ये बँधन/These Bonds

This is a very old poem, which I found in one of my old diary. I have written this in 1993 when I was a college student. Reading this reminds me of those days which were so happy and carefree.  When we used to see life through coloured glassess. Life was a fairy tale and I was full of positivity and enthusiasm! I must say those were the days! 🙂

Sharing this poem here. With its latest English translation below it-

ये बँधन अच्छे लगते हैं,

नींद में अलसाई आँखों को जैसे,

सब सपने सच्चे लगते हैं,

वैसे ही तन को साँसों के,

ये बँधन अच्छे लगते हैं।

कच्चे धागे की पक्की डोर से,

बँधा आकाश धरती के छोर से,

उगता सूरज भी तो बँधा है,

नए दिन की नई भोर से,

उसी पुराने खँडर में निशदिन,

नए नए मेले सजते हैं,

वैसे ही तन को साँसों के,

ये बँधन अच्छे लगते हैं।

मेघों के आँचल से बँधा यह सावन,

प्यासी धरती की प्यास बुझाए,

चँदा से बँधी यह चंचल चाँदनी,

मन में नए अरमान जगाए,

पतझड़ में उजड़े वृक्ष बसंत में,

नई नई रचना रचते हैं,

वैसे ही तन को साँसों के,

ये बँधन अच्छे लगते हैं।

कल की यादों से बँधा यह आज,

कल के लिए नए सपने सजाए,

नए किनरों से बँधकर भी यह जीवन,

उन्मुक्त धारा सा बहता जाए,

शाँत लहर की मुस्कान के भीतर,

कितने ही तूफान बसते हैं,

वैसे ही तन को साँसों के,

ये बँधन अच्छे लगते हैं।

जीवन की पहेली का उत्तर,

छिपा है ज्यों मृग में कस्तूरी,

साँसों की तारों से बँधकर हम,

जानते हैं मौत से दो कदम की दूरी,

फिर भी इस नशवर संसार से,

स्वयं को हम बाँधे रखते हैं,

वैसे ही तन को साँसों के,

ये बँधन अच्छे लगते हैं।

दीपक से बँधकर यह बाती,

अँधकार को प्रकाशित कर जाती,

किंतु जब बुझ जाए दीपक,

तो कहलाए केवल माटी,

बिन मोल की अनमोल माटी से हम,

कितने ही दीप बना सकते हैं,

वैसे ही तन को साँसों के,

ये बँधन अच्छे लगते हैं।

Here is its translated version of the above poem-

These bonds are adorable to me

As heavy eyes with sleep believes

In all kinds of dreams it see

In the same way I too adore

These bonds of body and soul!

The sky seems tied up with the earth

With strong bonds of fragile thread 

Rising Sun is too attatched with

A fresh morning and a new birth

Bonds of weary buildings of body with souls

Which we keep decorating with new hopes 

In the same way I too adore

These bonds of body and soul !

Bonds of dark clouds with falling rain

Saves the thirsty earth from pain

Bonds of moon with its silver shine

Give new dreams to our open eyes

Falling leaves of trees in autumn

Gets renewed in spring season

In the same way I too adore

These bonds of body and soul!

Lost in memories of yesterday

We decorate dreams for coming days

While attaching itself with new shores

Life keeps moving with its flow

Within peace of peaceful waves

How many storms silently lays

In the same way I too adore

These bonds of body and soul!

The answers to life’s unsolved riddle

Are hidden as musk inside a deer

While tied up with strings of incoming breathes

We are aware death is just away few steps

Still we get attatched to this perishing world

In the same way I too adore

These bonds of body and soul!

As one little flame in earthen lamp

Can fight darkness to bring its end

But when this lamp gets destroy

It is no more than ordinary soil

By reshaping this priceless soil

We can lit numerous flames with lamps

In the same way I too adore

These bonds of body and soul!

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78 thoughts on “ये बँधन/These Bonds

  1. You’re one who should be adhored with beautiful words of poetry . Or a poem should be written in praise of writing skills.

    Though I am poor in writing them so I use simple words to make you realize you are beyond appreciation.

    I don’t know you fall in love with self or not but you deserve to loved by eternal self. Which is within you.

    Have great time.

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    1. OMG! That’s a huge compliment Nisthur! Thank You so much! This is one of oldest poems of mine. As sometimes I go blank for days and weeks and couldn’t wtite a single word.
      So thought I can use some from my old collections. Glad you liked it! 🙂

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          1. Indeed it’s right platform to share poems which are carving for readers and looking for the freedom from dairy to open platform where people can appreciate them. Cherish the emotions feels the words .

            Thanks for letting them fly here.

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      1. I have a love for exploring other languages, even though I am not fluent in any of them. It is just something I took an interest in a long time when I saw some Sanskrit for the very first time. There are some languages that are just so stunning. Hindi is one of them! I can’t read it, but it looked familiar. The two languages together, though, add a lot of depth to your posts. I love your blog already!

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        1. Wow! Thank you so much! Im so happy you liked my poems. Sanskrit is one of the oldest language. Enrich and deep! Hindi too is as beautiful. Our mother tongue! If you ever need any help in both of these languages you can ask me!

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    1. Hi Cattie!
      Yes soul is bonded to universe but till it is with the body we are alive. That’s why I said we love this bond as we experience life only boz of this bond after it soul leaves back to its true home!

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