Karwan Gujar Gaya

Awesome! Poem by Gopal Das ‘Neeraj’ ji. Heard him live when he came to IIT on a kavi sammelan. I am a fan since then.

Swapnjhhare phool se,
meet chubhhe shool se,
lut gaye shringaar sabhii baag ke babool se ;
aur hum khhade-khhade bahaar dekhte rahe |
kaarwaan guzar gayaa, gubaar dekhte rahe !

Neend bhi khulii na thii ki haay dhoop dhhal gayii,
paav jab talak uthein ki zindagii phisal gayii,
paatpaat jhhar gaye ki shaakhh-shaakhh jal gayii,
chaah to nikal sakii na, par umar nikal gayii,
geet ashk ban gaye,
chhand ho dafan gaye,
saath ke sabhi diye dhhuaa-dhhuaa pehan gaye,
aur hum jhhuke-jhhuke,
mod par ruke-ruke,
umr ke chadhhaav ka utaar dekhte rahe |
kaarwaan guzar gayaa, gubaar dekhte rahe !

Kya shabaab tha ki phool-phool pyaar kar uthhaa,
kya suroop thha ki dekhh aayinaa sihar uthha,
is taraf zameen aur aasmaan udhar uthha
thhaam kar jigar uthha ki jo milaa nazar uthha,
ek din magar yahaan,
aisii kuchh hawaan chalii,
lut gayii kalii-kalii ki ghhut gayii galii-galii,
aur hum lute-lute,
waqt se pite-pite,
saans ki sharaab ka khumaar dekhte rahe |
kaarwaan guzar gaya, gubaar dekhte rahe !

Haath the mile ki zulf chaand ki sanwaar doon,
honthh the khule ki har bahaar ko pukaar doon,
dard tha diyaa gayaa ki har dukhii ko pyaar doon,
aur saans yun ki swarg bhoomi par utaar doon,
ho sakaa na kuch magar,
shaam ban gayi sahar,
vah uthi lahar ki deh gaye kile bikhar-bikhar,
aur hum dare-dare,
neer nayan mein bhare,
odhkar kafan, pade mazaar dekhte rahe |
kaarwaan guzar gaya, gubaar dekhte rahe !

Maang bhar chali ki ek, jab nayi-nayi kiran,
dhholke dhumak uthhii, thhumak uthhe charan-charan,
shor mach gaya ki lo chalii dulhan, chalii dulhan,
gaanv sab umad padaa, behak uthe nayan-nayan,
par tabhii zehar bharii,
gaaz ek beh girii,
punchh gayaa sindhoor taar-taar hui choonri,
aur hum anjaan se,
door ke makaan se,
paalkii liye hue kahaar dekhte rahe |
kaarwaan guzar gaya, gubaar dekhte rahe !

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3 thoughts on “Karwan Gujar Gaya

  1. gaurav tandon

    I love this poetry from Niraj-ji.

    I want to download the song sung by rafi (the same poetry)

    Please help me.

    Thanks
    Gaurav

    Reply

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