Jab Bhi Aaya Naye Geet Laata Rahunga
A Romanticist-cum-Marxist, Sahir Ludhianvi remains with us as an iconic poet. Celebrated as a poet, film lyricist, he also remained at the centre of stories that has kept us fascinated over these decades. Here are some excerpts from his poetry that establish him as a poet of resistance par excellence.
Dreams sustain us. Even in realities, they make way for us to fare forward:
Peace is like a dove — white and beautiful. But it must be achieved without loss of blood for there lies its beauty:
Love recognizes no bonds, no barriers. It’s pure passion and seeks independence irrespective of class or status:
Woman is no object; she is the embodiment of mutual respect. Few would acknowledge but Sahir did more than many:
Impediments mar human emotions; expressions sustain us. The truth that needs to be told has to be told:
There comes a stage from where there is no going back. The next step maybe a difficult one but worth taking:
God is in the heavens and everything is right with the world. One only needs to make a choice for choices determine what we want to be:
With these you may enter into the world of Sahir’s protest, rebellion, and revolutionary poetry. In these respects he remains incomparable among his contemporaries.
Concept & Text: Aman Ali
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