Poetry & me: #BlogchatterA2Z

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Blogchatter has been the Krishna himself in all its might to steer my blog and my poetry towards victory or at least towards a more meaningful path. I was only an amateur poet scribbling random stuff on my barely known blog but then I joined blogchatter. Although, I haven’t been a regular contributor but their campaigns really turned it around for me.

 

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I churned out a poetry book out of my blog posts for the second edition of Ebook carnival. With some beautiful reviews on my plate I went a step further with publishing it through an online publishing company and the response has been phenomenal. The reviews have touched my heart and motivated me to keep writing.

Now, blogchatter is here with the A2Z challenge. My theme may not be a surprise but the content will bedazzle you for sure.

My theme for the challenge “Poetry & me”.

I’ll be showcasing the best of my poems from my archives, my book “मन-मन्थन” and some new ones too; A poem or two for each alphabet. Each day would be a different emotion, a moment, a cause or something very close to my heart. I’ll be running this challenge on my instagram and twitter handles too.

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I invite you all to be a part of this poetic journey all through the month of April and hope to make this bond stronger with my words. My book “मन-मन्थन” is available on all major online shopping portals, so just grab your copy and don’t forget to post your review.

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फ़ासले: #RightToBeWrong

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Why is it so important to be always right?

मेरे  सही  होने  से,

तेरा  सही  होना  ही  सही,

ये  धरती  अम्बर   सब  तेरे,

मेरा  मन   का  कोना  ही  सही,

सही  ग़लत  के  झगड़े  में,

जाने  कितनी  इमारतें  ढही,

ऐसे  सही  होने  से  ,

तो  ग़लत  होना  ही  सही,

सही  होने  की  चाह  में,

कह  जाते  हैं  बातें  अनकही,

उठतीं  हैं  ऐसी  लहरें,

के  शर्म  लिहाज  सब  बही,

क्यूँ  सही  होना  ही  ज़रूरी  है,

क्यूँ  हिंसा  ही  जीत  रही,

ग़लत  होकर  भी  मैने  देख  लिया,

मानो  तो  कोई  फ़र्क  नहीं ,

मिटा  दे  सही  ग़लत  के  जो  फ़ासले,

मिल  जाए  ख़ुदा  से  खुद  वही,

क्या  रखा  है  इन  झगड़ों  में,

खुशहाली  ही  में  धीमहि ,

खुशहाली  ही  में धीमहि….||

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भोर: #NeverTooLate

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         When I first saw the prompt, I was instantly reminded of the great achievers  who started off late or tasted success or met with their destiny very late in their lives like Colonel Sanders of KFC, Boman Irani from Bollywood, Jack Ma of Alibaba Group etc. But I also thought about myself…realizing my dream to write and become a published author after going through 10 long years of training to be a pediatrician. It is really never too late to dream and work towards making them a reality.

Here’s a poem for everyone out there who is waiting to start afresh, take a new step or revisit an old one. A poem for each one of us:

भोर

दुनियादारी  ने  सपने,  कितने  यूँही  डुबो  दिये ,
कुछ  जला  दिये,  कुछ  धो  दिये ,
पर  इन  सपनों  में,  बाकी  अभी  थोड़ी  जान  है ,
भूले  नहीं  गिर  कर  उठना ,
इन  पंखों  में  बची  उड़ान  है ,
ये  ख्वाब  हैं  वो;जो ग़म  में  भी  मुस्कुराते  हैं ,
हैं  वो  नहीं;  जो मामूली ठेस पर ही रो दिये ,

क्यूँ  जकड़ें  इन  ख़्वाबों  को ,
घड़ी  के  इन  दो  काँटों  में,
के  पिंजरे  से  दूर  उड़  जाने  में,
भूले  भी देर  नहीं  होती,

के  सोते  ख़्वाब  जगाने  में ,
कभी  देर  नहीं  होती ,
बचपन  में  लौट  जाने  में,
कभी  देर  नहीं  होती,

उन  लम्हों  को  छू  कर  आने में,
कभी  देर  नहीं  होती,
फिर  बन्धन  में  बँध  जाने  में,
कभी  देर  नहीं  होती,

रोती  आँखों  को  हँसाने में,
कभी  देर  नहीं  होती,
रुक  कर  इक  पल  मुस्कुराने  में,
कभी  देर  नहीं  होती,

के  जिनके  हों  मज़बूत  इरादे ,
पक्के  हों  मंजे  और  धागे,
छूती  है  पतंग हर आसमाँ  उनकी,
के  गहरी  उनकी  रातों  में  भी,
कभी  अँधेर  नहीं  होती,

हर  ख्वाब  को  फिर  जी  जाने  में,
कभी  देर  नहीं  होती,
खुद  से  किए  वादे  निभाने  में,
कभी  देर  नहीं  होती,

गीली  आँखों  को  सुखाने  में,
कभी  देर  नहीं  होती,
कुछ  बिसरी  बातों  को  जताने  में ,
कभी  देर  नहीं  होती,

गिर  कर  फिर  उठ  जाने  में,
कभी  देर  नहीं  होती,
बिखरकर  फिर  बन  जाने  में,
कभी  देर  नहीं  होती,

रुकना  न  तुम  राह-ए-दिल  में  कभी,
चाहे  ढेर  मिलें  मोती ,
के  सच्ची  राह  दिख  जाने  में,
यारों  देर  नहीं  होती,

कभी  भी  देर  नहीं  होती…||

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This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda for the prompt: It Is Never Too Late Too…

My anthology is now available for prebook in hard copy on BooksCamel and as ebook on google play. Follow this link to pre-order  now :  https://www.bookscamel.com/preorders/manmanthan

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My B1000ming Blog: #Bel19ve

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आभार


लफ़्ज़ों की इस दुनिया में, 
क़दरदान को तरस्ता हूँ,
बुझती नहीं प्यास,
पर दिन रात मैं बरसता हूँ |

ख्वाबों की धूप छाँव में,
इतनी सी बस मेरी ख्वाहिश है,
रुकने न पायें डगमगाते ये क़दम,
चाहे जितनी समय में आज़माइश है |

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हर तीर तले यूँही ढाल हो मेरी,
चलता ही रहूं जीतने भी घाव मिले,
तन्हा न रहूं इन राहों में,
गर तेरे आँचल की छाँव मिले |

जाने है कहाँ मेरी मंज़िल,
इस मोड़ परे है कौन खड़ा,
लिखते जाना है कर्म मेरा,
बाकी तो समय ही बलवान बड़ा ||

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This post is a tribute to all the followers whose love and affection motivates me to keep going. The critics, motivators, fans, you name and I have them all. The #blogosphere has been very kind to me and the love is mutual. I hope this bond grows stronger and sweeter as time flows.

I tagged this post with #Bil19ve as a tribute to Roger Federer for winning his 8th Wimbledon and 19th grand slam. Great performance and sweet timing. My mark doesn’t stand anywhere near his achievements but he has always been an inspiration. A force to reckon, a true idol. I #Bil19ve too…

Thank you all. See you soon:-)

My First Anthology: #published

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Yay!!

The second edition of Ebook carnival by Blogchatter is here and my first Hindi poetry anthology has been published  on their website. It is a one of its kind initiative by blogchatter team to put together an assortment of all kinds of  Ebooks by bloggers and writers alike. These 33 books will be available for free download on their website for two months. You may download them for free for a soulful reading over the vacations.

Here’s what this book is all about: 

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“This book is a collection of Hindi couplets, poems, haiku, etc and each composition is a reflection of a virtuous moment from the author’s life. This is not merely an anthology but a journey through the rainbow of the author’s mind. If you love Hindi poetry, this one is for you.”

Follow the link for a peek and I am sure you will love it 🙂   Download here:  मन मन्थन 

I will be posting reviews of three selected books on my blog over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for some fun:-)

Looking forward to your comments, feedback, and reviews. Kindly share with your friends on all social media platforms, I’ll be waiting for you all there.