Dhoop Chhaon – and some tukbandi

Dhoop Chhaon 

                                                                   

Subah subah sooraj ki kirane

Tamaasha bahut dikhaati hain

Beparda khirrki paakar  bekhauff

Mere aangan  mein aati hain.

Fursh par itthlaati kaheen 

Mez kaheen kursi ka roop banaati hain

Kabhi almaari ke sheeshe mein apni

Chhabi dekh itraati hain.

                                 

 

Khaane ki mez ke kaanch par

Kya kya design banaati hain

Aur sofe ke neeche ghuskar

Safaai yaad dilaati hain!

 

Ab to ye ati hui!

Chhat par chaddh

Kaisa swaang rachaaya hai

Shaayad light jal rahi hai, mujhe

Aisa bhram dilaaya hai. 

Kuchh din ki manmaani ye,

Karlo tumko jo karna hai

Abhi to sardi ke din hain

Tumse hum ko kya darna hai!

Achha lagta ye kel tumhaara 

Har adaa tumhaari bhaati hai

Kuchh din ki ye hath-kheli,

Jaldi hi garmi aati hai.

Dhoop-chhaon ki tum hi karta,

Tumne shaayad bhulaaya hai,

Aaj apnaaya, kal bisraaya

Is jagki yeh hi maaya hai.

Hum bhi, parde mote daalkar,

Tumse bachnaa chaahenge

Narm ho tab tak achhi lagti

Varna aankh churayenge…

(This poem has been published in the Devanagari script too. An English translation can be read here.)