This was a humble try to write poetry in English & Hindi, without each language becoming a translation. Having a penchant for writing verses in both Hindi & English, this came quite naturally, and I was delighted with the flow. Written in circa 2010s.

Jazz was playing in the background

Aap ke rukh pe madhoshi ka aalam tha

It was a moment of eternity

Dil kuch ajnabi aur gumsum sa tha

We were itching to be together

Nigaahein dhoond rahi thi aashiyan

The windswept night was eerily blue

Chaand taambey jaisa ufaq pe chipka hua tha

And all I could think of was you…

Aur mere zehen mein bas tum the…