Yaatraa Aur Yaatree
         saa(n)s chalatee hai tujhe
         chalanaa paḌegaa hee musaaphir!

chal rahaa hai taarakon kaa
dal gagan men geet gaataa,
chal rahaa aakaash bhee hai
shoony men bhramataa-bhramaataa,
                 paa(n)v ke neeche paḌee
                 achalaa naheen, yah chanchalaa hai,
ek kaN bhee, ek kShaN bhee
ek thal par Tik n paataa,
                 shaktiyaa(n) gati kee tujhe
                 sab or se ghere hue hai;
                 sthaan se apane tujhe
                 Talanaa paḌegaa hee, musaaphir!
         saa(n)s chalatee hai tujhe
         chalanaa paḌegaa hee musaaphir!

the jahaa(n) par gart pairon
ko zamaanaa hee paḌaa thaa,
pattharon se paa(n)v ke
chhaale chhilaanaa hee paḌaa thaa,
                 ghaas makhamal-see jahaa(n) thee
                 man gayaa thaa loT sahasaa,
thee ghanee chhaayaa jahaa(n) par
tan juḌaanaa hee paḌaa thaa,
                 pag pareekShaa, pag pralobhan
                 zor-kamazoree bharaa too
                 is taraph DaTanaa udhar
                 Dhalanaa paḌegaa hee, musaaphir;
         saa(n)s chalatee hai tujhe
         chalanaa paḌegaa hee musaaphir!

shool kuchh aise, pago men
chetanaa kee sphoorti bharate,
tez chalane ko vivash
karate, hameshaa jabaki gaḌate,
                 shukriyaa unakaa ki ve
                 path ko rahe prerak banaae,
kintu kuchh aise ki rukane
ke lie majaboor karate,
                 aur jo utsaah kaa
                 dete kalejaa cheer, aise
                 kanTakon kaa dal tujhe
                 dalanaa paḌegaa hee, musaaphir;
         saa(n)s chalatee hai tujhe
         chalanaa paḌegaa hee musaaphir!

soory ne ha(n)sanaa bhulaayaa,
chandramaa ne muskuraanaa,
aur bhoolee yaaminee bhee
taarikaaon ko jagaanaa,
                 ek jhonke ne bujhaayaa
                 haath kaa bhee deep lekin
mat banaa isako pathik too
baiTh jaane kaa bahaanaa,
                 ek kone men hRday ke
                 aag tere jag rahee hai,
                 dekhane ko mag tujhe
                 jalanaa paḌegaa hee, musaaphir;
         saa(n)s chalatee hai tujhe
         chalanaa paḌegaa hee musaaphir!

vah kaThin path aur kab
usakee museebat bhoolatee hai,
saa(n)s usakee yaad karake
bhee abhee tak phoolatee hai;
                 yah manuj kee veerataa hai
                 yaa ki usakee behayaaee,
saath hee aashaa sukhon kaa
svapn lekar jhoolatee hai
                 saty sudhiyaa(n), jhooTh shaayad
                 svapn, par chalanaa agar hai,
                 jhooTh se sach ko tujhe
                 chhalanaa paḌegaa hee, musaaphir;
         saa(n)s chalatee hai tujhe
         chalanaa paḌegaa hee musaaphir!
- Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Ref: Satrangini - Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Pub: Rajpal and Sons
Kashmiri Gate, Delhi -

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Harivansh Rai Bachchan
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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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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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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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