October 8, 2012
This Ghazal is a parallel comparison between the fantasy of love and the reality. What happens in love and what is in reality are completely opposite. Take a look.
tera bicharna jaane kya kya chhut gaya,
kaon hai jo barsaat bulakar bhul gaya !
तेरा बिछड़ना जाने क्या क्या छुट गया,
कौन है जो बरसात बुलाकर भूल गया |
Separation is always painful. When one separates from one’s beloved, one loses a lot of things. The sweet moments and their memories keep on haunting one. In spite of all the agony one goes through, someone seems to have called the rains and forgotten about it. So what does it mean? The rains in the absence of one’s beloved adds to the pain one goes through.
jaane kitne khwab se maine dekhe the,
jaane kitna arsa mera fizool gaya!
जाने कितने ख्वाब से मैंने देखे थे,
जाने कितना अरसा मेरा फ़िज़ूल गया |
When one is in love, he dreams a lot of the future. It is something one wants to treasure and preserve. However, after separation, the poet realizes that he has wasted a lot of his time in dreaming. It is quite opposite to the typical feeling of treating those dreams with love and care.
Kaon si kasmein kiske wade jhoothe the,
jaane khuda bhi kiski dua kubool gaya !
कौन सी कसमें किसके वादे झूठे थे,
जाने खुदा भी किसकी दुआ क़ुबूल गया |
All the promises and swearing now lay broken. The poet ponders over the fact that neither of the couple wanted to separate from each other, was there someone else who prayed for their separation?
Kholke aankhein “Zaafar” duniya dekh bhi le,
har khushi ki kimat tumse koi wasool gaya!
खोलके आँखें “जाफर” दुनिया देख भी ले
हर ख़ुशी की कीमत तुमसे कोई वसूल गया |
This is the complete truth. In all the instances of love that occur in the world and where one has to separate, one pays the price of all the smiles he brought on his lips. The poet has realized this.