'Ped'
Joyce Kilmer


main shaayad kabhee n dekhoo(n)gaa
ek peḌ see sundar kavitaa

peḌ, jisake vah bhookhe honTh
vasudhaa stan-dhaaraa pe hain loT

peḌ, jisakaa rukh eeshvar or
pallavit bhujaaen vinay vibhor
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'Chal Pathik Tu Haule Se'
Priya N. Iyer


Tahal rahaa gar bhor se pahale
pag too rakhanaa dheere se
jage hue hain jeev-jantu
maanav tumase pahale se

kharagosh, keeT aur khag nikale
neeḌ, bil, kunD se khul ke
chanchal abodh chhaune sang
chalee hiran nirbhayataa  se

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चलो समय के साथ चलेंगे,
परिवर्तन होगा धरती पर।
नया ज़माना पैदा होगा,
बूढ़ी दुनिया की अर्थी पर।

जो कुछ हम पर बीत चुकी है,
उस से मुक्त रहो, ओ नवयुग।
नए नए फूलों से महको,
मेरे मधुवन, जीयो जुग जुग।

~ विनोद तिवारी की कविता "मेरे मधुवन" का अंश संकलन "समर्पित सत्य समर्पित स्वप्न" से

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