May 26, 2009

Related to the previous post

Reading about how the Sindh and Punjab government initially acted, only one poem came to mind:

Musheer by Habib Jalib

me ne us se ye kahaye jo das crore hain,
jehl ka nichor hain
inki fikr so gayi
har umeed ki kiran,
zulmaton me kho gai
ye khabar darust hai,
inki mot ho gai
be shaoor log hain
zindagi ka rog hai
aur tere paas haiinke dard ki dawa
(This I said unto him
These, who form a hundred million
Are an epitome of oblivion
Their thought is no more
Every ray of hope
Has been devoured by murk
True is the news
They have lost the life
Conscious less are they!
A curse to life!
And thou hath
What cures their ills)

Taken from Chowk.com

http://www.chowk.com/ilogs/71218/48277

2 comments:

Mubi said...

habib jalib is getting all famous again...this song/ poem been on air quite a lot now :)

TehBoogieMonsterMan ^_____^ said...

yeah thanks to lal band :]
I've always wanted to read Urdu poetry magar most of them seemed rather pointless. So I'm soon going to get into Allama Iqbal, Habib Jalib and the like.