Ravinder Malhotra

Ravinder Malhotra Poems

Saare jahan se aacha
Hindustan humara
Na bijli hai na paani
Ye gulistan humara

Lord put money in my bank
And I shall call and earnestly thank
Ma who pestered Pa to bend
To her whims and bitterly end

He always said he'd love me
Forever it was I
Someone very special
I never questioned why

A crimson bloom amongst the buds
It’s magic hue caught my eye
A pretty rose yet untouched
Under the open sky

I am furious, numb and sore my dear
For this 'nite' I can only shed a tear
Saw two fools trying to test
Who’s the bigger and the best

Tamaam umr maayusiyon ka kaafila raha
Jeene ka hans ke phir bhi hausla raha

Kabhi kisi ki jeet pe kabhi kisi ki haar pe

Out in the cold on X’Mas eve
Under a winter sky,
To save her daughter born today
She must somehow try

If I would write a poem
Be it on a rose,
It would rhyme gently
And would not read as prose

H ere are my wishes for you my friends
A s 2009 finally ends
P ray you be happy and ever gain
P lenty of Love to ever remain

'The essence of poetry' said Robert Frost
'Is that in translation which gets lost'
But yowlers to this pay no heed
Raw words to them is poetry indeed

Ravinder Malhotra Biography

Have been expressing in English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi for the last 40 years. Studied mathematics to be an astrophysicist but fate had other plans. Live and work in New Delhi. Founded 'Poets of Delhi' - a platform for young and old poets, in 2008. Invited to read at various venues - India Habitat Centre, India International Centre, Residence of the Ambassador of Serbia, Portugese, French & Russian Cultural Centres, Kamla Nehru College, Sirifort Auditorium, American Centre etc among others. Presently working on translating 'Gitanjali' into classical English verse. Other interests: Amateur pianist, painter, documentary film maker, art collector, environmentalist)

The Best Poem Of Ravinder Malhotra

Sir. Md. Iqbal Revisited...Saare Jahan Se Aacha..

Saare jahan se aacha
Hindustan humara
Na bijli hai na paani
Ye gulistan humara

Godi main khelti thein
Jiski huzaron nadian
Ab behte hain gande naale
Ye baghbaan humara

Parvat to sabse uncha
Humsaya aasman ka
Dharti pe dher kachre ke
Ye aashiyaan humara

Har mazhab ab sikhata
Aapas main bair rakhna
Eemaan sab ka paisa
Ye Hindustan humara

............(c) 2007 Ravinder Malhotra

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