Kauaa

ghar ke baahar kauaa baiThaa kaa(n)v-kaa(n)v chillaataa hai
kaun hai aane vaalaa isakee khabaren kauaa laataa hai

paapaa kee mausee ke ghar se guḌ kee bhelee aanee ho
us din subah savere uThataa jaise buḌhiyaa naanee ho
cheekh cheekh kar ghar vaalon ko kauaa raag sunaataa hai
us din sabase pahale kyon, mujhako naheen jagaataa hai ?

maasTar jee ke aane par kaue kee chhuTTee hotee hai
haath pe paḌate bent zor ke, kaan kanaiThee hotee hai
shor sunaaee detaa hai bas, samajh naheen kuchh aataa hai
kaalaa akShar bhee, kaale kaue jaisaa ban jaataa hai

kabhee kabhee daadee kahatee ye daadaajee ke daadaa hain
pahachaanoo(n) par kaise unako , kaue kitane zyaadaa hain
jo aakar ke garam jalebee, aur malaaee khaataa hai
ghar ke baahar kauaa baiThaa kaa(n)v-kaa(n)v chillaataa hai.
kaun hai aane vaalaa isakee khabaren kauaa laataa hai.

paapaa kee mausee ke ghar se guḌ kee bhelee aanee ho,
us din subah savere uThataa jaise buḌhiyaa naanee ho,
cheekh-cheekh kar ghar vaalon ko kauaa raag sunaataa hai.
us din sabase pahale kyon, mujhako naheen jagaataa hai ?

maasTar jee ke aane par kaue kee chhuTTee hotee hai.
haath pe paḌate bent zor ke, kaan kanaiThee hotee hai.
shor sunaaee detaa hai bas, samajh naheen kuchh aataa hai,
kaalaa akShar bhee, kaale kaue jaisaa ban jaataa hai.

kabhee kabhee daadee kahatee ye daadaajee ke daadaa hain.
pahachaanoo(n) par kaise unako, kaue kitane zyaadaa hain!
jo aakar ke garam jalebee aur malaaee khaataa hai,
vo hee hai vo kauaa jisase apane ghar kaa naataa hai!

mainne sunaa din aaegaa jab kauaa motee khaayegaa,
lekin shaayad motee usake kanTh men hee pha(n)s jaaegaa!
kyaa motee khaakar kauaa sach men ha(n)s ho jaataa hai?
phir kaue kee zimmedaaree aaKhir kaun nibhaataa hai?

aur bhee kitane pakShee hain jo roz dvaar par aate hain,
lekin sab kahate hain pakShee, bin paanee mar jaate hain!
kauaa kankaḌ Daal-Daal kar paanee oopar le aataa hai,
iseelie to mujhako sab chiḌiyon men kauaa bhaataa hai!

sab kahate hain kuchh saalon men main bhee baḌaa ho jaaoo(n)gaa.
phir apanee bachchon jaisee baaton par khud pachhataaoo(n)gaa.
kavitaa men to har bachchaa kisse managaḌhe sunaataa hai.
sach bas itanaa hai ki kauaa kaa(n)v-kaa(n)v chillaataa hai! vo hee hai vo kauaa jisase , apane ghar kaa naataa hai

mainne sunaa din aaegaa jab kauaa motee khaayegaa
lekin shaayad motee usake kanTh men hee pha(n)s jaaegaa
kyaa motee khaakar kauaa sach men hans ho jaataa hai?
phir kaue kee zimmedaaree aaKhir kaun nibhaataa hai ?

aur bhee kitane pakShee hain jo roz dvaar par aate hain
lekin sab kahate hain pakShee, bin paanee mar jaate hain
kauaa kankaḌ Daal Daal paanee oopar le aataa hai
iseelie to mujhako sab chiḌiyon men kauaa bhaataa hai

sab kahate hain kuchh saalon men main bhee baḌaa ho jaaoo(n)gaa
phir apanee bachchon jaisee baaton par khud pachhataaoo(n)gaa
kavitaa men to har bachchaa kisse managaḌhe sunaataa hai
sach bas itanaa hai ki kauaa kaa(n)v-kaa(n)v chillaataa hai
- Jaya Prasad
Recited by: Jogendra Singh

काव्यालय को प्राप्त: 15 May 2021. काव्यालय पर प्रकाशित: 9 Jul 2021

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