet: Gopaldas Neeraj

In such a way my life is bonded with you (Tu Is Tarah Se Meri Zindagi Main Shamil Hai)

– Wonderfully sung by miraculously gifted Mohammad Rafi.


In such a way my life is bonded with you.
Wherever I go, it seems it’s towards you.

Without you my world was missing something,
Wandered my youth, in the depths of wilderness.
Acquired my heart the warmth in your embrace.
I am a lost tide, but my shore is in you.

From light of yours radiated is my universe.
My search, your charm may it be never-ending,
May madness of mine remain too ever lasting.
Outcome of my happiness is essence in you.

This sky, the clouds, these roads and the air,
Everything is doing well at its own place.
From days a many, no complain at world’s pace.
This life is a journey, destination is you.

Each flower spreads its fragrance in memory.
It’s from your thought that breeze is teasing.
Are these the trees or love’s desire blooming?
Along you’re or not yet I can feel you.

Each object is sparkling from light of love.
Should this light be not, life is incomplete
journey of love needs mate syncing the beats.
Path’s such, alone it can’t be through.

– Dedicated to a guide and a partner that’s the beloved.

Tu Is Tarah Se Meri Zindagi Main Shamil Hai
Jahan Bhi Jaun Yeh Lagta Hai Teri Mehfil Hai

Tere Vager Jahan Mein Koi Kami Si Thee
Batak Rahi Thee Jawani Andheri Rahon Mein
Sukhoon Dil Ko Mila Aahke Teri Bahon Mein
Main Ek Khoyi Hui Mauj Hoon Tu Saahil Hai

Terey Jamal se roshan hai kainaat meri
Meri Talash teri dikhashi rahay baaqi
Khuda karay k yeh deewangi rahay baaqi
Teri wafa hi meri har khushi ka hasil hai

Yeh Aasman Yeh Badal Ye Raastey Ye Hava
Har Ek Cheez Hai Apni Jagah Thikane Se
Kahin Dino Se Shikayat Nahin Zamane Se
Yeh Zindagi Hai Safar Tu Safar Ki Manzil Hai

Har Ek Phul Kisi Yaad Se Mehakta Hai
Tere Khayal Se Jagi Huyi Fizaye Hain
Yeh Sabz Ped Hain, Ye Pyar Ki Duwaye Hain
Tu Pas Ho Ke Nahi Phir Bhi Tu Mukabil Hai

Har Ek Shay Hai Mohabbat Ke Nur Se Roshan
Ye Roshni Jo na Ho, Zindagi Adhuri Hai
Raah-e-Wafa Mein, Koyi Hamasafar Zaruri Hai
Yeh Rasta Kahi Tanaha Kate Toh Mushkil Hai

– Original lyrics by from famous Indian films lyrcist Anand Bakshi.

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