Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words

I have often mentioned about my favorite poet Gulzar, however I never added his songs on my radio blog and I kind a always felt guilty about it!!!

Today I dedicate this post and my radio blog to Gulzar.

“Dedication is not what others expect of you, it is what you can give to others.”

Saampooran Singh Kalra, better known by the pen name of Gulzar, is a poet above all things. His style marks a sensitivity that is best reflected through his writing and treatment of films. He is one of those sensitive people whose work is laced with the lyrical but psychologically adept examination of human sensibilities.

“The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”

Gulzar has been honoured time and again for his work. This includes winning the National Award thrice - Best Screenplay for Koshish, Best Director for Mausam and Best Lyricist for Ijaazat. He has also won the Filmfare Award a number of times. Gulzar is also the author of books on poetry, a book of short stories and a dozen books for children. A story book for children Ekta received an award from the National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) in 1989.

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” ~ Vince Lombardi

I have added songs from the movies Ghar & Ijaazat. Gulzar’s poetry is something which one can only feel if they dive into the wordings …I wish I could help my non-hindi speaking friends understand these :D, but hope music lovers will enjoy it anyway ;)

“Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.” ~ E.Y. Harburg


Mystic Rose said...

beautiful!! i love some of the lyrics in hindi songs..they are so fragile,s o delicate and gentle..and so difficult to translate into english!!

beautiful post! what do u mean , you have added songs from the movies ghar and ijaazat? where? ur other blog maybe? will check.

david santos said...

Hello! Beautiful post. I`m of de acord
Thank you

The Mad Momma said...

hey.. arent you delivering tomorrow? i just wanted to stop by and wish you all the best.. my prayers and thoughts are with you.. here's hoping for a safe delivery and a healthy baby....

rachana said...

hii dawn!! things are messed up with my PC.. missed all your lovely posts...just came here to wish you "Hapyy Women's Day"!!
All the very best to you!

Keshi said...

very beautiful post girl!

I love the meaningful.

I like Hindi poems and songs cos they r really emotional and so full of deep meaning.


Deepak Gopi said...

I liked the post.Thank thank you for the signature of gulzaar .
I like him as a poet& lyricist ,but not as a director.
good day :)

priya said...

Dawn: He is always aawesome and the best right.
“Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.” ~ E.Y. Harburg

Loved this quote a lot.

kaunquest said...

Dawn, nice post of Gulzar, my favourite lyricist!

Dawn....सेहर said...

mystic rose: am glad you like the lyrics dear and hope u heard the songs on the radio blog on the right hand side.

david santos: Yes David…music has no barrier of languages isn’t it? :D
Am glad you liked it thanks dear

the mad momma: Thanks dear
Good luck to you too

rachana: Thanks dear and I hope you got ur pc workout for you

keshi: Thanks so much dear…am sure those who love music this one will touch there soul :D

deepak gopi: am glad it was of some use to you.
Cheers dear

priya: Thanks dear you always make my post a worth while :D

kaunquest: WOW good to hear that one as he is one of mine too :D
Cheers dear

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