एक बंद खिड़की जिसके इस पार खड़ी हूँ मैं

एक बंद खिड़की

जिसके इस पार खड़ी हूँ मैं

खटखटाती हूँ पुरानी लकड़ी के पाले

बाहर की तेज़ बारिश के शोर में

गुम हो जाती है ये आवाजें

कुछ खटखटाहट

थोड़ी सिसकियाँ

बंद किवाड़ों के पीछे

सीलन भरी दीवारों से लगे

बैठी है कोई पुरानी कहानी

एक वक़्त के किस्से पुराने पर्दों

से टंगे पड़े हैं किसी कोने में

जानती हूँ बह रही है आवाज़

पहुँचने से पहले तोड़ देती है दम

पूछ रही हूँ फिर भी

कोई है? क्या कोई है अन्दर ?


13 Comment

  1. Hey Pooja, after a long time. I am a big fan of your hindi poems. I really admire how you say show the deepest feelings of your character in such few words. Remarkable.

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      Thanks Geethica for always appreciating my poetry

  2. This indeed touched my heart to the core darling.

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      Thank You so much Roma

  3. I love the way you weaved this poem around the ‘awaz’. Beautifully penned. 🙂

  4. Beautifully Written! 🙂

  5. Gehen sawaal hai. Gulzar saab ne kaha hai na – Jism-o-jaan bhi tatol kar dekhein, shayad koi toota foota khuda nikale. The search is within. Loved the metaphor in your poem.

  6. So loneliness can be so beautiful 🙂 .. Love the connection .. And all the best for your Alexa number ..

  7. Read a Hindi poem after long..felt so good.

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      Thank You so much Manisha

  8. I have no idea what you referred to with “band khidki” but as soon as I read it, I imagined looking at someone who is facing me but his/her eyes are closed (eyes are the “windows” to the soul). Everything that came later, the wind, the rain, the humid walls (seelan bhari deeware), they just added to the imagery in such a profound way that I might end up writing a poetry on the feeling!
    May be, you imagined the same things, may be you didn’t. Either way, the job was well done – emotions were communicated and the gaps were filled by the reader’s imagination, like any ideal poetry must do. So, bravo!!
    I read your poetry on Facebook often but never had time to follow up through a blog; today I did and I’m so glad I did 🙂

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      Thank You so much Mansi for going through the same feeling which led me to write this piece.

  9. कविता के माध्यम से अन्तःमन में झाकने का बेहतरीन प्रयास

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