Memories of childhood

Hindi

ye doulath

ye daulat bhi le lo, ye shoHrat bhi le lo
bhale cheen lo muJhse meri jawaani
magar muJhko lauta do bachchpan ka saawan
wo kaagaz ki kasthi wo baarish ka paani

mohalle ki sabse nishaani purani
wo buDhiya jise bachche kehte the naani
wo naani kee baatoN mein pariYoN ka DeRa
wo chehre ke JhuriYoN meiN sadiYoN ka phera
bhulaaYe nahiN bhool saqta hai koi
wo choti see raateN wo lambi kahaaNi

kaDi dhooP meiN apne ghar se nikalna
wo chiDiya wo bulbul wo thithli pakaDna
wo guDiya ki shaadi pe laDna jHagaDna
wo JhooloN se girna, wo giR ke sambhalNa
wo pithal ke challoN ke pyaare se tho'fe
wo TuTi hui chudiYoN ki nishaani

kabhi re't ke ooNche Tilon pe jaana
gharOnde banana, banaake miTaana
wo maasoom chaahat ki tasveer apni
wo khwaboN khiloNo ki taabir jaageer apni
na duniYa ka gham tha na rishtoN ke bandhan
baDi khoobsoorat thi wo zindgaani

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Inglés

Memories of childhood

Take away this wealth, take away this fame,
Take away my youth as well,
But return me my childhood days,
those paper boats, those rainy days.

The oldest remnant of the village,
The old woman whom kids address 'grandma' (naani in hind)
Those tales of 'naani' and her stories of angels
The wrinkles on her face which tell stories of centuries,
Cannot forget even if tried hard,
Those short nights and long tales.

Getting out on scorching Sun,
Catching those birds, bulbuls and butterflies,
The quarrels and fights over marriage of dolls,
Falling from swings and managing those falls,
Those memorable gifts of copper (brass) coins,
And the marks of broken glass bangles (on hands)

Climbing those huge mounds of sand,
Building houses and bringing them down,
The innocent longing reflected in the eyes,
The dreams, the toys and tidbits of self,
No worldly worries, no concerns of relations,
Those were days beautiful, memorable, adorable.

Publicado por sbalas el Dom, 11/03/2012 - 14:10
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I am not a poet of English. This is my maiden attempt to translate a popular ghazal (song) sung by late Jagjit Singh.

Corrections, improvements, suggestions are wholly welcome.

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