Baz-Amad – Ek Muntaj

titliyan nachti hain

phuul se phuul pe yuun jaati hain

jaise ik baat hai jo

kaan men kahni hai khamoshi se

aur har phuul hansa padta hai sun kar ye baat

dhuup men tezi nahin

aise aata hai har ik jhonka hava ka jaise

dast-e-shafqat hai badi umr ki mahbuba ka

aur mire shanon ko is tarah hila jaata hai

jaise main niind men huun

aurten charkhe liye baithi hain

kuchh kapas otti hain

kuchh silai ke kisi kaam men masruf hain yuun

jaise ye kaam hai dar-asl har ik shai ki asaas

ek se ek chuhul karti hai

koi kahti hai miri chudiyan khankin to khankhari miri saas

koi kahti hai bhari chandni aati nahin raas

raat ki baat sunati hai koi hans hans kar

baat ki baat sunati hai koi hans hans kar

lazzat-e-vasl hai azar, koi kahti hai

main to ban jaati huun bimar, koi kahti hai

main bhi ghus aata huun is shish-mahal men dekho

sab hansi rok ke kahti hain nikalo is ko

ik parinda kisi ik ped ki tahni pe chahakta hai kahin

ek gaata hua yuun jaata hai dharti se falak ki janib

puuri quvvat se koi gend uchhale jaise

ik phudakta hai sar-e-shakh pe jis tarah koi

amad-e-fasl-e-bahari ki khushi men nache

gundni bojh se apne hi jhuki padti hai

naznin jaise hai koi ye bhari mahfil men

aur kal haath hue hain piile

koyalen kukti hain

jamunen pakki hain, aamon pe bahar aai hai

arghanun bajta hai yakjai ka

niim ke pedon men jhule hain jidhar dekho udhar

savani gaati hain sab ladkiyan avaz mila kar har-su

aur is avaz se guunj utthi hai basti saari

main kabhi ek kabhi dusre jhule ke qarin jaata huun

ek hi kam hai, vahi chehra nahin

akhirash puchh hi leta huun kisi se badh kar

kyuun habiba nahin aai ab tak?

khilkhila padti hain sab ladkiyan sun kar ye naam

lo ye sapne men hain, ik kahti hai

baoli sapna nahin, shahr se aae hain abhi

dusri tokti hai

baat se baat nikal chalti hai

thaat ki aai thi barat, chambeli ne kaha

band-baja bhi thaa, diipa boli

aur dulhan pe hua kitna bikher

kuchh na kuchh kahti rahin sab hi magar main ne sirf

itna puchha vo nadi bahti hai ab bhii, ki nahin

jis se vabasta hain ham aur ye basti sari?

kyuun nahin bahti, chambeli ne kaha

aur vo bargad ka ghana ped kinare us ke?

vo bhi qaaem hai abhi tak yunhi

vaada kar ke jo ‘habiba’ nahin aati thi kabhi

ankhen dhota tha nadi men jakar

aur bargad ki ghani chhanv men so jaata tha

maah o saal aate, chale jaate hain

fasl pak jaati hai, kat jaati hai

koi rota nahin is mauqe par

halqa-dar-halqa na aahan ko tapa kar Dhalen

koi zanjir na ho!

zist-dar-zist ka ye silsila baaqi na rahe!

bhiid hai bachchon ki chhoti si gali men dekho

ek ne gend jo phenki to lagi aa ke mujhe

main ne ja pakda use, dekhi hui surat thi

kis ka hai main ne kisi se pucha?

ye habiba ka hai, ramzani qasai bola

bholi surat pe hansi aa gai us ki mujh ko

vo bhi hansne laga, ham donon yunhi hanste rahe!

der tak hanste rahe!

titliyan nachti hain

phuul se phuul pe yuun jaati hain

jaise ik baat hai jo

kaan men kahni hai khamoshi se

aur har phuul hansa padta hai sun kar ye baat!

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