Just Like That

Dar-dar ghoom raha tha tab main
Chillata- Haala! Haala!
Mujhe na milta tha madiralaya,
mujhe na milta tha pyaala;
Milan hua, par nahin milan-sukh
Likha hua tha kismat main,
Ab main jamkar baith gaya hoon,
Ghoom rahee hai 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)

In those days I was going door to door asking desperately for wine. I was unable to find the wine-shop. I was unable to find the wine-glass. Union happened, but luck would not have the pleasure of union for me. Now, I am sitting stationary, and the tavern is revolving.

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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

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