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The poems of Udaan – II

Written By: amodini - Nov• 01•10

UdaanHere’s another poem from Udaan (here’s the first), besides this other one which I liked very much. The Hindi lyrics are courtesy Happy Garg’s blog post, and my translation follows :

Jo lehron se aage nazar dekh paati toh tum jaan lete main kya sochta hoon,
Wo aawaz tumko bhi jo bhed jaati toh tum jaan lete main kya sochta hoon.
Zid ka tumhare jo parda sarakta khidkiyon se aage bhi tum dekh paate,
Aankhon se aadaton ki jo palken hatate toh tum jaan lete main kya sochta hoon.
Meri tarah hota agar khud par zara bharosa toh kuchh door tum bhi saath-saath aate,
Rang meri aankhon ka baant-te zara sa toh kuchh door tum bhi saath-saath aate,
Nasha aasmaan ka jo choomta tumhe, hasraten tumhari naya janm paatin,
Khud doosre janam mein meri udaan chhoone kuchh door tum bhi saath-saath aate.

Translation :

If the eye could look beyond the waves, you would know what I think,
Were that voice to also pierce your soul, you would know what I think,
If the curtain of your stubborness would but slide, you could see beyond the windows,
If you could break the cycle of habit, you would know what I think,
Like me, were you but sure of yourself, you could come with me a while,
See the colors of the world through my eyes, you could come with me a while,
If you could feel the intoxication of possibilities, your desires would be reborn,
To match my flight in the world hereafter, you could come with me a while.

Below is a little video of this poem (yay! for Youtube). The third poem “Chandu ki cycle” is another beautiful expression of the love of familiar things.

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13 Comments

  1. Noey says:

    Thanks a dozen, this was absolutely helpful!

  2. vivek says:

    its osum..mann ko sukoon mila padh kr.

  3. Abhishek says:

    awesome lines..

  4. Citra Rahman says:

    I’ve just watched the movie (Udaan) and i loooove the poem and the soundtracks and the storyline ofcourse. :)

  5. happy garg says:

    hey thanks for mentioning me in your blog….

  6. ashish says:

    wht’s awesm poetry

  7. gurpreet says:

    very nice poetry i like it

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