साधू, संत, फकीर, औलिया, दानवीर, भिखमंगे
दो रोटी के लिए रात-दिन नाचें होकर नंगे
घाट-घाट घूमे, निहारी सारी दुनिया
दाता एक राम, भिखारी सारी दुनिया !
राजा, रंक, सेठ, संन्यासी, बूढ़े और नवासे
सब कुर्सी के लिए फेंकते उल्टे-सीधे पासे
द्रौपदी अकेली, जुआरी सारी दुनिया
दाता एक राम, भिखारी सारी दुनिया !
कहीं न बुझती प्यास प्यार की, प्राण कंठ में अटके
घर की गोरी क्लब में नाचे, पिया सड़क पर भटके
शादीशुदा होके, कुँआरी सारी दुनिया
दाता एक राम, भिखारी सारी दुनिया !
पंचतत्व की बीन सुरीली, मनवा एक सँपेरा
जब टेरा, पापी मनवा ने, राग स्वार्थ का टेरा
संबंधी हैं साँप, पिटारी सारी दुनिया
दाता एक राम, भिखारी सारी दुनिया !

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

Isaac Rosenberg was an English poet of the First World War who was considered to be one of the greatest of all English war poets. His "Poems from the Trenches" are recognised as some of the most outstanding written during the First World War.

Isaac Rosenberg was born to Barnet...

Poem of the day

Who will away to Athens with me? Who
Loves choral songs and maidens crown'd with flowers,
Unenvious? mount the pinnace; hoist the sail.
I promise ye, as many as are here,
Ye shall not, while ye tarry with me, taste
From unrinsed barrel the diluted...