Just Like That

मुझे पिलाने को लाए हो
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?

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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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