Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907-2003) is a famous Hindi poet of the Chhayavaad or romantic literary movement in the 20th century.
You know his famous son and grandson, the film actors Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan.
Today, click on Ay Chaand by Harivansh Rai Bachchan to read this Hindi poem, and try to understand what the poet is saying. You may ask your Hindi teacher to explain what you don’t follow, although it is written in fairly easy Hindi.
The poet uses a series of simple metaphors to convey his meaning. Finally, he quotes from the famous Urdu poet, Mirza Ghalib, to convey the essence of his thought.
Don’t forget to leave Comments about what you understood and liked in this poem.
You can read more poems by Harivansh Rai Bachchan in Geeta Kavita.