Harivansh Rai Bachchan - Jo Beet Gayi

Jeevan Main Ek Sitara Tha
Maana Vah Behad Pyara Tha
Vah Doob Gaya To Doob Gaya
Ambar Kay Aanan Ko Dekho
Kitne Iskay Taare Toote
Kitne Iskay Pyare Choote
Jo Choot Gaye Fir Kahan Mile
Par Bolo Toote Taaron Par
Kab Ambar Shok Manata Hai
Jo Beet Gayi So Baat Gayi

Jeevan Main Vah Tha Ek Kusum
They Us Par Nitya Nichavar Tum
Vah Sookh Gaya TO Sookh Gaya
Madhuvan Ki Chaati Ko Dekho
Sookhi Kitni Iski Kaliyan
Murjhaayi Kitni ballriyan
Jo Murjhayi Woh Fir Kahan Khili
Par Bolo Sookhe Phoolon Par
Kab Madhuban Shor Machata hai
Jo Beet Gayi So Bat Gayi

jeevan Main Madhu Ka Pyala Tha
Tumnay Tan Man De Daala Tha
Wah Toot Gaya To Toot Gaya
Madiralya Kay Aangan Ko Dekho
Kitne Pyale Hil Jaate Hain
Gir Mitti Main Mil Jaate Hain
Jo Girte Hain Kab Uthte Hain
Par Bolo Toote Pyalo Par
Kab Madiralaya Pachtata Hai
Jo Beet Gayi So Baat Gayi

Mridu Mitti Kay Hain Bane Hue
Madhu Ghoot Phoota Hi Kartay Hain
Laghu Jeevan Lekar Aaye Hain
Pyale Toota Hi Karte Hain
Fir Bhi Madiralaya Kay Andar
Madhu Kay Ghat Hai Madhu Pyale Hain
Jo Madakta Kay Maare Hain
Vey Madhu Loota Hi Kartay Hain
Va Kachcha Peene Wala Hai
Jiski Mamta Ghat Pyalon Par
Jo Sachchey Madhu Sey Jala Hua
Kab Rota Hai Chillata Hai
Jo Beet Gayi So Baat Gayi

I have been told that Harivansh Rai Bachchan wrote this poem when his wife expired. I am supposed to confirm this and am not sure where I can find details about this, but the fact of the matter is, this is a piece of gem and I am sure that this would be on top of my mind for a long long time to come. And since I tend to recommend very fwe things, I would say if anyone is feeling down at any point of time, PLEASE PLEASE go and read Jo Beet Gayi.

P.S.: The same thing is available in Hindi at the link http://www.anubhuti-hindi.org/gauravgram/bachchan/beetgayi.htm

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi saurabh
u've done a good job in your blog.
nice to see someone so deeply invoved in the great poets' work...
would be good if you would write your opinoins too.

megha
(budhiam@abs.amity.edu)

Sruthi said...

Well.. Its really great to see this poem. I happened to read it in my 7th standard and.. I instantly became a fan of Bachchan ji...

I love this poem and I am greatfull to u for posting this in english... I loved it.

Sruthi V
(sruthi447ece@yahoo.co.in)

Gaurav said...

Well done,
Yeah, u r right tht this poem is written by Bachchan ji when her wife expired.
But neway this poem is very inspiring.

Gaurav

Strider said...

One of the best poems I've read!
very beautiful isnt it?

Anonymous said...

Mrs Teji Bachchan just dies recently, so I dont think Mr Bachchan wrote this poem for his living wife

Anonymous said...

Since Tejji Bacchan died after him... It cud'nt be true tht he wrote it after his wife's death... But its beautiful poem nevertheless.. But then Mr. BAcchan is the master..My personal fav" Jeevan ki aapadhapi main, kab itna waqt mila,kucch der wahi par baith kabhi yeh soch saku.. jo kiya, kaha , maana --usme kya bhala, Bura"

abspower said...

Hi, this is to clarify that when it is said that he wrote this poem when his wife died, it is in referece to his first wife Shyama, who died in 1936 and not about Teji Bachchan, who passed away in 2007.
Teji Bachchan was the second wife of Mr. Bachchan and he married her in 1941.

jaimurti said...

teji bachaan was his second wife

Anand said...

This poem was written by Mr. bachan when his first wife was dead. Teji was her second wife.
If anyone interested in knowing the details, they can read his Jeewni.
it has four parts.
you can find reference to this poem in his jeewni called "Dashdwar se Sopan tak"

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