Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lata Mangeshkar - Chalte Chalte

Lata Mangeshkar is my angel today as I heard her evergreen song from Bollywood classic "Pakizah" today -- Chalte Chalte (literally Walking walking). The song is about the changes that happen and that are dreamed when one's love is found one day, by chance, while you are walking on your way.

Romantic love so beautifully captures spiritual love; and therefore is often used as a metaphor by mystics. So here is a similar poem about me finding Guru Nanak on the way, who reminds me again, through Lata today, that the purpose of life is to sing. This is a song of waiting and dreaming:

When perchance one day
I meet you on the way
This sun will pause
and then forever stay

This night of wait
will say goodbye
These flickering lamps
shall cease to lie.

And what I see now
everyone'll see too,
my dream of an epic,
story of me and you.

Actual Song:

Chalte chalte, chalte chalte
Yunhi koi mil gaya tha
Vahin thamke reh gayi hai
Meri raat dhalte dhalte - 2

Jo kahi gayi na mujhse
Voh zamaana keh raha hai
Ke fasaana ban gayi hai
Meri baat chalte chalte

Shabe intezaar aakhir
Kabhi hogi muqtasar bhi
Yeh chiraag bujh rahe hain
Mere saath jalte jalte