Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Verse and a Song (Krishna Navmi Ashaad, Vikram Samvat 2066)

In today's entry, the first in this hopefully regular series, I quote a verse from Kamayani, the epic poem by great Jaishankar Prasad. These are the opening lines from part 1 of 'Asha'.

ऊषा सुनहले तीर बरसती

जयलक्ष्मी-सी उदित हुई,

उधर पराजित काल रात्रि भी

जल में अतंर्निहित हुई।

As for the song, today I have picked the studio version of Khamaj, illustrating the vocal brilliance of Shafqat Amanat Ali.

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