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बस यूँही…..

Astrophotography is a fascinating and demanding hobby that teaches the value of patience. It is interesting to explore the heavens and the deeper skies and identify the stars. I can imagine the perspicacity of the ancient sages who saw forms in arrangements of stars and named them after animals and mythological characters.
I was reminded of this poem I had read the other day when I got this photograph from a friend in Canada, from our foster Choco’s family.
A Starlit Night
If I were a Starlit Night
I would paint the sky
In darkest light
Splashing heaven in veiled disguise
To shadow dusk from mornings rise
Like jeweled beads upon a sea
Of rushing waves in tapestry
That splatter garland in colors bold
Of quickened silver and whitened gold
Moonbeams strung would drape each star
To blend what’s near and blend what’s far
Each velvet drop of star and light
In dotted waves of day and night
Would catch each tear upon your face
That broke and split without a trace
Against the moons transparent veil
Where footprints mark its celestial trail
In silent sorrows ephemeral grace
The rise and fall of human race
To those that profit in affliction
To reap no truth or wise conviction
But empty praise and muddled diction
Not handed wave or handed open
To gaze upon the cruelty spoken
Of shattered sadness
And scattered madness
Of fleeting hours
And sleeping sorrows
The gilded beauty’s soul is keeping
Murmur of her thoughts are weeping:
‘If I were a Starlit Night
I would paint the sky
In darkest light’
Louise Bizzari
अफ़्लाक: skies, heavens, गर्दिश: भ्रमण, चक्कर…


By abchandorkar

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Pune, India

20 replies on “बस यूँही…..”

बड़ा अजीब सा बवंडर है इस दिल की ख्वाहिशों का,
कुछ घूम रही गर्दिश – ए – अफ़्लाक पे,
कुछ दफ़न हो चुकी उसकी दहलीज पे,
दीवाने हम ही रहे,
एक दफनाई तो फिर खोल बैठे पिटारा ख्वाहिशों का…..

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