Meri Waaqif Hai

It seems that my Writer’s Block is finally over. I am actually able to put my thoughts onto paper now. For last few days that is what I have tried to do and lo & behold a Nazm has been born each time. And quite amusingly my last 2 have come while I was washing my face in the bathroom. Quiet an odd place to think of a poem. I went ahead and recited the Nazm for couple mates who can’t read Hindi. Also recorded a little improvised melody in the background. Padhne ka shukriya! Here is the Link to the MP3 of the recitation.

Aug 2020 Update: I had written this 13 yrs ago for an old childhood friend, Sapna Kaul (Bio | My tribute) whom I knew for more than 30 yrs. Little did I know I would have to update this one day to note that she is no longer with us. You will be missed, old friend, Meri Waaqif!

Sapna Kaul

Audio Recitation, Sept. 2007

Meri Waaqif Hai

Comments So Far..
  • Ambika 20 September, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Just one word…..WOW!!……

  • rashmi 22 September, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    so shayar gautam is back .. this one was awesome !

  • Saumya G. 23 September, 2007 at 3:13 am

    This is a good one….! 🙂

  • Ritu 28 September, 2007 at 11:10 am

    Sab kuch dil ke karib laga!!
    Kuch aisa jo khuch khaas hi laga!
    Gr888 work!

  • akaul 5 October, 2007 at 11:15 am

    wah kya baat hai, Liked yr nazm ..meri wakif hai …

    wakif ho gaye hum bhi khoye bachpan se kuch aaj
    chedi jo aapney bachpan ki woh kahani aisi kuch aaj…

    I am not a writer like you but just sharing some ehsas…haha

  • Gautam 22 October, 2007 at 8:29 am

    Thanks everyone.

  • […] I recorded the first cut. This is actually the first song I had started writing for Sapna after the Nazm I wrote for […]

  • zeeni 3 January, 2008 at 11:15 am


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