Zubaan: AtoZChallenge

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           This is it! We have reached the finale of this blogging extravaganza and wasn’t it awesome. As much as I was enjoying this wordly feast, it was a pity that at the epitome of

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this challenge I had to walk away from the online world due to some preoccupations. Guess I was being way too optimistic when I actually thought that I could stick around through the alphabet but I already had too much on my plate. All my research and drafts lay untouched, waiting; let’s see if they get to breathe in this blogosphere in the near future. Anyway I enjoyed every bit of this challenge; meeting new bloggers from all over the world, reading blogs and posts in all colors and sizes and diving into the uncharted territories of poetic bliss. I have come out of my social media hibernation at the opportune moment to set afloat the last installment for this challenge. I may have been away for a while but I was always here…

मैं  दूर  नहीं  अल्फाज़ों  से, के  इन  शब्दों  में  ही  कहीं  हूँ  मैं,

जहाँ  काव्य  है  और  है  कविता, के  हर  पल  बसा  वहीं  हूँ  मैं ||

                                                      -Doc2poet

Coming back to the AtoZ challenge:

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Zubaan: The word  ‘Zubaan‘  comes from Urdu and means tongue, but it has many other meanings, such as voice, language, speech and dialect. Zubaan is basically the soul of poetry. This is what gives a unique style to each poet; the words they use, how they express themselves, adding their local nuances to it. Poetry is not bound by language barriers but it flows through them with flamboyance; be it Haiku in Japanese, Dohe in Awadhi, Ghazal in Urdu, Sonnet in English or just an overlap of languages and styles. I recently came across this Spanish poetry blog @BERKANALUZ and I love it.

देखा  जो  मैंने  दरिया, इन  आँसुओं  को  रोने  की  इंतेहाँ  मिल  गयी,

रिसने  लगी  स्याही  इस  दिल  से, और  ख़यालों  को ज़ुबाँ   मिल  गयी|

                                                                               -Doc2poet

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Poetry is something that fascinates me, something that drives my creativity and nurtures it. A few lines dedicated to poetry…

Zikr”

के  तेरा  ज़िक्र  है, या  इत्र  है,

जब  जब  करता  हूँ,

महेकता  हूँ ,  बहेकता  हूँ…

                      -A.M. Turaz

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 Zafar

Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775-1862) was the last Mughal emperor to rule India. Besides being a great lover of poetry Bahadur Shah was also a poet himself and his Ghazals are popular and sung to this day. Great poet Ghalib was his court poet.

Few of his creations will leave you wanting for more…

लगता  नहीं  है  दिल  मेरा…

लगता  नहीं  है  दिल  मेरा  उजड़े  दयार  में,

किस  की  बनी  है  आलम-ए-ना_पायेदार  में,

कह  दो  इन  हसरतों  से  कहीं  और  जा  बसें,

इतनी  जगह  कहाँ  है  दिल-ए-दागदार  में,

उम्र-ए-दराज़  माँग  कर  लाए  थे  चार  दिन,

दो  आरज़ू  में  कट  गये  दो  इंतेज़ार  में,

कितना  है  बदनसीब “ज़फ़र” दफ़्न  के  लिए,

दो  गज़  ज़मीन  भी  ना  मिली  कू-ए-यार  में…

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ना  किसी  की  आँख  का  नूर  हूँ…

ना  किसी  की  आँख  का  नूर  हूँ, ना  किसी  के  दिल  का  क़रार  हूँ,

जो  किसी  के  काम  ना  आ  सके, मैं  वो  एक  मुश्त-ए-गुबार  हूँ,

मैं  नहीं  हूँ  नग़मा-ए-जान  फेज़ा, कोइ  सुन  के  मुझको  करेगा  क्या,

मैं  बड़े  बिरोग  की  हूँ  सदा, मैं  बड़े  दुखों  की  पुकार  हूँ,

मेरा  रंग  रूप  बिगड़  गया, मेरा  यार  मुझसे  बिछड़  गया,

जो  चमन  खीज़ा  से  उजड़  गया, मैं  उसी  की  फस्ल-ए-बहार  हूँ,

ना  तो  मैं  किसी  का  हबीब  हूँ, ना  तो  मैं  किसी  का  रक़िब  हूँ,

जो  बिगड़  गया  वो  नसीब  हूँ, जो  उजड़  गया  वो  दयार  हूँ,

पढ़े  फातिहा  कोई  आए  क्यूँ, कोई  चार  फूल  चढाए  क्‍यूँ?

कोई  आके  शमा  जलाए  क्यूँ, मैं  वो  बेकसि  का  मज़ार  हूँ…

This one is particularly intriguing; looking for one’s own place in this world. Considering it was written by the Emperor himself, I mean he was the most important person of that time…how did he come up with his, very insightful ! It is beautiful anyway.

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Zeugma

A figure of speech in which one verb or preposition joins two objects within the same phrase, often with different meanings.

For example: “I left my heart—and my suitcase—in San Francisco.”

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The challenge may be over but the poetic journey will continue…will you join me?

24 thoughts on “Zubaan: AtoZChallenge

    1. Even I was looking forward to it but got stuck up real bad…anyway am back online now…saw few of your posts but only a couple of same pinchs…will keep looking for more…you made this challenge even more fun for me…Thank you 😊

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  1. HOLA ESTIMADO CABALLERO doc2poet, ME ALEGRO QUE HAYA REGRESADO, ES UN GUSTO TENERLE NUEVAMENTE, LAMENTABLEMENTE NO LOGRO APRECIAR LA SUTILEZA DE LOS POEMAS QUE TRANSCRIBE EN IDIOMA HINDÚ, PUES EL TRADUCTOR NO TRADUCE AL MISMO TIEMPO DOS IDIOMAS DIFERENTES, DE TODOS MODOS A TRAVÉS DE SUS PALABRAS SE PERCIBE LA BELLEZA Y SENSIBILIDAD DE ÉSTOS POEMAS, LEÍ QUE LE HA IMPRESIONADO MI BLOG, PARA BIEN, HUMILDEMENTE SON POESÍAS Y PENSAMIENTOS ESPONTÁNEOS QUE SALEN DE MI CORAZÓN, YA QUE NO SOY ESCRITORA AÚN, QUIZÁS ALGÚN DÍA LO SERÉ, LE AGRADEZCO ENORMEMENTE, MÁS QUE NOMBRARME EN SU PÁGINA, LA BUENA IMPRESIÓN QUE LE HAN CAUSADO MIS ESCRITOS, CELEBRO ESO…SABE, QUE YO TAMBIÉN SI LO BUSCA TENGO UN POEMA PUBLICADO HACE TIEMPO LLAMADO DE LA A A LA Z ACARICIANDO EL ALFEBETO…COSA QUE ME SORPRENDIÓ CUANDO USTED TUVO EL MISMO IMPULSO…QUIZÁS EL SER DEL MISMO SIGNO ASTROLÓGICO CAPRICORNIO, NOS DA ESA AFINIDAD DE GUSTOS….LA VERDAD REBLOGUEARIA ESTA ENTRADA SUYA, YA QUE ME HACE UNA MENCIÓN ESPECIAL, PERO SERÍA ALIMENTAR MI EGO COSA QUE EVITO…MUCHAS BENDICIONES PARA USTED, UN PLACER LEERLE SIEMPRE Y ACOMPAÑARLE…

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  2. You are wonderful.. Addictive , jitna padho utna aur padhne ka man karta.. Man aur mein ruk hi nahin pate .. How you manage to write so well . You have command and flow over all the languages. Bow to you !

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