Dusty and grey

Ritu Lahiri

Bangalore, India

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mere mehboob kahiin aur mila kar mujhse
bazm-e-shaahii mein gareebon kaa guzar kyaa maane…

ye chamandaar, ye jamuna kaa kinaaraa
ye munakkash dar-e-deewar
ye mehraab, ye takht
ek shehenshah ne daulat ka sahaaraa lekar
hum gareebon kii muhabbat kaa udaayaa hai mazaak…

roughly translated to …

lets meet somewhere else my love,
it’s not acceptable for the poor to be in royal assembly.

this garden, these riverbanks, the palace, these decorated walls !
all this is nothing but contempt shown by a king towards our love !
lets meet somewhere else, my love

A little like the ill-fated relationship between Dorian Gray and his picture, seems like the Taj is being slowly worn away to redundance by Ludhianwi’s poem…

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