Apne yug mein sabke anupam Gyat hui apni haala, Apne yug mein sabko adbhut gyat hua apna pyaala, Phir bhee vriddhon se jab poochha Ek yahi uttar paaya- Ab na rahe we peenewaale, Ab na rahi woh 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)
Everybody finds his wine uncomparable in his time. Everybody finds his wine-glass fantastic in his time. But whenever I asked the old people, I got the same answer – those drinkers are there no more, no more is there that tavern!