Ek samay santushta bahut tha Pa main thodee-see haala, Bhola-sa tha mera saaki, Chhota-sa mera pyaala; Chhote-se is jag kee mere Swarg balayen leta tha, Vistrit jag mein, hai, gayee kho Meree nanhi 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)
There was a time when I was highly satisfied with very little wine. My wine-maid was simple/innocent and my glass was a small one. Heaven used to envy this small world of mine. My small tavern, alas, has gotten lost in this vast world.