Raat Aadhee Kheench Kar Meree Hathelee
raat aadhee kheench kar meree hathelee
ek ungalee se likhaa thaa pyaar tumane.

faasalaa thaa kuchh hamaare bistaron men
aur chaaron or duniyaa so rahee thee.
taarikaaain hee gagan kee jaanatee hain
jo dashaa dil kee tumhaare ho rahee thee.
main tumhaare paas hokar door tumase
adhajagaa saa aur adhasoyaa huaa saa.
raat aadhee kheench kar meree hathelee
ek ungalee se likhaa thaa pyaar tumane.

ek bijalee chhoo gaee sahasaa jagaa main
kRShNapakShee chaa(n)d nikalaa thaa gagan men.
is tarah karavaT paḌee thee tum ki aa(n)soo
bah rahe the is nayan se us nayan men.
main lagaa doo(n) aag is sansaar men
hai pyaar jisamen is tarah asamarth kaatar.
jaanatee ho us samay kyaa kar guzarane
ke lie thaa kar diyaa taiyaar tumane!
raat aadhee kheench kar meree hathelee
ek ungalee se likhaa thaa pyaar tumane.

praat hee kee or ko hai raat chalatee
au ujaale men andheraa Doob jaataa.
manch hee pooraa badalataa kaun aisee
khoobiyon ke saath parade ko uThaataa.
ek cheharaa saa lagaa tumane liyaa thaa
aur mainne thaa utaaraa ek cheharaa.
vo nishaa kaa svapn meraa thaa ki apane
par gḥazab kaa thaa kiyaa adhikaar tumane.
raat aadhee kheench kar meree hathelee
ek ungalee se likhaa thaa pyaar tumane.

aur utane faasale par aaj tak
sau yatn karake bhee n aaye phir kabhee ham.
phir n aayaa vakt vaisaa
phir n maukaa us tarah kaa
phir n lauTaa chaa(n)d nirmam.
aur apanee vedanaa main kyaa bataaoo(n).
kyaa naheen ye panktiyaa(n) khud bolatee hain?
bujh naheen paayaa abhee tak us samay jo
rakh diyaa thaa haath par angaar tumane.
raat aadhee kheench kar meree hathelee
- Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Recited by: Vinod Tewary

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Harivansh Rai Bachchan
's other poems on Kaavyaalaya

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 Is Paar Us Paar
 Kahte Hain Taare Gaate Hain
 Jugnoo
 Prateekshaa
 Madhushaalaa
 Mujhe Pukaar Lo
 Yaatraa Aur Yaatree
 Raat Aadhee Kheench Kar Meree Hathelee
 Lo Din Bitaa, Lo Raat Gayee
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'Chhipaa Lenaa'
Ram Krishna "Kaushal"


jab veg pavan kaa baḌh jaae
anchal men deep chhipaa lenaa.

kuchh kahate kahate ruk jaanaa
kuchh aankhon aankhon kah denaa
kuchh sun lenaa chupake chupake
kuchh chupake chupake sah lenaa

rahane dekar man kee man men
tum geet praNay ke gaa lenaa

jab veg man kaa baḌh jaae
anchal men deep chhipaa lenaa.

nabh men neerav taare honge
man men hongee baaten manakee
kuchh sapane honge rang bhare
kuchh yaaden beete jeevan kee

jab chaand ghaTaa men muskaae
tum ur kee peer sulaa lenaa

jab veg pavan kaa baḌh jaae
anchal men deep chhipaa lenaa.

kuchh sanyam se kuchh nishchay se
nij yauvan man chhalate jaanaa

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'Soorya'
Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar'


soory, tumhen dekhate-dekhate
main vRddh ho gayaa.

log kahate hain,
mainne tumhaaree kiraNen pee hain,
tumhaaree aag ko
paas baiThakar taapaa hai.

aur afavaah yah bhee hai
..

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