Just Like That

Kahan gaya wah swargik Saaki,
Kahan gayee surbhit haala,
Kahan gaya swapnil madiralaya
Kahan gaya swarnim payaala!
Peenewaalon ne madira ka
Mulya, hai, kab pehchaana?
Phoot chuka jab madhu ka pyaala,
Toot chuki jab Madhushala!

( Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Madhushala)

(Complete Madhushala in Devnagri is available on my “Writings Page“. Check out the section “Hindi Poems by Others”)

Literal Translation (To the extent I could do it)

Where is that heavenly wine-maid, where is that scented wine, where is that dream-like wine-shop, where is that golden wine-glass! Alas! When have the drinkers recognized the value of wine? Then when the glass of wine has broken down and the tavern has crumbled.

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About Jaya

Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various towns of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started Pothi.com, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe (http://instascribe.com) with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: https://jayajha.wordpress.com Twitter: @jayajha Facebook: http://facebook.com/MovingOnTheBook

One thought on “Just Like That

  1. Since I am removing the Haloscan Comments, I am copy-pasting the comments I got on this post here.

    “Peeda me aanand jise ho … aaye meri madhushala”

    Thanks for reminding of this lovely creation
    shashank | 11.02.04 – 11:33 am | #

    hey jaya,
    how were ur placements in IITK
    2004.I hope u will answer .cheers
    Ramnik | 11.02.04 – 9:50 pm | #

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