Saturday, March 10, 2007

Mangesh Padgaonkar


Being brought up quintessential marathi culture associated with marathi medium schooling,marathi poetry was introduced in early school life. Often study would become miserable with boring and complicated poetry till Mr. Mangesh Padgaonkar arrived with his poems. With his use of simple words and mischevious connotation, poetry no longer became avoidable exercise.

Later years when I was captiavted by various songs (Bhavgeet – songs with emotive contents) composed by Yashwant dev, Hridayanath Mangeshkar and Sriniwas Khale, I was surprised that bulk of those songs were based on the poetry were penned by Padgaonkar. Even after being away from Marathi culture over last few decades, Padgaonkar’s poetry alongwith ग. दि. माड्गुळकर्, वा.रा.कांत्, सुरेश् भट् keeps intact my umbilical mothertongue cord.

His poems are amazingly simple, witty , touching, funny but immesely sensitive to touch very eseence of life’s basic premises ‘ emotions’ . His poem “ या जन्मावर् या जगण्यावर् शतदा प्रेम् करावे ” reflects my attitude and passion towards life. ‘शुक्रतारा, मंदवारा, चांदणे पाण्यातुनी remains evergreen song of in histrory of marathi music.

On his birthday today, I thought I would list down some of my favourite poems :

अखेरचे येतील माझ्या, हेच शब्द ओठी
लाख चुका असतील केल्या, केली पण प्रीती

अशी पाखरे येती आणिक स्मृती ठेवूनी जाती
दोन दिसांची रंगतसंगत, दोन दिसांची नाती

भातुकलीच्या खेळामधली राजा आणिक राणी
अर्ध्यावरती डाव मोडला, अधूरी एक कहाणी

भेट तुझी माझी स्मरते, अजून त्या दिसाची
धुंद वादळाची होती रात्र पावसाची

धूके दाटलेले उदास उदास
मला वेढीती हे तुझे सर्व भास

सांग सांग भोलानाथ, पाऊस पडेल काय ?
शाळेभोवती तळे साचून, सुटटी मिळेल काय

श्रावणात घन निळा बरसला, रिमझिम रेशिम धारा
उलगडला झाडांतून अवचित, हिरवा मोरिपसारा

One day, I would love to translate his poems in English language.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Hetal said...

good post!


Mala Mangesh Padgaonkaraanchyaa kavitaa khoop aavaDtaat.. mukhya mhanje tyaanchi 'Sagar' naavaachi kavita (shaaLet textbook madhye hoti)... tyaanchyaa naavaachi search kartaannaa tumchyaa blog var aale


tumchyaakaDe Mangesh Padgaonkaraanchyaa kavitaanchaa sangrah aahe ka?

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