Sadiqullah Khan


Ek Khazan Raseeda Drakht - Poem by Sadiqullah Khan

Us ki tehni se latka howa
Akhree pata
Jis ki nokon pe thee
Khazan ki rung raliain
Us ki joban ki bahar
Wo nazar ker chuka tha
Uus andohnaak khazaney mein
Jahan sansein bhi
Beghair ginney
Aur jehan khoobsoorat parinday
Gaathey howey
Apni khoobsoorti bakherey howey
Jahan badal teher choka tha
Aur phir
Thandi hawa
Serayat kerti howei
Dil o jan ko
Thatool rahee thee
Jehan saree yadien
Ahest aahesta
Athey thum gaien thein
Hawa ki khonaki
Ek lamhey ke leiy
Bekhodie ka alam
Door andherey se
Uththee howee
Rang o khoshboo ki awaz
Timtimata howa sitara
Gherey asman ki aghosh mein
Aaj mojhey koi bhi
Koi bhi
Yad na aya
Aaj merey dil ka dard
Tham choka
Ek lamhey ke liye
12/12/2009

P.S: The above Poem is in Urdu.
Below is its English translation


An Autumn Tree

Hanging to the branch
The last leaf
On the edges of that
Autumn played its colors
The spring of her exuberance
She had bestowed
In that dreaded treasure
Where breathes are counted
Where the beautiful birds
Singing
Showing their beauty
Where the clouds were still
And then
Cold breeze
For the heart and body
Giggling
Where all the memories
Slowly and slowly
Stopped coming
The mist in the air
For a while
State of unself
Far away from the dark
Exuding the voices of
Colors and aromas
A twinkling star
In the lap of deep sky
Today I did not
I did not
Remembered any one
The ache in my heart
Just ended
For a while
12/12/2009

Topic(s) of this poem: love and art


Comments about Ek Khazan Raseeda Drakht by Sadiqullah Khan

  • Maia Padua (12/12/2009 6:37:00 AM)


    A very beautiful write....touching....melancholic...
    I have a great time reading this twice and will read this again...
    thanks for translating this, you have given me the opportunity to understand it and know some urdu words, and read an URDU poetry at the same time...
    thanks and hope to read more translations
    I remember The Last leaf....an inspiration to go on living.....seeing the last leaf that still clings to the bough...not knowing it was just an artificial leaf...
    I love this poem of yours.....very inspiring...my fave
    10+++++


    Lovelots,

    Maia
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  • (12/12/2009 3:19:00 AM)


    Very beautiful poem here, about cycles of life, a nice ending! 10 (Report) Reply

  • (12/12/2009 2:58:00 AM)


    nice work Sadiq...it reminded me O Henry's famous short story- The Last Leaf...
    liked the soft sober melancholy inside this write...sweetly poetic...10
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 12, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 5, 2015


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