Wednesday, March 7, 2018

नारी


Click here to listen to my recital of the poem.


मांग
बिंदी
नथ
अधर

कंठ
स्तन
नाभि
गर्भ

नारी:
सम्पूर्ण एवं सम्पन्न
न ज़्यादा, न कम

अर्धनारीश्वर - एक
नर + नारी  -  एक
यानि
१/२ और १/२ बना एक

एक के हर अंश में एक
चौथाई  हो या अनेक

इन्ही अंशों का मेला है यह सृष्टि 
और 
इस सृष्टि की अर्ध-भागीदारी:
नारी

न ज़्यादा, न कम 
सम्पूर्ण एवं सक्षम
न सिर्फ आज
न सिर्फ कल
परन्तु
आदि  से 
अनंत तक

एक धरा 
एक अम्बर
एक ब्रह्माण्ड 
एक लौ
सूरज की
जिसमें रौशन मैं
उसी में रौशन तुम

न ज़्यादा, न कम 
सम्पूर्ण एवं सक्षम
न सिर्फ आज
न सिर्फ एक दिन
परन्तु
आदि  से 
अनंत तक

चोला है
बस--
नर का
नारी का
दिल
धड़कन
सांसे
सपने
सब एक जैसे हैं

न ज़्यादा, न कम 
सम्पूर्ण एवं सक्षम
न सिर्फ आज
न सिर्फ एक दिन
परन्तु
आदि  से 
अनंत तक

हर पल, हर दिवस, हर युग
एक ही चाह लिए उगता है
एक ही राह तकता है
बिंदु मात्र संतुलन की 

न ज़्यादा, न कम
न केवल आज
न सिर्फ कल
परन्तु
आदि से 
अन्नंत तक

नर 
नारी
धरा 
अम्बर

नमो: नमो:

नमो: नमो:


10 comments:

  1. Cudos, Arti! Said it all...said it so well! It's all about balancing and not overpowering the other!

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  2. एक नारी की कहानी.... एक नारी की ज़ुबानी ।

    अधिक से कुछ कम.
    और कम से कुछ अधिक...
    ना ज़्यादा ना कम ....

    जैसे भी कह लो...

    थोड़ासा प्यार,
    थोडिसी इज़्ज़त,
    इंसानियत के नाते...
    बस इंसान ही समझलो इन्हें कम से कम!
    ना ज़्यादा ना कम!

    ——अप्रतीम आरती ..... एकदम स्पष्ट एवं सम्पूर्ण रूप दिया हैं नारी को आपने!

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    1. Wah! Vidya ji, aapke comment ki kya baat hai--bahut khoob. Thank you for taking time to write this in Hindi. Loved reading it. xx

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  3. Just wonderful - I heard your rendition of this poem with your friend Asha from Bangalore. She is my neighbour in Pune where she comes off and on.
    I was trying to find you on FB but there are so many by this name. Would like to connect with you - I find your writing and photography just wonderful.
    Btw I am 73 yr. old red gynaec and a lady tho my name is Sunil.
    I am a Sardarni .Spent some years growing up in Clement Town . Am still in love with D.Dun.
    My blog is sunilkaushal44.blogspot.in

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    1. Beautiful voice n thoughtful balanced words by a beautiful soul.Words are just not enough to appreciate.you have given a true meanning to God's creation ..na jyada na kam

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    2. Hi Sunil.
      Asha was so excited when she told me about you that it almost felt like I was meeting you in person. This is such a beautiful surprise. I love Doon. And a lot of my Doon memories seep into my writing. I'll be hopping on to your blog soon to check it out.
      Have a wonderful day.

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    3. Hi Arti, thanks for the prompt reply. May I connect with you on FB? I could not send you a friends request bec there were many others by the same name and I don't recognize your picture. I am there as Sunil Kaushal.
      Would love to read more of you as soon as possible. Love and blessings.

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  4. Made me emotional. How wonderfully you have recited it! Why not make YouTube video?

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    1. Thank you dear Sonali. It means a lot to me that you are here and that the poem spoke to you:) I'll need to figure out how to record videos where the sound quality is as good as a whatsapp message.

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