I do not smoke – Gulzar. 

Gulzar saab

In love with these lines of one of the most popular poets of India – Gulzar. 

Main kabhi cigerette peeta nahi

Magar har aane wale se puch leta hi ki maachis hai. 

Bahot kuch hai jise main foonk dena chahta hun. 

Ill translate it to English – 

I do not smoke . 

But I ask every passerby if he has got matches

Because there is a lot, that I want to set to fire. 

Isn’t it wonderful? I saw this image on my whatsap and just loved the beautiful piece of poetry. Isn’t it so deep? And Simple at the same time. 

His use of a powerful  imagery and a control over words gained by decades of experience is the charm of these lines . His poetry is much different than other poets and that makes him Gulzar saab. (master) 


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