Sunday, July 12, 2009

Textbook Poems


Text-Books are wonderful especially books till highschool. A dimai size book which contained a rainbow of literary material suitable for the pre-teen understanding. full of wise thoughts and ideas that shape your imagination and thought process.



There was this small poetic fable about a greedy man who killed his hen for quick profit:

ek bahut tha lobhi bhai jiski jyada thi na kamai.
Rukhi sukhi roti khata sukh se apna samay bitata.
par kismat ne palta khaya lobhi k ghar bhi dhan aaya.
usne murgi pali ek, jo thi seedhi sadhi ati nek.
do sone k ande pyare deti thi uth din sare.
jab lobhi ye ande pata, khushi khushi se samay bitata.
lobhi k man lalach aaya ......
kyon na mar murgi ko dalun, sare ande saath nikalun.
lobhi fauran chaku laya. murgi mari khun bahaya
anda ek na usne paya. ro ro kar bahut pachhtaya.


Another one which depicted the scene where Subhash Chandra Bose is giving his famous speech in Rangoon to the Azad Hind Fauz:

.. youn kahte kahte waqta ki aankho me khun utar aaya
mukh rakt warn hogaya, damak uthi raktim kaya.
ajanubahu oonchi kar k wo bole rakt mujhe dena.
uske badle me bharat ki aajadi tum mujhse lena.
.....
us din taron ne dekha tha hindustani vishwas naya.
jab likha tha ranveeron ne khoon se apna itihas naya.


and who can forget the power packed words of Subhadra kumari chauhan,listen to them even when you are in deep slumber and your last drop of blood will be supercharged with adrenelin rush. She was the first satyagrahi to be arrested..

Sinhasan hil uthe rajvanshon ne bhrikuti tani thi,
Boodhe bharat mein aayi phir se nayi javaani thi,
Gumi hui azaadi ki kimat sabne pahachaani thi,
Door phirangi ko karane ki sabane man mein thaani thi.
Chamak uthi san sattaavan mein, vah talvaar puraani thi,
Bundele harbolon ke munh hamane suni kahaani thi,
Khoob ladi mardaani vah to jhansi vaali raani thi


Most of the poems were of patriotic flavor the inspiring "Veer tum badhe chalo"

samne pahad ho singh ki dahad ho
tum nidar hato nahi tum nidar dato wohin

veer tum badhe chalo dheer tum badhe chalo

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India was going through the darkest phase in her history, poverty and social conditions were at the all time low, in these times the powerful words of the poets gave much needed hope and light to the countrymen.... "Yeh diya bujhe nahi" ... This poem was part of 10th standard If i remember correctly.


ghor andhkar ho, chal rahi bayar ho.
aaj dwar dwar par yeh diya bujhe nahi
yeh nishith ka diya la raha vihan hai

shakti ka diya hua dhakti ko diya hua
bhakti se diya hua yeh swantrata diya
....
teen char fool hain,aas paas dhool hain
bans hain babool hain, ghas ke dukool hain

vayu bhi hilor de, foonk de chakor de
kabra par mazar par, yeh diya bujhe nahi
yeh kisi shaheed ka punya prandan hai


normally the first poem of the book used to be a vandana or prayer, but the book in 4th or 5th standard had this request from a flower that it wanted to be used for the cause of nation "Pushp ki abhilasha".


mujhe tod lena vanmali, us path par dena tum fenk
matrabhoomi par sheesh chadhane jis path jayen sheesh anek



koshish karne walon ki from harivansh rai bachchan...

lahron se dar kar nauka paar nahi hoti
koshish karne walon ki kabhi haar nahi hoti

asafalta ek chunauti hai, ise sweeekar karo
kya kamee rah gayee dekho aur sudhar karo
jab tak na safal ho neend chain to mat tyaoge
sangharsha ka maidan chhodkar mat bhago tum
kuchh kiye bina hi jay jaykar nahi hoti
koshish karne walon ki kabhi haar nahi hoti


then finally my fav and i cant decide which part of it is the best... Krishna ki chetawani

varshon tak van me ghoom ghoom vadha vighno ko choom choom
sah dhoop dham pani paththar pandav aaye kuchh aur nikhar
....

hari ne apna rup vistar kiya dag mag diggaj dole
bhagwan kupit hokar bole janjeer badha ab bandh mujhe
haan haan duryodhan baandh mujhe
hit vachan nahi tune mana maitri ka mol na pahchana
to le main bhi ab jata hoon antim sankalp sunata hoon
yachna nahi ab ran hoga jeewan jay ya maran hoga
....

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