अंधेरे का दीपक, बच्चन / Andhere ka Deepak, Bachchan

Dhai Aakhar - Poetry of Life

13-01-2022 • 11 mins

We start with a poem that serves as a warning message on Corona pandemic. The title of the poem is – “Mat Nikal” (मत निकल - Don’t go out), a poem written by Sharad Gupta but wrongly recognized as one written by Harivansh Rai Bachchan, probably because of its similarity with Agnipath (अग्निपथ). Every word of the poem is spot on for today's situation, sample this:

संतुलित व्यवहार कर, बन्द तू किवाड़ कर

घर में बैठ, इतना भी तू ना मचल

मत निकल, मत निकल, मत निकल

Then we read a poem written by Harivansh Rai Bachchan – Andhere ka Deepak (अंधेरे का दीपक - a lamp in the dark). This is a poem of optimism and hope, which gives a message of lighting a lamp however dark one’s time may get. A ray of hope in the face of difficult and changing times. Some hard-hitting lines, such as these:

किन्तु ऐ निर्माण के प्रतिनिधि, तुझे होगा बताना,

जो बसे हैं वे उजड़ते हैं प्रकृति के जड़ नियम से,

पर किसी उजड़े हुए को फिर बसाना कब मना है?

है अँधेरी रात पर दीपक जलाना कब मना है?

Welcome to the firstDhai Aakhar – a Poetry Podcast”. This is a podcast of upbeat Hindi Poems about hope, life and optimism.

We have one more Podcast, exclusively about the stories and poetry of Bachchan’s Madhushala. Please check out here.

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Credits:

  1. Poems written by Sharad Gupta and Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan

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