Raat aadhi kheench kar meri hatheli

April 2, 2006 at 9:24 am 12 comments

Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Listen (to Amitabh Bachchan read)

Raat aadhi kheench kar meri hatheli
Ek ungli se likha tha pyar, tumne.

Faasla tha kuchh humare bistaron me
Aur charon or duniya so rahi thi.
Tarikayen hi gagan ki janti hain
Jo dasha dil ki tumhare ho rahi thi.
Main tumhare paas hokar door tumse
Adhjaga sa aur adhsoya hua sa.
Raat aadhi kheench kar meri hatheli
Ek ungli se likha tha pyar, tumne.

Ek bijli chhu gayi, sahsa jaga main
Krishnapakshi chaand nikla tha gagan me.
Is tarah karwat padi thi tum ki aansoo
Bah rahe the is nayan se us nayan me.
Main laga doon aag us sansaar me
Hai pyar jisme is tarah asamarth-kaatar.
Jaanti ho us samay kya kar guzarne ke liye
Tha kar diya taiyyaar tumne!
Raat aadhi kheench kar meri hatheli
Ek ungli se likha tha pyar, tumne.

Praath he ki oar ko hai raat chalthi
Auh ujaale mein andhera doob jaata.
Manch he poora badaltha kaun aise
kkoobiyon ke saath parde ko uttatha.
ek chehra sa laga thumne liya tha
aur meine tha utharaa ek chehra.
vo nisha ka swapn mera tha ke apne
par gazab ka tha kiya adhikaar thumne.
Raat aadhi kheench kar meri hatheli
Ek ungli se likha tha pyar, tumne.

Aur utne faasle par aaj tak
Sau yatna kar ke bhi na aye fir kabhi hum.
Fir na aya waqt waisa, fir na mauka us tarah ka
Fir na lauta chaand nirmam.
Aur apni wedna main kya bataun!
Kya nahi ye panktiyan khud bolti hain?
Bujh nahi paya abhi tak us samay jo
Rakh diya tha haath par angaar tumne.
Raat aadhi kheench kar meri hatheli,
Ek ungli se likha tha pyar, tumne.

in devnagiri

Wiki on Harivansh Rai Bachchan here.

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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. alpana  |  June 26, 2006 at 3:54 am

    whats this page about? i am wondering how i will tear myself away from here..the poem is real nice and the audio by the GREAT B IS EVEN NICER..

    Reply
  • 2. blackmamba  |  June 26, 2006 at 6:19 pm

    alpana, welcome to audiopoetry! to find out what this blog is all about check the about page.

    Reply
  • 3. Hilule Osman  |  August 12, 2007 at 9:24 am

    what can i say but a wonderful and beautifule certified poem!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  • 4. yogendra kumar atre  |  October 15, 2007 at 10:46 am

    This is pure romance.

    Reply
  • 5. parmar pravin kumar  |  October 19, 2007 at 9:14 am

    Husn agar bevfa na hota to aashiko ka is duniya mein
    koi nam na hota,
    Kat gaye hath un majduro ke ,
    Varna har ek raste par tajmahal jarur hota.

    Reply
  • 6. parmar pravin kumar"prem"  |  October 19, 2007 at 9:16 am

    ‘Isq ne insan ko kya se kya bana diya;
    kisiko ashik to kishiko pagal bana diya;
    do fulo ka boj nahi utha sakti thi vo mumtaj;
    Aur sahjaha ne uper tajmahal banadiya.’

    Reply
  • 7. bhavin  |  May 5, 2008 at 5:06 am

    its simply great

    Reply
  • 8. jaya  |  June 2, 2008 at 4:27 am

    Very word he write speaks a volume. I must have read his poems a million times and every time i read i cannot heip to stop and wonder how can some love some so much.

    Reply
  • 9. jitesh nikose  |  November 20, 2008 at 9:48 am

    very nice poetry i always used to read the poetry but i like the poetry very much

    Reply
  • 10. rajat  |  October 13, 2010 at 7:04 am

    wat a claaasss poem from bachhan saab………

    Reply
  • 11. Deepak singh pilkhwal  |  January 11, 2011 at 2:31 am

    That’s what we call ‘ROMANTIC’, revives the obsolete way of expressing love,Amitabh’s flow while rading and, excellency of his father’s pen has touched the heart. Would like to go for more of similar kind.

    Reply
  • 12. utm  |  July 5, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    i cn’t control myself to cry after read out this poem. I lv u my doll lv u forever kash tum se bat krke kah pata i lv u. Kash ab bhi ham mil pate bat kr pate pahle ki trh. (for someone special 4me). Thnks for share thi poetry thnk u vry much.

    Reply

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