I clicked this pic two days ago. Later when I was revisiting it, multiple thought came to me. Such as value of Unproductive Tree, Helpless Old Age etc.
You let me know what came to your mind when you see it for the first time.
Hope you all are fine.. This post is just a reminder to those who love to read Hindi Poetry of one of our co-blogger Madhusudan Ji. He is now shifted to another Domain. So you all can read his amazing poems to the new website given below.
Wish him, Follow him and relish his wonderful poems in Hindi of different genre. Thank You.
“If you are not grateful, then you are a great fool”. Even if I would not have heard about this quote 😉 still I would have paid my sincerest of gratitude towards all of my friends on this platform not just because today Word Press had sent me the notification that I had garnered 1000+ followers here but because writing on this platform has become a part of me and you are the constant source of inspiration and motivation, if not the reason, for this.
For someone who keeps himself a bit close, initially sharing his views, ideas and feelings publically was a challenge. But today with the hindsight and with conviction I can say that this was one of the better choices I made. Writing here caused an increase in frequency of penning new poems and articles and when I did not get desired response it made me feel that the composition was not up to the mark. The responses and feedbacks helped me to improve my compositions. Reading your blogs made me go through the newer ideas and perspective which broadened my horizon of thought process. Your appreciation made me happy and proud. Arguments on issues sometime made me firm on my views and sometime it completely decimated my preconceived notions. On one hand reading your Love Stories made me feel how beautiful the world is and on other hand the Heart Breaks that some of you wrote, forced me think that we are just humans. Despite of all dualities, one thing I got to know is that everyone has their own stories and we should appreciate it. I also got to know the importance of Article 19 of the Indian Constitution (Freedom of Speech and Expression etc.) and why we should always fight for it.
Finally, to encapsulate all what I have learnt here in some words is tough ask, yet I think gratitude can be at least expressed by two words and i.e. “THANK YOU”.
I would like to like to conclude by quoting MAJROOH SULTANPURI
maiñ akelā hī chalā thā jānib-e-manzil magar
log saath aate ga.e aur kārvāñ bantā gayā
अपनी यादों से तेरी यादों को
विस्मृत होने नहीं देता
लौ बुझ सी जाती है
मैं दीये में तेल फिर से उड़ेलता हूँ
मैं तुम्हे खत लिखता हूँ
हर वर्ष अनवरत
अलग बात है कि
चिट्ठियों को अब मैं उनका
पता नहीं देता
हाँ, ये भी सच है कि
अब मुझे तुम्हारे
पते का पता भी तो नहीं
और सच कहूँ तो
अब जरुरत भी नहीं
कि मेरा हर संदेश तुम तक पहले भी
बिना पते के पहुँचता था
बिना पते के पहुँचेगा
यादें न हुई कि
हो गए पदवेश में फँसे कंकड़
मैं जितने कदम बढ़ाता हूँ
हर कदम पर चुभन का
एहसास दिलाती है
पर मैं न पदवेश बदलता हूँ
न कंकड़ निकालता हूँ
बस चलता जाता हूँ
चलता जाता हूँ
Our past is nothing but stagnant water. As you grow old, the amount of water gets added to it. More water, then more and more. Still water has a tendency to decay gradually. After some time it smells bad, it stinks. But in the perspective of our past, this analogy may not hold 100% correct as we cherish some of them, if not all. I have seen people and also read some of them when they open up on Word Press that their constant source of misery is their past. Past is a vicious trap (ironically, created by themselves) which they find difficult to come out. Initially they cling on it, later clinging on past becomes their habit and we all know to change habit is mountainous task. As I mentioned earlier, stagnant water stinks after few days. But there is a specialty of still water. We can see our reflection very clear in stationary water, which we will not find in water with motion. Reflection of past is good for progress, clinging on it may not so.