This blog post is not about software testing. It is about a Hindi poem that I wrote today mostly around introspection. You have been warned!


याद बहुत ही कम बातें रहती हैं मुझको…

कुछ धुंधली सी तस्वीरें हैं

जिन तस्वीरों को जीवन का नाम दिया है

साल बिताये हैं दसियों मैंने तो क्यूं फिर,

उन सालों से कु्छ लम्हे ही याद रहे हैं?

इन सालों में लोग मिले हैं कई हजारों

उन लोगों में कौन से मन में आज बसे हैं?

जिन बातों में वजन नहीं, वो भूल गईं हैं

जिन लोगों में बात नहीं, वो याद नहीं हैं

जिस जिस पल कुछ ठेस लगी, मन भर आया जब

जिस जिस पल कुछ कोशिश की, बस जी लेने की

जिस जिस पल लोगों ने मुझको समझाया और

जिस जिस पल इनकार किया मैंने लोगों को

बस ऐसे पल मन में जैसे बैठ गये हैं

बाकी जो थे, वो पल बस अब बीत चुके हैं

जिन बातों में उलझ गया हूं कुछ सालों से

उन बातों में किन बातों को याद करूंगा?

जिन लोगों से मेल जोल है कुछ अर्से से

उन लोगों में कौन रहेगा साथ में मेरे?

काश अभी से कुछ भी मुझको पता चले तो

मेरे कल का कुछ भी अन्दाजा हो मन को

अब से कल की यादों का सामान बना लूं

बस ऐसी बातें, लोगों का साथ बना लूं

याद बहुत ही कम बातें रहती हैं मुझको…
[/one-half] [one-half-last] English Translation ( although poetry can never be translated )

I remember very less number of things ( from my life )…

What I see is some hazy pictures

And I call the collection of these hazy pictures my life ?!

I have spent tens of years of my ‘life’

Then why do I remember only some moments?

I have met thousands of people,

How many out of them have found a place in my heart?

The things without weight, I have forgotten

The people who didn’t have ‘that thing’ about them, I have forgotten

The moments when I was deeply hurt

The moments when I just tried to live those moments

The moments when people tried to convince me

The moments when I said no to the people convincing me

Moments like those have found a permanent place in my memory

Rest of them had to be spent, and they were just spent

The things with which I am caught up in last few years,

How many of them would I remember later?

The people with whom I am interacting off late,

Who would be the ones that would be with me later?

I wish I could know even a little bit

I wish I knew  those moments and people

If so, I would build those memories today

I would focus more on those moments and people

I remember very less number of things ( from my life )…

2 Responses to “यादें (Memories) – A Hindi Poem”

  1. Vipin

    really nice thought and way of presenting that thought sir ji.
    I have wrote something like this but in a different way, so
    check this out if you get time.

  2. Rahul Verma

    Thanks Vipin.

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