Hum Panchhi Unmukt Gagan Ke

हम पंछी उन्मुक्त गगन के
- ShivMangal Singh Suman (शिवमंगल सिंह सुमन)

हम पंछी उन्मुक्त गगन के
पिंजरबद्ध न गा पाऍंगे
कनक-तीलियों से टकराकर
पुलकित पंख टूट जाऍंगे ।

हम बहता जल पीनेवाले
मर जाऍंगे भूखे-प्यासे
कहीं भली है कटुक निबोरी
कनक-कटोरी की मैदा से ।

स्वर्ण-श्रृंखला के बंधन में
अपनी गति, उड़ान सब भूले
बस सपनों में देख रहे हैं
तरू की फुनगी पर के झूले ।

ऐसे थे अरमान कि उड़ते
नील गगन की सीमा पाने
लाल किरण-सी चोंच खोल
चुगते तारक-अनार के दाने ।

होती सीमाहीन क्षितिज से
इन पंखों की होड़ा-होड़ी
या तो क्षितिज मिलन बन जाता
या तनती सॉंसों की डोरी ।

नीड़ न दो, चाहे टहनी का
आश्रय छिन्न-भिन्न कर डालो
लेकिन पंख दिए हैं तो
आकुल उड़ान में विघ्न न डालो ।

Category: hindi-poems hindi-poems-for-kids bal-kavita


  • idrees
    19 Sep 13
    Can any one give me the sarankash of the last 2 paras
  • vinod
    13 Sep 13
    what a description of Freedom wish peoples can understand the value
  • sudha
    21 Aug 13
    can i get introduction to this poem
  • sudha
    21 Aug 13
    very touching poem
  • fiza ali
    06 Aug 13
    very ausum
  • Imran khan
    26 Jul 13
    This poem I read when I was in class 4 or 5 its almost 17 years back...and this is the only poem I still remember each n everyword..its pasted in my heart....may be because of simplicity of words..or rhyming of words....
  • Anonymous
    25 Jul 13
    I love this poem from my school time.........
  • Shivangi Singh
    04 Apr 13
    I read this poem about 13 years back and to my surprise this is the only poem that I still remember and love.
  • Birds
    30 Nov 12
    My neighbour has caged birds. Ab mein bas use ye kavita sunaunga
  • rubina kosar
    23 Nov 12
    meaning of taru ki faguni par k jhulai
  • nitish kumar mandal
    05 Oct 12
    i like your article
  • Vineet
    14 Sep 12
    I remember using a few Stanza of this peom while writing Nibandh (Essay) on our Independence/ Sawadheenata Diwas. Thanks for putting up this poem on net.

  • lakshmisameera
    27 Aug 12
    from my 7 standard i loved this poem a lot because it's about the freedom of a birds which can't shoe their feelings to us about their problems but this is a supereb poem which we should read
  • Sameer
    15 Aug 12
    I so remember doing "prasang sahit vyakhya" of this and many other poems. Personally I loved this poem from my school days. It brings back the memories of sweet school days when we used to mug up and mock the poet for putting it up so difficult way. But with time our maturity level rises and we understand the true meaning of each word.
    I like the way poet has articulated the desperation of a caged bird who just want to fly high and higher. The analogy can be used in reference with any bondage. We are born free thus it is a natural tendency to of every living entity to enjoy this freedom.
    I am just in love with every word of this poem. Very meaningful without any exaggeration. Thank you for posting this.
  • Anonymous
    03 Aug 12
    Bahut Acha Hai
    I love it
    Wonderful meaning
  • Anonymous
    03 Aug 12
    Its adippoli
  • Amrita Kumbhar
    17 Jun 12
    I don't understand why in many comments they say this a good poem. I like this poem but I have read many poems in NCERT BOOKS and I like them equally. My hindi ma'am is very good and teaches very well, so I can understand the whole poem.
  • Sujit
    22 Jul 12
    The quality of this poem is the beauty of words the poet has chosen to compare the desperation of freedom fighters to breathe is free India. Just imagine yourself to be a poet and try to find words / objects / animals and use them to convey a different message altogether.
    And that to with limited quantity of words.
  • Anonymous
    01 Jun 12
    I remember a couple of lines of this poem... oh what a pain it was to memorize this darned poem back in school. If your native toungue isn't Hindi and there's nobody at home to help you understand then god help you.
  • Swati Thakur
    12 May 12
    i read this during my school days....i dnt remember which class....but it was awesome...reading it again takes back me to the old school memories.......very nice effort...thanks 4 sharing
  • eisha
    07 Apr 12
    it is great poem
    it is easy toooooooooooo
  • Anonymous
    29 Oct 11
    very good poem :P
    it is in my school book of hindi
    ha ha ha
  • human
    29 Oct 11
    kitna baakwas poem hai :P
  • -----
    23 Jul 12
    sorry but this is one of the best poems i ever read
  • Anonymous
    16 Aug 11
    I didn't understand the poem and its meaning. Please say the meaning of the poem!!!
  • Anonymous
    29 Oct 11
    budhu or fool u r both of them
  • Anonymous
    11 Nov 11
    i hate comments of u all
  • Madhukar
    20 Jul 11
    Its ma fav poem , i read it in 4th standard sumwht 15 yrs ago and love it soooo much........i learnt this poem evn whn ma elder bro had it in his book.....
    kutuk nibori means neem ki kadvi nibori n kanak katori means golden bowl....the birds say that its far better to to b free n hav those bitter niboli than to hav grains in a golden bowl inside the cage....
    nice to catch other ppl who love this poem
  • Dinesh Kumar
    03 Oct 12
    Ya Thanks for explanation..........I is too much nice ...:)
  • Sonali
    17 Jul 11
    This is one of my Fav. poem.I remember it from my school days n i was searchig it since then.Thanx a lot for the post.
  • Anonymous
    09 Apr 11
    What is meant by Katuk nibori and kanak katori
  • Rajni
    09 Apr 11
    Very beautiful poem. what is meant by 'Katuk Nibori and kanak katori ki maida se' and 'Nid and aakul".

  • Pooja
    20 Aug 11
    Katuk Nibori means the bitter fruit of the Tree Neem and kanak katori ki maida arthaat sone ki katori me milne wala vo khana jo pinjre ke andar hai......
  • Anonymous
    06 Mar 11
    Beautiful poem!! I loved it since my childhood...had it by heart. Thanks to our hindi sir, this peom made a great impression on my mind....lovely.
    15 Feb 11
  • Anonymous
    01 Dec 10
    This is one of my fav poems which I remember from my school days.. Thanks for posting it! :)
  • Anonymous
    07 Nov 10
    this is one of my fav. poems....
  • Anonymous
    27 Oct 10
    This 4 th std poem has always struck a chord with in me. Even after so many years I know it byheart and realise the real meaning with which the poet has written it
  • Pinky sanwle
    04 Sep 10
    ye kavita mujhe bachpan se hi bahut pasand he or aaj tak mujhe yad bhi he . mujhe is kavita me ladkiyo k sath ho rahe he
  • ayushi mishra
    26 Aug 10
    we had this poem in our sixth standard (hindi utsav) and till now we all and my all classmates remember this poem.
    we enjoy speaking it.
  • prince jain
    21 Nov 09
    mind biowing poem.since i am studying i love so much this poem
  • Namita
    15 Aug 10
    Hum panchhi unmukt gagan ke... Dis is such a meaningful poem with beautiful words.. Studied it in 7th std, 16 yrs ago, but it stuck somewhere in heart n mind... Sh. Shiv Mangal Suman is a fantastic poet..
  • Anonymous
    19 Mar 09
    i m highly thankful for providing this poem which i m searching since my childhood which i just heard from my elder sister
  • Agamya
    25 Jul 10
    ye poem hindi vasant bhag-2 mein sankalit hai.
    mein 7 mein hun and maine ye isi saal padi hai.........................
  • love dis poem
    02 Sep 09
    I really luv dis poem. Im a student and last year i studied it. It has not been able to come out of my head since then. It is<strong> GREAT</strong>!!! Specially the whole comparing this poem to the people who wanted freedom in India. Each line has a gr8 meaning and conveys so much!!! I wanna thank d person who put up d poem on d net, THANK U....
  • suchi
    02 Dec 08
    i've loved this poem since school days....thanks for sharing..
  • Anonymous
    06 Aug 07
    This is a wonderful poem and if we reach the deepness of the text we would understand how wonderful it is.
  • dido
    08 Jan 10
    Very good post, thanks a lot.
  • Anonymous
    18 Nov 08
    I am not able to understand the meaning of ; chugte tarak anar ke daane ;
  • Umakant Gupta
    27 Jul 13
    chugte tarak anar ke daane means.. Chugte = something would have taken in mouth.

    Tarak = Start, Anar, = Fruit, Daane = Anar's Dane.

    Means I would have open my mouth and would have taken start under my mouth who looks like Annar's dane, If I would have freedom to fly in the sky. Either I would have taken the start in my mouth or I would have die.
  • jyoti
    11 Feb 13
    tarak is a fruit and d bird implies dat rather than being fed in cage it would be happy to have anything with its own efforts.
  • Anonymous
    24 May 12
    taare roopi anaar..........
    stars are referred to as tarak

    I have this poem in my book Vasant..
  • kapil gahlawat
    23 Jul 10
    bhai chugte tarak anar ke dane means}tare ke jaise sundar-2 anar ke daane.......
  • amar k. nandan
    13 Dec 08
    with these words poet is comparing the 'anar ke dane' with twinkling stars. bird want to have stars in the same way as they eat red and delicious pomegranate seeds (anar ke dane).
  • sgoyal
    20 Nov 08
    Tarak means 'stars'. Here the poet is saying in alankaarith style that if we were free, we would have flown to eat stars as if they were 'anar ke daane'. In another words, if we are free, we can do whatever our imagination can think. There is no bound on our 'udaan'.