Stay (Aaj Jaane Ki Zidd Na Karo)

Stay. Please.
A little longer.

Stay a while.
Share some candour.
Some wine.
Some warmth.
Some jokes.
Smiles and laughter.
Memories. Secrets.
Hidden hopes & aspirations.
The heart’s desires.
Giggly gossip.
A touch or two, a kiss maybe.

It’s not too late.
The night has promise.
Endless possibilities.
Let it last long.

Don’t call time on this just yet.
You don’t have to go.
Ichi-go, ichi-e.*
Don’t leave me alone tonight.


*Ichigo ichie (Japanese: 一期一会, lit. “one time, one meeting”) is a Japanese four-character idiom (yojijukugo) that describes a cultural concept of treasuring meetings with people. The term is often translated as “for this time only,” “never again,” or “one chance in a lifetime.”

Inspired by this rendition of an old Hindi song which has suddenly grown on me.



  1. I love this! Such romance and written so sensuously and beautifully and I love the Japanese line. Reminds me of a favourite song – “if only for one night” which like your Hindi song would be my source of inspiration.😊

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