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Light Travels By Keith Waldrop In Hindi/Urdu Translation

Light Travels
Keith Waldrop






1


common time I follow you un-
kept secret on
a basic undersound

aksar maen khufia baat ko
khufia baat banaey rakhta hoon





2


common time I follow you un-
kept secret on
a basic undersound


this is the first part of the rhyme
allow for sequences of overheard

ye meri dhun ka pehla hissa hai
suni baatoN ko an aanay do





3


this is the first part of the rhyme
allow for sequences of overheard


close the curtains but
playful elaborations of other-
wise arrogant variations keeping
the window open


kidki pe parday laga lo
magar rakho khula is ko
magroor vidhataaon ko aanay k liyay





4


close the curtains but
playful elaborations of otherwise
arrogant variation keeping
the window open


as it's wrong to shut
one's eyes to dream
it's raining while it is in fact raining

kyonk k ye galat baat hai
k tum swapnay na dekho
baarash honay k jab baarash hoti hai

(to be continued)




5


as it's wrong to shut
one's eyes to dream it's
raining while it is in fact raining


ears busied with hearing more than
one voice the stream our tears unmirror







6


ears busied with hearing more than
one voice the stream our tears unmirror


or mere error as if
naturally hard of
divided
noise rings in our fears







7


or mere error as if
naturally hard of
divided
noise rings in our fears


expands danger within our
long thin hands contract
across quiet gravel







8


expands danger within our
long thin hands contract
across quiet gravel


narrow fruit tin cans
loss of the white of other eyes







9


narrow fruit tin cans
loss of the white of other eyes


song out of mind







10


song out of mind


or am I
tethered
so blind a coloring of thought







11


or am I
tethered so
blind a coloring of thought


intrinsically fuzzy the sound as
pavement







12


intrinsically fuzzy the sound as
pavement


whereas tenses
are
a later
development







13


whereas tenses
are
a later
development


limits of a body open
sea the great sea
journey







14


limits of a body open
sea the great sea
journey


how different the grammars of
to think or swim







15


how different the grammars of
to think or swim


reminiscence and extinction
Friday, April 2, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: light,travel
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