Madhushala by Harivansh Rai Bachchan – Part 9

Kya mujhko aavashyaktaa hai
saaki se maangu haalaa,
kya mujhko aavashyaktaa hai
saaki se chaahun pyaalaa,
pikar madiraa mast hua to
pyaar kiya kyaa madiraa se!
mai to paagal ho uthtaa hun
sun leta yadi madhushala.

ek samay santushta bahut thaa
paa mai thodi-si haalaa,
bholaa-sa tha mera saaki,
chotaa-sa mera pyaalaa,
chote-se is jag ki mere
swarg balaaye letaa tha,
vistrit jag me, haay, gayi kho
meri nanhi madhushala!

mai madiraalaya ke andar hun,
mere haathon me pyaalaa,
pyaale me madiraalaya bimbit
karnewaali hai haalaa,
is udhed-bun me hi mera
saaraa jivan beet gayaa –
mai madhushala ke andar ya
mere andar madhushala.

kise nahin peene se naataa,
kise nahin bhaataa pyaalaa,
is jagati ke madiraalaya me
tarah-tarah ki hai haalaa,
apni-apni ikchaa ke
anusaar sabhi pi madmaate,
ek sabhi kaa madak saaki,
ek sabhi ki madhushala.

wah haalaa, kar shaant sake jo
mere antar ki jwaalaa,
jisme mai bimbit-pratibimbit
pratipal, wah meraa pyaalaa,
madhushala wah nahin jahan par
madiraa bechi jaati hai,
bhet jahan masti ki milti
meri to wah madhushala.

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