An Echo From The Bygone Past - Poem by Om Chawla
An age has gone by
Since we first met;
Sound of your heart beats
Still rings in my head.
At this chilly age
In these chillier years;
Memories of the past
Are the cherished treasures.
Defiant was the youth;
Fanciful were the years.
Audacious youth had no fears.
Conventions it could tear asunder;
Yet you did not dare.
Choosing to defy your heart's desire
Sought solace in arms stranger.
Now when I see you in waning years;
Smugly content, no trace of despair.
Yet seeing you after many a years,
Violently throbbed my banished heart:
Sound of your heart beats I did hear,
Or was it an echo of the bygone past.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
This poem is inspired by a couplet from Urdu poet Jigar Moradabadi which reads: 'Mudat hui ik hadsa-e-ishq ko lekin,
Abb tak hai tere dil ke dhadkne ki sada yaad'
Which means; 'An age has gone by since the accident of love[fell in love]; Still the sound of your heart beats reverberates.'
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