Rubaiyat; Basic Info


Rubaiyat:

            The Rubaiyat is famous poetic genre of literature which has been practiced world widely. As it is a Persian form of several quatrains, it's origin is Middle East. Its name derives from the Arabic plural of the word for "quatrain," Rubá'íyah. This, in turn, comes from the Arabic Rubá, meaning "four." Singular form of Rubaiyat is Rubai (Web).

अविकेसर न्यौपाने 'तिम्रो साथी'
समाजको महाभारतलाई तोड्न सकुँ
जीन्दगीलाई असल मार्गतिर मोड्न सकुँ 
सबैजना मिलेर समाज निर्माण गर्नु छ 
मानवता भर्दै विश्वभरका मानिस जोड्न सकुँ

Form
The attributes of the Rubaiyat:
  1. This Persian form of poetry is a series of rhymed quatrains. In each quatrain, all lines rhyme except the third, leading to this pattern: A A B A
  2. An "Interlocking Rubaiyat" is a Rubaiyat where the subsequent stanza rhymes its 1st, 2nd, and 4th lines with the sound at the end of the 3rd line in the stanza (Rubá'íyah) before it. In this form, the 3rd line of the final stanza is also rhymed with the 3 rhymed lines in the first stanza.
  3. The lines are accentual-syllabic, usually tetrameters or pentameters.
  4. In Rubaiyat creation, every single quatrain (Rubai) will have its own specific beauty with central view point of expression, but there's no compulsion that all the Rubaiyats (if its written more than one) should focus on the same topic. 
Examples of Rubaiyat.
                  These are some of the favorite quatrains from the “Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated by Edward Fitzgerald:


Wake! For the Sun who scattered into flight
The Stars before him from the Field of Night,
Drives Night along with them from Heaven and Strikes
The Sultan's Turret with a Shaft of Light.
                               [Stanza 1]
A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread -- and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness --
Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!
                              [Stanza 12]

The Moving Finger writes; and having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
                              [Stanza 71]

Some for the glories of this world; and some
Sigh for The Prophet's Paradise to come;
Ah, take the cash and let the credit go,
Nor heed the rumble of a distant drum 

For some we loved, the loveliest and best
That from His rolling vintage Time has pressed,
Have drunk their glass a round or two before,
And one by one crept silently to rest 


Some examples of Nepali Rubaiyat:
रुबाइ (१०/१०/२०१०)

सन्चि राई :-

जन्म–जन्म बाँची राख तिमी
मेरो काखमा हाँसी राख तिमी
तिमीलाई त कुनै पल बिर्सन्न
अमर  नाता  गाँसी राख तिमी


विजय राई :-

उत्तर–चडापसँग नथाकी लड्नेहरुलाई
प्रियसी  बिना त्यसै त्यसै मर्नेहरुलाई
गर्वसात  हात  उठाई  गर्छु  म सलाम
सङ्घर्ष  गरी  किनार पारी तर्नेहरुलाई

चतुर्मान गुरुङ (सागर):- 

सङ्घर्षमा      हारेर     हुन्न
जीवनहरु      मारेर     हुन्न
वर्ग हितको निम्ति जुट्नु छ
इतिहासलाई    टारेर   हुन्न

जसको     शक्ति
उसको      भक्ति
मान्छेले खान्छन्
जाँड    र     रक्सी

रातीको   लेखाई
वत्तीको    देखाई
नलेख्दा आफ्नो
कष्ट      भोगाई 


पासाङ दोर्जी तामाङ (जिम्बा):-

बाँसको     झुपडीका    बस्दा–बस्दै
भुटान  फिर्नु  कम्बर कस्दा–कस्दै
२०वर्ष बितिसक्यो झापा नेपालमा
पागल झै भो’जीवन सोच्द–सोच्दै

बिदुर पौढ्याल(काले):- 

धर्म    भने    कै   हो    सेवा
त्यो   है’न    पाकेको   मेवा
यस्को–उस्को के गर्छौ कुरा
ईश्वर   हुन्न  कसैको   पेवा

तिमीलाई नै   नानू   चौतारीमा   कुरी  बस्या’छु
पागल   बनी   तिम्रो   प्रेमको खरानी   धस्या’छु
न  पत्याए   एक   पल फर्की   हेरी देऊ  त मलाई
उजाडिएर अनिस्चित यात्राको कुम्लो कस्या’छु


दावा तामाङ (विश्वास):-

अधुरो      यात्रा       पार       हुँदैन
मरुभूमिमा भनेजस्तो झार हुँदैन
यति   कुरा     बुझ्नुहोस्  महासय
मुटु     चिर्ने     कुनै    धार   हुँदैन

मेरो       छेउमा    बसेर    हेर
प्रेमको    मसि    धसेर     हेर
म जस्तै घाईते बन्नेछौ तिमी
मायामा   एक पल्ट फसेर हेर


अविकेसर न्यौपाने (तिम्रो साथी):- 

समाजको    महाभारतलाई     तोड्न      सकुँ
जीन्दगीलाई    असल मार्गतिर  मोड्न  सकुँ
सबैजना   मिलेर    समाज   निर्माण   गर्नु छ
मानवता भर्दै विश्वभरका मानिस जोड्न सकुँ

चोखो   थियो  मेरो  माया आज छोडी गयौ
चोखो   थियो  मेरो मन तिमीले तोडी गयौ
हरपल–हरछण तिमीलाई नै खोजी रहन्थ्येँ
हाम्रो  पवित्र  प्रेम लत्याई अन्तै मोडी गयौ


ए.के. राना साम्पाङ :-

शरणार्थी    बनी   गुज्रेका    ती   झुप्राहरु      नबिर्सनु
हाम्रो    उत्पती     जनाउने  ती   कुप्राहरु      नबिर्सनु
अतित त दुःख्यो–दुःख्यो,अब भविष्य नदुःखोस् हाम्रो
तिम्रो   प्रगति    कामनाका  यी   थुप्राहरु      नबिर्सनु 

Documentation of 
Central Committee, Rubai Manch Bhutan.
Click here for Rubai Manch Bhutan: Paper Work