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Poem in Hindi – Ek Boond Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Hindi Language

Today, I will share an inspirational poem in Hindi. The poet has portrayed the life of a drop and gave a message that our life is not different than the life of a drop.

Below is the poem in Devanagari fonts (Hindi) with the literal translation in English. I hope that you will try to comprehend the poem with the given explanation. So, here it is.

कविता (Kavita – Poem) : एक बूँद (Ek Boond – A drop)
कवि (Kavi – Poet) : अयोध्या सिंह उपाध्याय ‘हरिऔध’ (Ayodhya Singh Upadhyaya “Hariaudh”)

ज्यों निकल कर बादलों की गोद से।
थी अभी एक बूँद कुछ आगे बढ़ी।।
सोचने फिर फिर यही जी में लगी।
आह क्यों घर छोड़कर मैं यों बढ़ी।।

Jyon nikal kar baadalon ki gowd se
(as leaving the bosom of the clouds)
thi abhi ek boond kuch aage badi,
(a little drop of water had proceeded a bit ahead)
Sochne phir-phir yehi ji mein lagi,
(she started thinking again and again)
Aah! kyon ghar choRkar main yun badi ?
(Oh! Why did I left my home like this?)

दैव मेरे भाग्य में क्या है बढ़ा।
में बचूँगी या मिलूँगी धूल में।।
या जलूँगी गिर अंगारे पर किसी।
चू पडूँगी या कमल के फूल में।।

Dev mere bhagy mein kya hai bada
(O destiny, what would be my fate)
main bachungi ya milungi dhool mein?
(will I live or get swallowed up by dust?)
ya jalungi gir angaare par kisi?
(or would I burn out by falling on some fire?)
choo padungi ya kamal ke phool mein?
(or I will land on a lotus blossom?)

बह गयी उस काल एक ऐसी हवा।
वह समुन्दर ओर आई अनमनी।।
एक सुन्दर सीप का मुँह था खुला।
वह उसी में जा पड़ी मोती बनी।।

Beh gayi us kaal ek aisi hawaa,
(At that moment came a gust of breeze)
voh samundar aur aayi anamani,
(and carried her unheeding to the sea)
ek sundar seep ka munh tha khula,
(a beautiful oyster was open)
woh usi mein ja pari moti bani
(where she fell and became a pearl)

लोग यों ही है झिझकते, सोचते।
जबकि उनको छोड़ना पड़ता है घर।।
किन्तु घर का छोड़ना अक्सर उन्हें।
बूँद लौं कुछ और ही देता है कर।।

log yun hi hain jhijhakte, sochte,
(People often hesitate and think)
jabaki unko choRna padta hai ghar,
(when they have to leave their homes)
kintu ghar ka choRna aksar unhein,
(But quite often, leaving their homes)
boond laun kuch aur hi deta hai kar
(transforms them like the tiny drop of water)

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  1. pallavi:


  2. jilani:

    This is my childhood Kavita… When I was five standard in village school.we are sitting on a land in the roof of nature shadow’tree’.then and now ,no expression change in my heart about this Kavita…
    Thanxx ur for remembring ,motivational cum emotional moment in childhood… Thanxx again

  3. Justin vunay:

    I’m read this poem in3 class

  4. रचना:

    Beautiful poem
    Gives positive thought towards oneself life

  5. vishakha:

    this poem was very good

  6. Ritik:

    Very god poem

  7. victor Debbarma:

    I like this poem…

  8. rohan sinha:

    Good poem

  9. Rishab sinha:

    I use this poem on Hindi divas….

  10. arfan mohd:

    very nice poem

  11. Mamta:

    Thank you for posting it online!

  12. prasoon varshney:

    I had learnt about this poem in class 2nd or 3rd; I had liked the poem very much and still like especially for the last stanza.

  13. Jiya:

    I am learning this poem in my school.. Very awesome and inspiring

  14. Shakti:

    A very inspirational poem.
    I learnt this poem in class5,6,7,8$9
    Will never forget this beautiful poem!

  15. Ravi Yadav:

    Very very very nice lines

  16. TARUNA:


    • Arham khan:

      @TARUNA Very nice

    • Arham khan:

      @TARUNA I love this poem I like your idea of writing it very very very nice

  17. sujeet srivastava:

    This is my best favourate poem ,read in primary class…..yet now I was searching this poem in books but not found n was disappointed but today sudden I think to search it on web …Oh it was amazing for me as l saw the lines “jyo nikal kar..” on the screen , unable to explain my happiness…

  18. Harjas:

    ✌nicely written

  19. Arham khan:


  20. rajeev kumar:

    read it in praimery class , searched many times ,found to-day .A full of positiviti ,nice poem

  21. rekha:

    nice poem

  22. Karanpareya:

    Super cool poem

  23. Shyam Sreedharan:

    the poem is wonderful and sir your explanation comes to be attractive and informative. the language is easy to understand and I can teach my students easily. My request if you can give some questions and answers for the poem. I am sincerely waiting for your reply.
    Thanking you