baDhti Jati Hai KHayalon Ki Thakan aaKHir-E-Shab

baḌhtī jaatī hai ḳhayāloñ kī thakan āḳhir-e-shab

TūTne lagte haiñ yādoñ ke badan āḳhir-e-shab

saarī duniyā hai siyāhī ke samundar kī tarah

chhīn lī vaqt ne ek ek kiran āḳhir-e-shab

raushnī ban ke dabe paañv chalā aatā hai

un darīchoñ se tirā sāñvalā-pan āḳhir-e-shab

thak ke baiThī hai kahīñ duur musāfir kī tarah

mere ḳhvāboñ se mirī sub.h-e-chaman āḳhir-e-shab

har bun-e-mū se chhalakne lagī yādoñ kī sharāb

aur gulnār huā terā badan āḳhir-e-shab

ek ik ḳhvāb yahīñ dafn huā hai ‘sāqib’

dekhnā sog meñ hai arz-e-dakan āḳhir-e-shab

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