subah ka chand/ morning moon

subah subah jab ankh khuli, toh dekha
char panchi aye the mujhe jagane
aur barish ne har or
jheena parda taan rakha tha
ghadi dekhi, toh cheh baj chuke thhe kab ke
mann kiya, un panchiyon ko bolun
ke jakar uski khidki ke bahar
shor machayein, zara neend se jagayein usse
phir dhyan aaya, ki raat bhar padha hoga woh
akash ki kali slate par
raat bhar likhi hongi aayatein usnein
abhi abhi toh gaya hi hoga
apni kitabein copiyaan samet kar
abhi toh sone hi doon
chup-chaap main apne chaand ko

waking up in the morning, i saw
that four, winged friends have come to wake me up
and rain has draped
a faint curtain all around
saw the watch, it was well past six
i almost asked those birds
to go, make a noise outside her window
and wake her up
then i realised, that she must have studied all night
on that empty, black slate board of sky
she must have written hymns, all night
it wouldn’t have been long, collecting her books and notebooks
that she would have gone home
its better if i let
my moon, sleep a little bit more

it was a beautiful sunday morning i woke up to 🙂 and as always, the translation, is just not enough to depict what my heart sings in Hindi….
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