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Friday, 23 October 2009

chaak-e-jigar kee fugaan kaisi hogi ?

This is my first attempt at Ghazal writing. For the uninitiated let me explain the structure of a Ghazal. A Ghazal is collection of couplets called sher not necessarily connected with one another. A Ghazal has at least one matla (मतला), one makhta (मखता) and is marked by radeef (रदीफ़) and kaafiya (काफ़िया). The length of a Sher is called Behr (बहर). The repeating word/s at the end of each sher is called Radeef. The Ghazal is known by its matla. Generally matla is the first sher of the ghazal and has radeef in both the lines. The words before radeef are rhyming in nature and are called kaafiya. The last sher in which Shayar uses his takhallus (तखल्लुस) (pen name) is called makhta.

जीस्त है गर ऐसी ,फिर कज़ा कैसी होगी ?
बहार है गर ऐसी ,फिर खिजां कैसी होगी ?
[जीस्त = life, कज़ा = death, बहार = spring, खिजां = autumn]

मेरे नीम शब् की माहताब हो तुम
बिन तुम्हारे ये फ़िज़ा कैसी होगी ?
[नीम = dark, शब् = night, माहताब = moon]

हम बाबस्ता हुए जिनसे  वो संग दिल
जाने कहाँ होगी कैसी होगी ?
[बाबस्ता = related , संग = stone]

रोज़--वस्ल की है जब तीरगी इतनी
फिर शब्--हिज्र की शुआ कैसी होगी ?
[रोज़-ऐ-वस्ल = day of meeting, तीरगी = darkness, शब्-ऐ-हिज्र = night of sepration, शुआ = blackness]

दर्द-ऐ-तगाफुल  का जब ये आलम है  'प्रशांत'
 फिर चाक--जिगर की फुगाँ कैसी होगी ?
[दर्द-ऐ-तागाफूल = pain of being ignored, चाक-ऐ-जिगर = crack in heart, फुगाँ = cry]

'प्रशांत'

4 comments:

manju said...

umda gazal hai ,likhte rahiye.
jazbat ko lafzon me pirote rahiye.

manju said...

umda gazal hai ,likhte rahiye.
jazbat ko lafzon me pirote rahiye.

mamta bajpai said...

gazal ki zubani, apni bayani. WAH..............................

Sanskriti Jain said...

उम्दा गज़ल ..