CHUPP KYU HO/चुप क्यों हो (POEM)

The wind uprooted the net meant for preventing the pigeons to get inside the balcony. It became a trap for one of the pigeons, her feet got tangled in the net and couldn’t free herself even after struggling to her best.


Talking about two pigeons who were bringing twigs for their nest, which they were making in the balcony. The whole day she tried, but in vain. By evening she was still. The other pigeon went on chirping…


I am surprised by the fact that the other pigeon regularly visits her and sits for hours. It’s more than a week now but his routine has not changed.


Do you think like me, that birds have feelings? I don’t know the fact, but this scene touched me. I clicked them, its clarity is less, maybe due to distance or due to mobile camera… but it made me think about bonding.


I get carried away by such small gestures…penning it as a poem…चुप क्यों हो …


चुप क्यों हो


मैं मौन तुम्हें ताकता रहा…
क्या बोलना चाहती हो, सोचता रहा
शब्दों के कतार में लकीरें नया खींचता रहा
कैसे कह दूँ, मेरा कुछ भी बाकी ना रहा ।


मैं तुमको, मुझमें ही बेइंतिहा ढूंढता रहा…



कुछ चटकने की आवाज, निशब्द मेरे दिल ने सहा,
तिनका-तिनका जोड़ कर, दिल ने फिर से आशियाना चाहा,
तुम बोल उठोगी, इसी उम्मीद में पूरा दिन बैठा रहा,
इतनी चहचाहट में भी मैंने, सिर्फ तुम्हें ही सुनना चाहा।


मैं तुमको, मुझमें ही बेइंतिहा ढूंढता रहा …



हर खालीपन का जवाब है, किसने कहा?
कुछ यादें दिल में, हमेशा रहता है हरा,
कमजोर नहीं वो, जिसने सिर्फ एक ही को चाहा,
प्यार वो है जो, न कभी जीता न कभी हारा।।


मैं तुमको, मुझमें ही बेइंतिहा ढूंढता रहा…
मैं तुमको, मुझमें ही बेइंतिहा ढूंढता रहा…….



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29 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautifully expressed… loved the words

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  2. Superb lines
    मैं तुमको, मुझमें ही बेइंतिहा ढूंढता रहा।
    वाह, वाह।

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    1. sutapa says:

      Glad you liked it. Thank you!

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  3. You didn’t free the pigeon? I saw the pics. Poor thing was hanging by the leg…

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    1. sutapa says:

      The owner of the flat stays in London, so the flat is locked. Even I feel sad viewing it…poor thing..

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      1. Yo could have called animal rescue teams. They would have rescued the poor soul. Or fire brigade.

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      2. sutapa says:

        The location of the balcony is at 32nd floor. This sort of rescue could be possible once the new DCPR 2034 is approved for all upcoming highrises. I appreciate your concern. 👍

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      3. I can understand. I feel sad for the pigeon. The pics were very disturbing

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  4. rajesh dhamge says:

    I recall these pretty lines which inspired the lyricist to write DO PUNCHEE DO TINKEY KAHO LEKE CHALE HAE KAHA…..but then the twist in your tale bothers us to be compassionate and have empathy. …it’s true that we all don’t die together.. thus a situation is painted perfectly wherein if one misses their better half due to this…then she or he can be fetched back from remaining ourselves…. can you believe WHY….because sometime ago I did read that EVE was made by God from one of the ribs of ADAM…..and this is scientific that women have 1 rib extra as compared to man…. finally remember PARTING IS PAINFUL WHETHER LIVING OR DEAD….

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    1. sutapa says:

      Parting is always painful and yes that extra rib makes us what we are🙂. Be happy and take care👍

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  5. Joydeep Mukherjee says:

    Wonderfully pen pictured !

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  6. Supriya says:

    Maam again came with a beautiful soul worrying for others pain. Men proposes god disposses….everone in this world undergo this situation. But as a irony very few get that heart felt mates to understand others pain and show love and concern. Keep it up .

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    1. sutapa says:

      Thank you for your lovely words🙂

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  7. Pushpa rishikesh says:

    Heart touching poem

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  8. Rajan Miichael says:

    NO WORDS, EMOTIONAL. BAHUT HI MARMIK AUR DIL KO CHU LENE WALE KHYAL HAI. BAHUT KHUB. GOD BLESS YOU.

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    1. sutapa says:

      Thank you so much…God bless you too.

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  9. Sumita Mukherjee says:

    Behtreeeeennnn….

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  10. Deepali chordia says:

    This post of yours has made me highly emotional.Not only does it portray the lonlliness of the pigeon who is left alone but same is the condition of human beings left alone after the demise of life partner. Really touchy issue was addressed by you. Life goes on….. but how is the question. Living life without your partner is unimaginable.

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    1. sutapa says:

      I am glad to know that my words could touch you…

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  11. The Blog You Love says:

    Nice blog

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  12. rajesh dhamge says:

    … as children we used to see twosome together & we would say 2 for joy …. yes that wasn’t wrong to say so then, as the duo were into contagious happiness….

    BACK TO: PIGEONS are considered number one pest bird problem around the world, thus it seems quite human why your neighbor had erected a net across the balcony. Their sole purpose was to disallow any usual visitors from such unusual place barring air gush, breeze, showers, heat, noise or dust with the storm, whatever. The nests made by the pigeons are flimsy, yet they use same location for nesting & thus often build new nest over the old nest…… Pigeon can easily find its way home with great speed, although they rarely leave their local area & if they are relocated involuntarily then also within hours they discover their abodes. Pigeon droppings destroys the aesthetic appeals to most of manmade structures & is equally a threat for human & livestock populations…… Pigeons have inhabited the rocky cliffs earlier & now they have found it easy to mimic the location by choosing buildings & window ledges.

    PIGEONS: mate for LIFE & are MONOGAMOUS….  Male provides for nesting material & guards the female as well as the nest…. and they maintain the flock population if mortality causes their strength to deplete…..  while nesting, male chooses a site in view of female then selects a stick & brings it back and lay in front of his mate… The female who stays at this nesting site accepts the sticks which are harbored by the male & then he puts it underneath his mate ……

    NOW: WE NEED TO JUXTAPOSE POEM TITLED- CHUPP KYU HO (why are you silent?) WITH MANNERISMS OF PIGEONS ….the rhapsody & tragedy has been woven extraordinarily so brilliantly by you, that where there is latent description of the MORTICIAN… no one thinks of that possibility. Here “the wind” is undertaker, which uprooted the net & has set up a trap, to bereave one of the partners who were destined to live ….one can perceive why the survivor was eager to know the cause of silence after having selected the nesting site….  but then your sentence ends with THE OTHER PIGEON WENT ON CHIRPING… here is the weight which has lopsided the prelude & signifies a lot of agony….. Hereafter you express your disbelief that the male has been perching around for days together & hours together near the still cadaver of she-pigeon… the innate instincts of pigeons could be recalled……. That’s why you could realize to pen mae tumko, mujhme he beinteha dhundhta raha…punchline…… YOUR THINKING & FEELING WERE IN DIFFERENT WAVELENGTH RATHER WERE IN TUNE WITH METAPHYSICS & THUS TO COMPREHEND THE MYSTERY, I HAD TO DIG INTO THE BIOLOGICAL HABITS OF PIGEONS. But they have enlightened you with their failure to subsist together & God had his plans to reveal you to the extent of witnessing the several flights of survivor …..may be till her body decomposes totally… I think he still must be doing so.COMING: TO YOUR ACTUAL POESY… I think if the female could have delivered her soulful voice after her demise she could have said to her hubby….not to worry…. so that the silent pigeon could have stopped searching & gazing unexpectedly at her, consequently assuring that there would be a definite comeback …. BECAUSE there still remains something immortal within the mortal. The verse then gives a gallery to what you could endure to hear within due to their aborted endeavor to make a new home, wherein the next scene it describes the mating/nesting habits of pigeons. … as the aftermath with demise had to be devastating for the survivor. He had that soulful sole urge to see her back to life. ……
    YOUR: pen has succeeded to gauge & describe indelible lines over mind, which were queued up with the thought process of male pigeon & later has marked ineffaceable strokes over the mind of your readers. That’s truly fairylike here. But with the concluding verses there is a poignant query raised by you, which is so abundantly enriched with prophetic wisdom for love that it’s quite intriguing …. because there is a description about solitude after being profoundly soaked in love with one & pathetically after being bereaved, that too without getting mellowed & to have that courage to overcome despondency & partner up with the memories to cherish, which fuels the power of the survivor to subsist for rest of life…… …. This is at par with neither losing nor winning…. MINDBLOWING… & punchline carries lot of weight indeed

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  13. Rita Adhikary says:

    Fantastic and heart touching feelings. Ek k bina dusra adhura hai.

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