Triveni…A sangam of river Ganga,Jamuna and saraswati !!! In poetry it is a different art of saying.Urdu sher consists of two lines,better to say two misras.A shayar or poet is able to express his feeling in two lines.But in triveni,poet introduce a third line which gives it a new dimension all together,even though first two lines are well enough to express.Gulzar introduce this new technique of poetry.I wanna share some trivenis from Gulzar sahib and later I will share something from my side.But first something from master.
saawle sahil pe gulmohar ka ped
jaise laila ki maang mein sindoor
dharam badal gaya bechari ka !!
सावले साहिल पे गुलमोहर का पेड़
जैसे लैला की माँग में सिन्दूर
धरम बदल गया बेचारी का …
First two lines are just symbolic,he is comparing the beauty of nature with beauty of his beloved.but when third line comes(Gulzar call it Saraswati),the whole meaning gets change.See,If laila got married then her love wuld have lost his existence.Poet wants to say that Love has its beauty only when lovers are apart.Once they meet love fades its color.So laila is laila till she is unmarried and this is only her religion …
In Pt Sumitranand’s words
मिलन अंत है मधुर प्रेम का,और विरह जीवन है
विरह प्रेम की सास्वत गति है,और शुश्प्ती मिलन है
Triveni has its own taste.If you wanna enjoy its beauty then first read two lines,understand and make a picture that what poet wants to say.After that just read the third one and you will find that whole picture gets changed once you read this. 🙂
The another triveni from gulzar saheb
Udd ke jaate huye pankshi ne bas itna hi dekha
der tak haath hilati rahi wah shaakh fiza mein
alvida kahne ko? ya paas bulane ke liye ?
उड़ के जाते पंक्षी ने बस इतना ही देखा
देर तक हाथ हिलाती रही वह शाख फिजा में
अलविदा कहने को ? या पास बुलाने के लिए ?
first two lines are self explanatory,bt the reason of bird’s flew can be different.May be he want to sit on another branch or bird don’t want to put his weight on this branch further.So when he flew away because of this pressure,branch moved to and fro or if we take first meaning then branch just saying goodbye cos bird is leaving it.But when third lines comes,triveni takes its twist.Bird is not able to figure out that this movement of branch is for saying good bye or it doesnt want to let him go……beauty beauty beauty …….. 🙂
Will update some of his Triveni in future,till you people can share your creation …..ur comments will be highly appreciated …. 😛