Just Like That

Your browser needs to be unicode enabled to be able to view the following text in Devanagri.

जगती की शीतल हाला-सी,
पथिक, नहीं मेरी हाला,
जगती के ठंढे प्याले-सा,
पथिक, नहीं मेरा प्याला,
        ज्वाल-सुरा जलते प्याले में
        दग्ध हृदय की कविता है;
जलने से भयभीत न जॊ हॊ,
आऎ मेरी मधुशाला ।

( 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) My wine is not like the cooling wine of the world, o traveller! My wine-glass is not cold like that of the world, o traveller. Fire like wine is there in the burning wine-glass. Those who do not fear getting burnt should come to my tavern.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s