Yaadein

I wrote a long email to a couple of friends about Hyderabad. Not sure what got me started. I came across this cute/ touchy poem, and couldn't resist sharing it:

Yaad aayi mujhe ghar ki
Apne Hyderabad ki yaad aayi
Mere ghar, mere apne, mere logon ki yaad aayi
Is mahine mein, wahan ke dinon ki yaad aayi


Wajood hai mera mere ghar se bandha hua abhi tak
Us gali, woh sadak, us mod ki yaad aayi
Ghar ke paas chaiwale ki dukaan yaad aayi

Mere ghar, mere apne, mere logon ki yaad aayi
Apne Hyderabad ki yaad aayi


Koi apna nahin mila is paraae watan mein mujhe
Meri Naani ke lad-dulaar ki yaad aayi
Maa ke haath ki bani Biryani ki yaad aayi
Roti mili to yahaan pe, khaya bhi maine usko, dil ko raas tab bhi ghar ki roti yaad aayi

Mere ghar, mere apne, mere logon ki yaad aayi
Apne Hyderabad ki yaad aayi


Yahaan ke phoolon mein wahin ki mehak yaaad aayi
Koel ke chehekne mein wahin ki awaaz yaad aayi
Bachchon ko yahan dekha to wapas apne School ki yaad aayi
Badhon ko dekhta to maa baap ki yaad aayi

Mere ghar, mere apne, mere logon ki yaad aayi
Apne Hyderabad ki yaad aayi


Rehta hoon yahaan par, basera hain yahin par
Dil hai mera abhi bhi mere ghar mein, gaya na tha woh kabhi usko chhodkar
Watan hai mera kahin aur lekin, mann lagta nahin kahin aur mera
Jahaan apna dil paao, wahin ko Afroz apna ghar paao

Mere ghar, mere apne, mere logon ki yaad aayi
Apne Hyderabad ki yaad aayi


Khoon khaul utha mera, Bomb ki qabar sunkar
Beeson jo bekasoor mare unki yaad aayi
Jiska javaan beta shaheed hua, us boodhi maa ki yaad aayi
Mecca Masjid, Lumbini Park ki yaad aayi

Mere ghar, mere apne, mere logon ki yaad aayi
Apne Hyderabad ki yaad aayi

Kahoon aur isse badkar kya main
Do guz zameen na mili kuh-e-yaar mein !!

5 comments:

Radiant Light said...

wow MashaAllah.

kya shayaari!

I wana go hyderabad ... none will take me tho :(

faraz ahmed said...

That's a beautiful mosque in the picture!

Hafsa said...

Radiant Light Insha Allah you'll get to go some day... oh in the Mecca masjid (another masjid in Hyderabad), there's a black bench. It's said that if one sits on there, they'll come back seven times. So we made sure everyone who visited Hyderabad sat on it, with hopes they'll come back again.. :)

faraz it's charminar. here's a view in ramadan

Humairah Irfan said...

Haffi, you mean comes back to the Masjid?? lol (as opposed to resurrection!)

Hafsa said...

hrah, um, yeah, back to the masjid - or hyderabad in general..