Home > Literature, Saraiki Culture > Meeting – Ishq Allah Saeen Jagia

Meeting – Ishq Allah Saeen Jagia

The following kafi has been taken from Riffat Abbas’s collection “Ishq Allah Sain Jagia” winner of the 2005 Khwaja Ghulam Fareed Award (Saraiaki) by the Pakistan Academy of Letters, Government of Pakistan.

According to Saeed Bhutta, writing in The News (3 May 2009):

“Rifaat Abbass has published two collections of kafis Sangat Veda and Ishk Allah Saien Jagia. Their form is classical. Sangat Veda deals with man from the age of Vedas to the present age. In Ishq Allah Saien Jagia there are two basic metaphors, Ishq and Allah. Apparently these two are the subjects of classical kafi. The poet has beautifully adapted these metaphors to the folk dialect, molding everyday life into beautiful verses is his distinction.”

Here is an excellent poem from Ishq Allah Saeen Jagia titled Mulaqat (meeting) which has been also published by Justice Denied:

ملاقات

[عشق اللہ سائیں جاگیا]

سمہ سٹہ ریلوے سٹیشن تے

میں کوں آپ اللہ سائیں ٹکریا ہئی

میں ٹکر کھاندا بیٹھا ہم

بھر پیالہ ٹھڈے پانی دا

او آپ میرے کول آ گیا ہئی

اکھے اللہ ڈوایا راضی ہیں؟

میں اوس کوں دیکھ کہ کِھل پیا ہم

اوہ میں کوں دیکھ کہ کِھل پیا ہئی

اج کھڑی بھراواں پچھدی ہے

بھلا دس تا سئی اللہ کیویں ہے

اوہ تیں جیا ہئی کہ میں جیا ہئی؟

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: