Andhere Kaa Deepak
hai a(n)dheree raat par deevaa jalaanaa kab manaa hai?

kalpanaa ke haath se kamaneey jo mandir banaa thaa ,
bhaavanaa ke haath se jisamen vitaanon ko tanaa thaa,
        svapn ne apane karon se thaa jise ruchi se sa(n)vaaraa,
        svarg ke duShpraapy rangon se, rason se jo sanaa thaa,
Dhah gayaa vah to juTaakar eenT, patthar kankaḌon ko
ek apanee shaanti kee kuTiyaa banaanaa kab manaa hai?
        hai a(n)dheree raat par deevaa jalaanaa kab manaa hai?

baadalon ke ashru se dhoyaa gayaa nabhaneel neelam
kaa banaayaa thaa gayaa madhupaatr manamohak, manoram,
        pratham ushaa kee kiraN kee laalimaasee laal madiraa
        thee usee men chamachamaatee nav ghanon men chanchalaa sam,
vah agar TooTaa milaakar haath kee dono hathelee,
ek nirmal srot se tRShNaa bujhaanaa kab manaa hai?
        hai a(n)dheree raat par deevaa jalaanaa kab manaa hai?

kyaa ghaḌee thee ek bhee chintaa naheen thee paas aaee,
kaalimaa to door, chhaayaa bhee palak par thee n chhaaee,
        aa(n)kh se mastee jhapakatee, baatase mastee Tapakatee,
        thee ha(n)see aisee jise sun baadalon ne sharm khaaee,
vah gaee to le gaee ullaas ke aadhaar maanaa,
par athirataa par samay kee musakuraanaa kab manaa hai?
        hai a(n)dheree raat par deevaa jalaanaa kab manaa hai?

haay, ve unmaad ke jhonke ki jisamen raag jaagaa,
vaibhavon se pher aa(n)khen gaan kaa varadaan maa(n)gaa,
        ek antar se dhvanit ho doosare men jo nirantar,
        bhar diyaa ambar-avani ko mattataa ke geet gaagaa,
ant unakaa ho gayaa to man bahalane ke liye hee,
le adhooree pankti koee gunagunaanaa kab manaa hai?
        hai a(n)dheree raat par deevaa jalaanaa kab manaa hai?

haay ve saathee ki chumbak lauhase jo paas aae,
paas kyaa aae, hRday ke beech hee goyaa samaae,
        din kaTe aise ki koee taar veeNaa ke milaakar
        ek meeThaa aur pyaaraa zindagee kaa geet gaae,
ve gae to sochakar yah lauTane vaale naheen ve,
khoj man kaa meet koee lau lagaanaa kab manaa hai?
        hai a(n)dheree raat par deevaa jalaanaa kab manaa hai?

kyaa havaae(n) theen ki ujaḌaa pyaar kaa vah aashiyaanaa,
kuchh n aayaa kaam teraa shor karanaa, gul machaanaa,
        naash kee un shaktiyon ke saath chalataa zor kisakaa,
        kintu ai nirmaaN ke pratinidhi, tujhe hogaa bataanaa,
jo base hain ve ujaḌate hain prakRti ke jaḌ niyam se,
par kisee ujaḌe hue ko phir basaanaa kab manaa hai?
        hai a(n)dheree raat par deevaa jalaanaa kab manaa hai?
- Harivansh Rai Bachchan

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Harivansh Rai Bachchan
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 Mujhe Pukaar Lo
 Yaatraa Aur Yaatree
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vah bahut udaas-see shaam thee
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phir sochaa - yah kahanaa kitanaa naakaaph़ee hai
..

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vo havaa vaheen Thaharee hai abhee tak
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jab gujarane lagataa hoo(n) vahaa(n) se
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aur thoḌee der ke lie aas paas
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kitane saare log
raj tam sat kaa
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baa(n)T liyaa,
kitane naamon se
pukaar liyaa,
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jakaḌ liyaa.
kisee ne kahaa-
too hai
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too naheen hai
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