|Publisher||Rupa & Co.|
Triveni is a form of Hindi/Urdu poetry initiated by the poet Gulzar. Unlike sher, a triveni consists of three "hemistichs" (misras). The first two are complete in themselves but the addition of the third misra gives a new dimension.
A beautiful example of Gulzar's Triveni:
- ज़ुल्फ़ में यूँ चमक रही है बूँद
- जैसे बेरी में तनहा एक जुगनू
- क्या बुरा है जो छत टपकती है
- Zulf mein yun chamak rahi hai boond,
- Jaise beree mein tanhaa ik jugnoo
- kyaa buraa hai jo chhat tapaktee hai !!
- The (water) glitters so in (your) hair
- As a lone firefly in (a) bush
- What's so bad if the roof drips
The addition of the third line implies that the water drop in the hair is due to a dripping roof and since it creates a visage of such beauty, the poet is unperturbed by it.
|This poetry-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|