Saturday, February 28, 2009

A God in the Sky

With tears on his cheeks
And loss in his past
With vows in his eyes
And hope in his heart
- A boy in the mud
Singing la la la

And a God in the sky
Laughing ha ha ha

With tears on his cheeks
And loss in his past
And tears in his eyes
And loss in his heart
- The man in the world
Learning Na Na Na

And a God in the sky
Laughing Ha Ha Ha

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Aajkal - आजकल

तू हर रोज़ जो खुदा को अर्ज़ीयाँ लिखता है

तू हर रोज़ जो ईबादत में मुखलिस हो झुकता है

तुझको मालूम है ना आजकल समय चीज़ है बड़ी

तेरे जैसों की खुदा के दरबार में भीड़ है बड़ी

झल्ला के फ़रिश्तों ने नया कानून घढ़ा है

उसके खेल के मैदानों में नया ऐलान करा है

अब अर्जीओं का, गुजारिशों का चर्चा नहीं होता

अब आँसूओं से लिखने वाले का लिखा नहीं मिटता

खुदा मसरूफ़ है

अब रोज़ रोज़ रोने वालों से वास्ता नहीं होता

उसके खेल के मैदानों में कोइ मोज्ज़ा नहीं होता

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Memory of Light

Missing Robert Jordan (yet again)

Forever are the stories

The ones who end
And whole are the songs
The ones that don't

But some stories are left
By the author unfinished
And some painters let leave
A slash of color bright

Some they intend
Some they forget
Some are simply fun
Some they just won't

How I wish it was
Intended, forgotten
Or left by design
O how I wish
I wish
I wish for A Memory of Light.

Update: Memory of Light is being released in three parts now. The first part got released recently. It is called The Gathering Storm and is written by Brandon Sanderson with the help of Robert Jordan's notes and dictations. Apparently, Jordan was dictating notes for Memory of Light in the last week of his death. More than his love for his story, I think it shows his respect for his fans' desire. I read the book slowly, afraid it would finish too soon and yet it did. I almost feel reverence for Jordan, despite having reserved so much of it for Tolkien.

Dear Robert Jordan, your fans will always love your stories and by extension, you.
Sanderson is doing a good job with your legacy. Rest in Peace. ]