Gard Mein at Rahe Hain Ehsasat

gard meñ aT rahe haiñ ehsāsāt

dhīme dhīme baras rahī hai raat

jal uThā ik charāġh-e-shām to kyā

bujh ga.e be-shumār imkānāt

haa.e maazī kī dil-nashīñ yādeñ

haa.e ḳhuñḳhār bheḌiyoñ kī barāt

chyūñTiyāñ jaise zehan par reñgeñ

uf ye mere latīf ehsāsāt

bhuut ban kar mujhe Darātī rahīñ

merī nā-āfrīda taḳhlīqāt

kaun aayā mire ta.āqub meñ

vahī fikr-o-ḳhayāl ke jinnāt

daf.atan kis ne qahqaha maarā

ye añdhere meñ kaun hai mire saat

sarsar-e-shab kahāñ ki pattoñ meñ

karb-e-ġham se karāhtī hai hayāt

mujh se mujh ko na chhīn kar le jaa.e

shāhzādī-e-kishvar-e-zulmāt

sub.h jaagā to yaad bhī na rahā

raat thī chāñdnī ki chāñdnī raat

tūda-e-reg o naḳhl-e-ḳhushk-e-chīnār

chhup ga.ī kis kī oT meñ barsāt

ye daraḳht-e-kuhan lisān-ul-ġhaib

aur ye shāḳh-e-ḳhushk barg-e-nabāt

kyā yahī hai ‘ra.īs’-amrohvī

uḌ ke aa.e haiñ duur se zarrāt

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