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Some poems of Harivanshrai Bachchan

 

दिन जल्दी-जल्दी ढलता है!

हो जाय न पथ में रात कहीं,
मंज़िल भी तो है दूर नहीं -
यह सोच थका दिन का पंथी भी जल्दी-जल्दी चलता है!
दिन जल्दी-जल्दी ढलता है!

बच्चे प्रत्याशा में होंगे,
नीड़ों से झाँक रहे होंगे  -
यह ध्यान परों में चिड़ियों के भरता कितनी चंचलता है!
दिन जल्दी-जल्दी ढलता है!

मुझसे मिलने को कौन विकल?
मैं होऊँ किसके हित चंचल? -
यह प्रश्न शिथिल करता पद को, भरता उर में विह्वलता है!
दिन जल्दी-जल्दी ढलता है!

 

लो दिन बीता, लो रात गई

लो दिन बीता, लो रात गई,
सूरज ढलकर पच्छिम पहुँचा,
डूबा, संध्या आई, छाई,
     सौ संध्या-सी वह संध्या थी,
क्यों उठते-उठते सोचा था,
     दिन में होगी कुछ बात नई।
लो दिन बीता, लो रात गई।

धीमे-धीमे तारे निकले,
धीरे-धीरे नभ में फैले,
     सौ रजनी-सी वह रजनी थी
क्यों संध्या को यह सोचा था,
     निशि में होगी कुछ बात नई।
लो दिन बीता, लो रात गई।

चिड़ियाँ चहकीं, कलियाँ महकी,
पूरब से फिर सूरज निकला,
     जैसे होती थी सुबह हुई,
क्यों सोते-सोते सोचा था,
     होगी प्रातः कुछ बात नई।
लो दिन बीता, लो रात गई,

 

कहते हैं तारे गाते हैं

                       कहते हैं तारे गाते हैं!
                       सन्नाटा वसुधा पर छाया,
                       नभ में हमने कान लगाया,
फिर भी अगणित कंठों का यह राग नहीं हम सुन पाते हैं!
                       कहते हैं तारे गाते हैं!

                       स्वर्ग सुना करता यह गाना,
                       पृथिवी ने तो बस यह जाना,
अगणित ओस-कणों में तारों के नीरव आँसू आते हैं!
                       कहते हैं तारे गाते हैं!

                       ऊपर देव तले मानवगण,
                       नभ में दोनों गायन-रोदन,
राग सदा ऊपर को उठता, आँसू नीचे झर जाते हैं।
                       कहते हैं तारे गाते हैं!

 

था तुम्हें मैंने रुलाया!

हा, तुम्हारी मृदुल इच्छा!
हाय, मेरी कटु अनिच्छा!
था बहुत माँगा ना तुमने किन्तु वह भी दे ना पाया!
था तुम्हें मैंने रुलाया!

स्नेह का वह कण तरल था,
मधु न था, न सुधा-गरल था,
एक क्षण को भी, सरलते, क्यों समझ तुमको न पाया!
था तुम्हें मैंने रुलाया!

बूँद कल की आज सागर,
सोचता हूँ बैठ तट पर -
क्यों अभी तक डूब इसमें कर न अपना अंत पाया!
था तुम्हें मैंने रुलाया!

 

साथी, सब कुछ सहना होगा!

मानव पर जगती का शासन,
जगती पर संसृति का बंधन,
संसृति को भी और किसी के प्रतिबंधों में रहना होगा!
साथी, सब कुछ सहना होगा!

हम क्या हैं जगती के सर में!
जगती क्या, संसृति सागर में!
एक प्रबल धारा में हमको लघु तिनके-सा बहना होगा!
साथी, सब कुछ सहना होगा!

आओ, अपनी लघुता जानें,
अपनी निर्बलता पहचानें,
जैसे जग रहता आया है उसी तरह से रहना होगा!
साथी, सब कुछ सहना होगा!

 

आदर्श प्रेम

प्यार किसी को करना लेकिन
कह कर उसे बताना क्या
अपने को अर्पण करना पर
और को अपनाना क्या

गुण का ग्राहक बनना लेकिन
गा कर उसे सुनाना क्या
मन के कल्पित भावों से
औरों को भ्रम में लाना क्या

ले लेना सुगंध सुमनों की
तोड उन्हे मुरझाना क्या
प्रेम हार पहनाना लेकिन
प्रेम पाश फैलाना क्या

त्याग अंक में पले प्रेम शिशु
उनमें स्वार्थ बताना क्या
दे कर हृदय हृदय पाने की
आशा व्यर्थ लगाना क्या

हरिवंशराय बच्चन

~!~

 

Some good websites for Hindi Poems: http://www.geeta-kavita.com/, http://www.kaavyaalaya.org/, http://www.kavitakosh.org/, http://hindipoetry.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

48 comments to Some poems of Harivanshrai Bachchan

  • wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • beautiful… esp. the last 1!

  • These poems are too good. I have a collection of these and many other poems.

  • Jiwan ki vivadhatao ke sath prakriti kaa anupam samagam,bhavon ki gahrayi,samaj aur aam aadami kaa chintan aur vyavstha par prahar ko shabdo ke mithas mein kaise piroya jaata hai usaki asadharan misal hain Harivanshray bachchan,us maharathi ke kavya kaa rassawadan karane ke liye aapaka abhar…..kim.

  • hats off Harivanshrai Bachchan n u too for sharing !

  • thanks for the links, am surfing them for 2-3 days. looking for aparticular peom of dinkar. but colud not get.

  • really a great time with theses nice poems. thanx for sharing..

  • thnx 4 sharin…..
    hv a gr8 time ahead………..

  • felt so nice reading them again … enjoyed this post a lot ..

    take care

  • Madhushala ko kyon bhool gaye ???…

  • are main kaise paroo ise ye to hindi fonts hai ………………… hmmm koi bat nhi mai cyber cafe main jati hu isko parne after all he is my fav poet ………….

  • a very nice selection of poems…. the accompanying picture is also very beautiful…enjoyed this post very much…

  • (5) This is about India under the rule of the British Empire. He says: men are ruled by society; society is bounded by culture; and now culture would also have to exist under someone else’s restrictions. He asks people to know their weaknesses, and live like they have been living so far, showing perseverance. (6) Last poem is about the ideal and selfless love. He would love, but won’t tell; would sacrifice but won’t accept; would appreciate but won’t express to any; he compares this with enjoying the fragrance of flowers without a wish to destroy them by plucking them; and says that he has given his heart but doesn’t expect anything in return. (Rahul)

  • (2) Second poem is about our wish to see every new day as something special. And yet, it passes off as just another day. (3) In the third poem, poet thinks about the stars and can feel them crying during the nights, with their tears dropping on earth in the form of dew. (4) The poet repents that he made her (his love) cry. That he couldn’t understand her and though she asked for a very small thing, he couldn’t fulfil her desires.

  • The first poem is about this: The title is: ‘Day passes so fast’… The poet sees birds in the sky and thinks about them. When the birds return back home in the evening after a day’s tiresome flight, they would remember their kids who would be waiting for them and would be peeking outside the nests again and again to see if the parents had come. When the birds will think about this, their tiredness would go away and they would feel new energy to carry on the flight. And the day would pass so fast… At this point, poet thinks about his own life. There is no one who is so eagerly waiting for him. There is no one thinking about whom poet can feel the same impulse… (as the birds feel) This question makes him walk slowly and his heart aches. But still, the day passes so fast. (It is very difficult to translate the feelings effectively).. (Rahul)

  • Wow! so many people have enjoyed them. A translation is in order for the likes of me.

  • thanks for bringing these poems on blogs……. it is so good to read them here.

  • Hello, Very Good selection from the treasure : Thanks for sharing.

  • absolutely amazing….i”m a big fan of HR Bachhan too!

  • WHAT A BEAUTIFULL POEM … THANK YOU.

  • Rahul ji bahut-bahut dhanyawaad ki aap Harivanshray ji ke
    beshkimti khajane me se humare liye kuch moti chunkar laaye hain.
    saari kavitayen bahut achhi lagin,khaskar- “था तुम्हें मैंने रुलाया”.
    mujhe Harivansh ji ki MADHUSHALA bahut pasand hai,aur manna de
    ne ise jis tarah se prastut kiya hai use shabdon me bayan nahi kliya ja sakta.once again thank u………………………………..renu

  • पथ की पहचान : ((http://www.anubhuti-hindi.org/gauravgram/bachchan/pahchan.htm)); क्षण भर को क्यों प्यार किया था? : ((http://hindipoetry.wordpress.com/2006/10/04/kshana-bhar-ko-kyon-pyaar-kiya-tha/))

  • ananye,anmol aur ati sunder !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pata hai rahul enki aatmkatha bhi padhi hai maine………….very -very nice blog.thanx 4 sharing. have a good day n tc.

  • Heart touching!! ….hindi poetry is something completely different..we cant compare it with anything else, how can we compare geniuses:))) .. few random words~~ HAV-BHAV UMMIDON AUR SAPNO KI THIRKAN KAVITA~~~~MAAN KA DARPAN KAVITA…..isn’t it??

  • thanks rahul for this beautiful post …i like bachchan”s “nisha nimantran” as much as ” madhushala”….would have loved it if you had also included “kshan bhar ko kyun pyaar kiya tha” & “path ki pehchan”(greedy…am i not?)…..thanks once again!

  • In anmol kavitaon ko share karne ke liye bahut-bahut dhanyavaad rahul….

  • nice one thnx….. I am very big fan of bachchanji”s literary work….. even i posted a blog containing few excerpts from his famous literary work madhushala

  • just only one word ….THANKS..
    for sharing it

  • I read these poems for the first time…n really liked it…thnx for sharing…

  • hey rahul thanks very much for this wonderful collection and also telling the different links. This is absoulutely amazing. thanks a lot!

  • Madushaala se itar kuch nayi si mohakta liye in kavitaon ko padhne ka aur sundarta mein kho jaane ka mauka dene ke liye,sites ki jaankaari dene ke liye bhi dhanyavaad :)

  • the so called father of AB was a teetotaler,, and what about mom?

  • Another Quote: (((During lighter moments in between, Mr. Bachchan reminded and clarified to the audience that popularity of ”Madhushala” often assumes that his late father, Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan must have written the same in an intoxicated state. To that end, he further clarified that his father used to say that ”Zindagi Bhe Ek Nasha Hai”” and was a complete teetotaler. ))) [http://www.mastradio.com/content/view/3670/1/] It is amazing to know this about him. That makes him really a great poet!

  • यह सोच थका दिन का पंथी भी जल्दी-जल्दी चलता है!
    दिन जल्दी-जल्दी ढलता है………………..”sandhya se milan ka mohak pal suraj me sheetalta bharta hai… din jaldi jaldi dhalta hai…….is dhara aur nabh k hridaya me nit naya abhisar umadta hai…..din jaldi jaldi dhalta hai”…………..bas kuch jodne ki koshish ki hai…………..*swati*

  • DM

    Nice poems….I”d never read any of HRBs works before, more of a die hard AB fan.

  • Yes Kuldip, you are very right. Mr. Bachchan never drank. It is a popular misconception and Shreya is not alone who thinks this. Many people think that he wrote while drunk :) And your point about inspiration is also true. (((IN 1935, a young Hindi poet from Allahabad published a long lyric poem called Madhushala, inspired by Fitzgerald”s translation of Omar Khayyam”s Rubaiyat. The runaway success of Madhushala, whose title means “The House of Wine”, made its teetotal author, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, the toast of northern India; he was in constant demand at the large-scale public poetry readings called “kavi sammelan”, and his poem became the hymn of the age – its sweetly rhymed cadences still echo in people”s memories today.))) (http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2-1741881.html)

  • thankuuuuuuuu………for sach a beautiful post…….ok madhushala ki kuch lines yaad hai…..bahot acchi vali…..bhed badhate mandir masjid male karati madushala…….&…..roz hi holi roz diwali roz manati madhushala……………ok ab mere paas thanx nahi bache hai……..byee………………*swati*

  • rahul nice, madhushaa . to bahot bar bar oadi hai, ye nahi padi thi ,thnx for sharing

  • inki kavita ke to bus kya kehne…rahul bahut hi acha kiya aapne yeh share kar ke…agar aapko kahin unko sabse famous kavita mile to pls bhejiyega….its coming my tounge and just slipping out…..yaad hai par wordings clear nai ho pa rahe hai

  • Ms Shreya u r wrong. Harivansh rai bachchan never even had tea,leave aside alcohol. He never touched alcohol in his life. His Madhushala is hardly his creation its heavily borrowed from Omar Khayyam”s ”Tavern”. He was an ordinary poet but a good person and he became all that famous because of his Son Amitabh. Nirala,Pant,Prasad, Mahadevi Verma were much superior contemporaries, who never became this famous.

  • Hi Rahul…Thank you so much for sharing nice poetry of Harivansh Rai Bachchan…you know Harivanshrai Bachchan was a heavy drinker……aur usne pee pee kar hi Madhushala likh dali….hahahaha……!!

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