After a very long time, some verses descended upon me this afternoon and I was able to compose them in form of a short Ghazal. I think amongst Nazms and songs, Ghazals took the back seat somewhere along the line. Not to mention, it is much more draining to write a Ghazal. So, after Chale Jaate Hain, which came last year, here is my new work “Mashq e Sukhan” which means “continued efforts to write and compose”.
I would like to dedicate this Ghazal to some of the revered Shayars from the Progressive Writers era of early 1900s, notably Hasrat Mohani, Jigar Moradabadi, Majaaz Lucknawi and Firaq Gorakhpuri. Comments and critique are both welcome. I might record a recitation sometime too.