LIVE #TheHarshReality

Someone who goes with half a loaf of bread
to a small place that fits like a nest around him,
someone who wants no more, who’s not himself
longed for by anyone else,

He is a letter to everyone. You open it.
It says, Live.




best wakefulness in sleep,

wealth in having

contains existence.

encloses beauty.

are many rules about restraint
with the former, but only one rule for the latter,
Never be satisfied.

A Necessary Autumn Inside Each

You and I have spoken all these words, but as for the way
we have to go, words
are no preparation. There is no getting ready, other than
grace. My faults
have stayed hidden. One might call that a preparation!
I have one small drop
of knowing in my soul. Let it dissolve in your ocean.
There are so many threats to it.
Inside each of us, there’s continual autumn. Our leaves
fall and are blown out
over the water. A crow sits in the blackened limbs and talks
about what’s gone.

#RUMI (short poem)

Be patient.
Respond to every call that excites your spirit
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull
of what you really love
When you do things from your soul, a river moves though you,
Freshness and a deep joy are the signs…

#Safarnameh (Urdu/Hindi)

khojte khud ko
kho rahi hun
apno’ mein
unke lafzon mein
dhundle sapno mein,
toh yeh batein kahoon kisko
bas yeh kaagaz hai khamosh sunta hai.
Fars pe main
Ars ki talab mein ghum,
woh kehte hain
kya khaas hai inme?
yeh sitarey hain
har dum toot’te hain
aasma’an se rooth’te hain.
yeh parindey
sadiyon tak,
tinkon se
aashiyan banate hai
aandhiya kya inhein,
lamhon mein nahi bikherti?
Qaus-O-Qazah ke rang bhi,
phoolo’n mein maujood hain,
aur chand mein sb kehte hain daag hai
aur kya yeh bhi kuch kam hai
ke suraj mein aag hai?
mujhe toh ulfat thi
rang’o se, aasman’o se
udne se,ud ke gir jane se,
woh mujhe rok na sake
rokte rokte,
kya ruki hai mohobbat, roke jane se?
maine kaha kuch na kaho
yun bura hi kehna hai gar,
woh keh gaye
arsa hue, baghi dekhe
is zamane mein
khauf toh tha
par khwab ki fikr
kya khoob thi mujhe,
girte sambhalte
yun manzil ke raste
phir qadam nikle
aaj udna seekh liya hai maine,
baton ko
yaadon ko
iraado ko
waadon ko
lafzon mein simte asko’n ko
samjh liya hai maine
zehan ne kaha
jo jaan le khud ko
phir dair na kar
bin humsafar
o rahi chal,
yun dilon ke raste
o rahi chal
o rahi chal
o rahi chal..