Be Sabab Muskura Raha Hai Chand Lyrics
Without reason, the moon smiles
It hides something that intrigues
On Be Sabab Muskura Raha Hai Chand, Gulzar describes the transition of the moon up above the sky. He gives it human characteristics and narrates in detail its arrival as the sun sets simultaneously.
It arrives from unknown streets
It arrives with apprehension and is shy
The moon has been used as a feminine symbol in poetry for centuries. In Greco-Roman mythology, the Sun and Moon are represented as the male and female, respectively. It symbolizes the passage of time and Gulzar aptly describes the passage of time using the moon as a tool.
Look at the red coloured powder on its face
The moon keeps raising dust persistently
WORD- Ghaza- A red coloured powder used by women to paint their face. Here Gulzar uses the word to describe a Lunar Eclipse – when the moon positions itself directly behind planet earth. It happens when the sun, moon and earth are aligned close to each other in a straight line. It results in the moon looking blood red in colour.
Look at how it sits hidden among the leaves
The moon troubles the gardener
It arrived straight from the horizon
Now the moon keeps climbing over the head
Gulzar once again describes the positon of the moon. One can say what time it is based on the moon’s positon in the sky. When it is directly over our head, the time is generally 9 pm.
When I touched the forehead, it was hot
The moon kept playing along in the sunlight