इतनी थोड़ी-सी हाला!
मुझे दिखाने को लाए हो
एक यही छिछला प्याला!
इतनी पी जीने से अच्छा
सागर की ले प्यास मरूँ;
सिंधु-तृषा दी किसने रचकर
बिंदु बराबर 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)
You have brought so little wine for me to drink! You have brought this shallow wine-glass for me! Instead of living on this little amount, I would rather die with the thirst of the sea; who has given this thirst for the sea after having made the tavern of one drop?