January 02, 2008

First post of 2008!

Couldn’t think of a better way of welcoming the New Year on this blog than posting one of my favourite poems…

Sitaron se aage jahan aur bhi hain
Abhi ishq ke imtehan aur bhi hain
Tahi zindagi se nahin ye fizayen
Yahan siakdon karwaan aur bhi hain
Khana’at na kar aalam-e-rang-o-bu par
Chaman aur bhi aashiyaan aur bhi hain
Agar kho gaya ek nasheman to kya ghum
Maqmat-e-aah-o-fughaan aur bhi hain
Tu shaheen hai parvwaaz hai kaam tera
Tere saamne aasmaan aur bhi hain
Isi roz-o-shab main ulajh kar na rah ja
Ke tere zameen par makaan aur bhi hain
Gaye din ke tanha tha main anjuman mein
Yahaan ab mere raazdaan aur bhi hain

Beyond the stars there are worlds more
Our quest yet has more tests to pass
This existence alone does not matter
There are boundless journeys more
Do not rest on what you have
There are paradises more to explore
Why worry if you have lost one abode
There are a million addresses to claim
You are the falcon, your passion is flight
And you have skies more to transcend
Lose not yourself in the cycle of days and nights
Within your reach are feats even more
Gone is the day when I was lonesome in the crowd
Today those who resonate my thoughts are more

Mohammed Iqbal
Naujawaan ke Naam, Bal-e-Jibraeel, 1908


~ ॐ ~ said...

bahut achche...

Swapnil said...

I didn't know the song was based on old poetry...
Awesome song/lyrics

bhumika said...




well, now u do :)

Swapnil said...

I know!! This is such an informative blog, I tell you!! :)

Vineeta said...

awesome. Aur bohut shukriya :)! Beautiful inspiration for all year round!

bhumika said...


ah,tell me sth i don't know :P


yes, inspiring indeed...glad you liked it :)

TheQuark said...

Mohtarma aapki pasand ki daad deni padegi.

Kya aapke paas Zauk ke kalaam bhi hain?

तुषार वर्मा said...

really enjoyed reading the poem. thnx. hope u have hrd the rendition by junoon.

Unknown said...

Amazing translation!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Amazing translation!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey....this happens to be one of my fave poems as well....was googling for it and ur blog was the first link that popped up! BTW, an interesting trivia is that Md. Iqbal had written Naujawan ke Naam in Bal-e-Jibraeel in 1908; exactly 100 years before u posted it on ur blog to mark the new year :)