जन - गण - मन के देवता , अब तो आँखें खोल
महँगाई से हो गया , जीवन डाँवाडोल
जीवन डाँवाडोल , ख़बर लो शीघ्र कृपालू
कलाकंद के भाव बिक रहे बैंगन - आलू
कहँ ‘ काका ' कवि , दूध - दही को तरसे बच्चे
आठ रुपये के किलो टमाटर , वह भी कच्चे

राशन की दुकान पर , देख भयंकर भीर
‘ क्यू ' में धक्का मारकर , पहुँच गये बलवीर
पहुँच गये बलवीर , ले लिया नंबर पहिला
खड़े रह गये निर्बल , बू ढ़े , बच्चे , महिला
कहँ ‘ काका ' कवि , करके बंद धरम का काँटा
लाला बोले - भागो , खत्म हो गया आटा

About Kaka Hathrasi

Kaka Hathrasi was a noted Hindi satirist and humorist poet of India. His real name was Prabhu Dayal Garg, though he wrote under the pen name Kaka Hathrasi, after his home town Hathras, and published over 42 collections of humorous verse, in all. He established in 1932, Sangeet Karyalaya (initially Garg and Co.), a noted publishing company for books on Indian classical music and dance, and subsequently in 1935, also started publishing a monthly magazine Sangeet, both in Hathras. He was awarded Padma Shri by Government of India in 1985. Today, each year, the Delhi-based "Hindi Academy" awards the annual... Read more...

Poet of the day

John Fuller is an English poet and author, and Fellow Emeritus at Magdalen College, Oxford.

Fuller was born in Ashford, Kent, England, the son of poet and Oxford Professor Roy Fuller, and educated at St Paul's School and New College, Oxford. He began teaching in 1962 at the State University...

Poem of the day

One Joseph 'Rudy' Julian,
A World War Two Marine,
Was killed on Iwo Jima in a
A most heroic scene.

On Iwo Jima, forty-five,
Where three Marine Divisions fought,
The enemy vowed kill ten of us
Before each being caught.

The nineteenth day of...