Akbar Allahabadi

Darbar 1911

dekh aae ham bhi do din rah ke dehli ki bahar

hukm-e-hakim se hua tha ijtama-e-intishar

aadmi aur janvar aur ghar muzayyan aur machine

phuul aur sabza chamak aur raushni rail aur taar

kerosene aur barq aur petroleum aur tarpin

motor aur airplane aur jamghate aur eqtidar

mashriqi patlun men thi khidmat-guzari ki umang

maghribi shaklon se shan-e-khud-pasandi ashkar

shaukat-o-iqbal ke markaz huzur-e-emperor

zinat-o-daulat ki devi empress ali-tabar

bahr-e-hasti le raha tha be-daregh angdaiyan

thames ki amvaj jamuna se hui thiin ham-kanar

inqilab-e-dahr ke rangin naqshe pesh the

thi pae-ahl-e-basirat bagh-e-ibrat men bahar

zarre viranon se uthte the tamasha dekhne

chashm-e-hairat ban gai thi gardish-e-lail-o-nahar

jaame se bahar nigah-e-naz-e-fattahan-e-hind

hadd-e-qanuni ke andar honorablon ki qatar

kharch ka total dilon men chutkiyan leta hua

fikr-e-zati men khayal-e-qaum ghaeb fil-mazar

davaten inaam speachen qavaid fauj camp

izzaten khushiyan ummiden ehtiyaten e’tibar

pesh-rau shahi thi phir his-highness phir ahl-e-jah

baad is ke shaikh sahab un ke pichhe khaksar

Leave a Comment