Tuesday, May 20, 2014

आँखों देखी

हाथ लागी लागी नयी धूप 
आज लागी लागी नयी धूप 

के दिखे धुली साफ़ मन की चदरिया 
बिना दाग सारी डगरिया 
दसो दिशा आज संवरिया 
लिए नया रूप 

आज लागी लागी नयी धूप 
हाथ लागी लागी नयी धूप 

नज़र मेरी आज उडी है 
बिना कोई डोर हां 
जहा पाँव पड़ते जाए 
नहीं कोई छोर हां 

सुनी सुनी बात यही है 
नदी पार कुछ भी नहीं है 
दिखी आज वो नगरी है 
कही थी कही थी जो दूर 

आज लागी लागी नयी धूप 
आज लागी लागी नयी धूप 

नदी एक ताक रही है 
मिले कोई नाव 
सुबह एक फूट रही है 
मिले कोई गाँव 

डगर वही पहचानी है 
खबर वही जगजानी है 
आँख देखी तो मानी है 
जादू ये अनूठ 

आज लागी लागी नयी धूप 
हाथ लागी लागी नयी धूप।  

- वरुण ग्रोवर 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Delusion Angel

Daydream delusion,
limousine eyelash
Oh baby with your pretty face
Drop a tear in my wineglass,
Look at those big eyes,
See what you mean to me,
Sweet-cakes and milkshakes.

I'm a delusion angel,
I'm a fantasy parade
I want you to know what I think,
Don't want you to guess anymore

You have no idea where I came from
We have no idea where we're going,
Lodged in life.
Like branches in a river,

Flowing downstream
Caught in the current
I carry you,You'll carry me.

That's how it could be.

Don't you know me?
Don't you know me by now?

- David Jewell

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thus spake Incoherence


I long for a day
When I’ll be content
I long for a day
When happiness will be an achieved intent
I long for a day
When there’ll be no anger to vent
I long for a day
When I’ll do for what I’m meant.


You shall grow
And so shall your longings
‘Cos for all that you’re worth
You’ll just gather belongings

What I see in you
Is what I see in me
In this sea of you and me
We make this life into a mockery

Here, there’s you and here’s your today’s life
But all you have to offer are longings rife
Oh let this moment pass, sure, you’ve sorrows to cope
We’ll just hang your today’s life to your bagpipe of constant hope

I’m not going to waste my words or my time
You keep on doing what for you is prime

You'll keep on longing for that momentous day
For as long as you may
Cos whatever I say or do
Till you sing your life’s song
All that you’re gonna do
Is long and long and long…

There was a time when I sang 'A-E-I-O-U'
That time’s long gone; to it, I’ve bid adieu
And all this time, I just kept on juggling,
Sometimes I was I, sometimes I was You.

Such is the state of affairs, the wordplay and the world play
That, to begin with, there was a clear 'I' & a precise 'You'
Now I live in a time, when I don't know,
What am I and what are You?