Nepali Sad Romantic Gajal#7

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Introduction to Gajal

Gajal is the oldest form of poetry ever used. The word ‘gajal’ in some languages is called “ghajal” and in others it is pronounced “gu-ZAHL”, although in both cases the word “g” is almost identical to “ch” in “Bach.” It is said that the word comes from the sound of a squirrel being injured when it dies. The form comes from Arabic, Nepali, Urdu, Hindi, and Hebrew. It remains popular as a style sung in parts of the world where the distinction between poetry (spoken word) and song lyrics (lyrics, with specific music) is not very different.

The official features of ghajal were well known in English in the 1920’s, however, with the translation of the free ghajal verse in the 1960s, many Western writers thought of ghajal as a way of describing a series of cut-off couples. Beginning in the 1990s, Agha Shahid Ali began to insist on the official principles of what he called “real” ghajal. You may object here — perhaps emphasizing that the poem of the free verse is not as real as the official poem, but I promise — if you had met Shahid, you would have immediately become interested, and agreed immediately. If you had met Shahid, you would have written at least three or four gajals by now.

Gajal@19

यो तिमिलाइ कस्ले भनिदियो कि

 तिमिबिना बाच्न सक्दिन?

यो दुख म सहन सक्दिन?

ठिक छ यो माने कि 

तिमिबिना म धेरै रोए

कति रात ननिदाई गए 

तर अफ्सोस मेरो माया 

अब जब तिमी फर्कन्छौ 

तब मलाई बद्लेको पाउनेछौ 

यदि तिमिले सोध्यौ भने कि मैले 

यस्तो किन गरे त सुन माया राम्रो सङ्ग 

पुरानो एउटा संस्कार आजित भै तोडिदिए मैले 

माया प्रेम सब छोडिदिए मैले ।।

Gajal

Gajal@20

मतलब यो कि भुलेको छैन म 

 यो पनि हैन कि याद आउछौ 

पहिले सबैभन्दा पहिले तिमी आउथ्यौ 

अब सबैभन्दा पछि आउछौ ।।अजिब पागल केटी छ

मलाइ हरेक message मा सोध्छ 

हजुर मलाई याद गर्नुहुन्छ ?

म हजुरलाई याद आउछु ?

मेरो यादहरुले सताउछ?

मेरो निदले जगाउछ?

मेरो सम्झनाहरुले रुवाउछ?

 

 

पुसमाघ को सुनौलो घाम मा अझै घुम्नुहुन्छ?

कुनै सुनसान बाटो देखि केही आवाज आउँछ?

जमाउने चिसो रात मा अझै छत मा जानुहुन्छ ?

बिहान को ताराहरुलाइ अझै मेरो कुरा सुनाउनुहुन्छ?

 

 

किताबहरुसङ्ग हजुरको साथ गहिरिएर आयो?

या फेरि मेरो याद्ले हजुरको आँखा भरिएर आयो?

 

Gajal@21

मतलब यो कि भुलेको छैन म 

 यो पनि हैन कि याद आउछौ 

पहिले सबैभन्दा पहिले तिमी आउथ्यौ 

अब सबैभन्दा पछि आउछौ ।।अजिब पागल केटी छ

मलाइ हरेक message मा सोध्छ 

हजुर मलाई याद गर्नुहुन्छ ?

म हजुरलाई याद आउछु ?

मेरो यादहरुले सताउछ?

मेरो निदले जगाउछ?

मेरो सम्झनाहरुले रुवाउछ?

 

 

पुसमाघ को सुनौलो घाम मा अझै घुम्नुहुन्छ?

कुनै सुनसान बाटो देखि केही आवाज आउँछ?

जमाउने चिसो रात मा अझै छत मा जानुहुन्छ ?

बिहान को ताराहरुलाइ अझै मेरो कुरा सुनाउनुहुन्छ?

 

 

किताबहरुसङ्ग हजुरको साथ गहिरिएर आयो?

या फेरि मेरो याद्ले हजुरको आँखा भरिएर आयो?

After reading these Gajals you maye also want to write some. Writing a ghazal is like looking in a broken mirror. The refrain determines the title, but each couplet is similar to one of the glass letters. You see the concept of “master” over and over again, but always from a different perspective or lens. The ghazal reverses the fusion of voice, narration, and controversy we are accustomed to in the West. It is free to talk to the subject at different angles, in different places. You can build without having to stay in line. You can get as many angles as you want. It makes testers of all of us.

If you write a gajal, let us know by commenting in the comment secion. We can even feature your content in next weekend post with your name.

NOTE

Most of the Gajal Present here are the work of the Blog Author. So using it without the author permission for monetization is illegal. If you/user is planning to use any of this, please contact the author.

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