That's gulzar for me

jab tum hunste ho din ho jata hai
tum gale lago to din so jata hai
doli uthaye, aayega din to paas bitha lena
kal jo mile to mathe pe mere suraj uga dena
zara zara aaspaas dhuup rahegi
zara zara aaspaas rang rahenge

Gulzar's works have been an epitome of excellent writing. What he basically does is, he picks up very simple things and wraps them in beautiful metaphors. I've -without even trying- learnt a lot from his style of writing. You just cannot ignore the sheer brilliance and the unique style. Also when you read the stories or watch his movies, they connect with you very well.

Next time when you read something like this:

maine kaha phoolon se hunso to wo khilkhila ke huns diye
aur ye kaha jeevan hai bhai mere bhai hunsne ke liye
-gulzar

or

ज़िंदा सफर को अपने रख
कोख से जो शुरू हुआ
राख तलक जिसकी सवारी
मरने न दे मनसूबे अपने
ऐसी शमा जला वो प्यारी



just remember that this chap here is 'heavily' impressed-influenced-(dis)illusioned by the Genius Gulzar.







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