zindagi shayad isi ka naam hai

dooriyaN, majbooriyaaN, tanhaaiyaaN

-‘Kaif’ Bhopali (1917-1991)

ज़िंदगी शायद इसी का नाम है

दूरियाँ, मजबूरियाँ, तनहाइयाँ

Kaif Bhopali was one of the most popular poets at Mushairas in recent years. He was a master of simple expression and novel turn of phrase. Kaif also wrote for films.

His other shair from the same Ghazal, is another fine example of his simple approach:

'kaif' paida kar samandar ki tarah

vus'ateiN, KhamoshiyaN, gehraaiyaaN

कैफ़ पैदा कर समंदर की तरह

वुसतें, ख़ामोशियाँ , तनहाईयां

vus'ateiN = expanses