Thursday, September 20, 2007

Romance of Punjab

This is going to be a short post ... though heavy on emotions ... This was a sher my Grandfather used to tell me ... A sher which captures the romance of Punjab ... And believe you me, it is an amazing reportoire. After all, the legends of Laila-Majnu, Heer-Ranjha, Shirhi-Farhad ... The romance of Punjab!

Wagg wagg ve Chenaa deya paaniya,
Tere kandeyaan te aashkaan ne maujaan maariyaan!

Translated ...

Flow on, water of the Chenab,
On your banks, lovers have had pleasant times!

This shows a number of things ... the charm, the romance ... and, the simplicity of Punjabi poetry!

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