Barish Ki Rut Thi Raat Thi Pahlu-E-Yar Tha

barish ki rut thi raat thi pahlu-e-yar tha

ye bhi tilism-e-gardish-e-lail-o-nahar tha

kahte hain log auj pe tha mausam-e-bahar

dil kah raha hai arbada-e-zulf-e-yar tha

ab to visal-e-yar se behtar hai yad-e-yar

main bhi kabhi fareb-e-nazar ka shikar tha

tu meri zindagi se bhi katra ke chal diya

tujh ko to meri maut pe bhi iḳhtiyar tha

o gaane vaale tutte taron ke saaz par

main bhi shahid-e-tul-e-shab-e-intizar tha

palken uthin jhapak ke girin phir na uth sakin

ye e’tibar hai to kahan e’tibar tha

yazdan se bhi ulajh hi pada tha tira ‘nadim’

yaani azal se dil men yahi ḳhalfashar tha

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