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Hasan Kuza-Gar(3)

jahan-zad

vo halab ki karvan-saraa ka hauz, raat vo sukut

jis men ek dusre se ham-kinar tairte rahe

muhit jis tarah ho daere ke gird halqa-zan

tamam raat tairte rahe the ham

ham ek dusre ke jism o jaan se lag ke

tairte rahe the ek shad-kam khauf se

ki jaise paani ansuon men tairta rahe

ham ek dusre se mutmain zaval-e-umr ke khilaf

tairte rahe

tu kah uthi ‘hasan yahan bhi khinch laai

jaan ki tishnagi tujhe!’

(lo apni jaan ki tishnagi ko yaad kar raha tha main

ki mera halq ansuon ki be-baha sakhavaton

se shad-kam ho gaya!)

magar ye vahm dil men tairne laga ki ho na ho

mira badan kahin halab ke hauz hi men rah gaya

nahin, mujhe dui ka vahima nahin

ki ab bhi rabt-e-jism-o-jan ka e’tibar hai mujhe

yahi vo e’tibar tha

ki jis ne mujh ko aap men samo diya

main sab se pahle ‘aap’ huun

agar hamin hon tu ho aur main huun phir bhi main

har ek shai se pahle aap hon!

agar main zinda huun to kaise aap se dagha karun?

ki tere jaisi aurten, jahan-zad,

aisi uljhanen hain

jin ko aaj tak koi nahin ‘sulajh’ saka

jo main kahun ke main ‘sulajh’ saka to sar-ba-sar

fareb apne aap se!

ki auraton ki sakht hai vo tanz apne-ap par

javab jis ka ham nahin

(labib kaun hai? tamam raat jis ka zikr

tere lab pe tha

vo kaun tere gesuon ko khinchta raha

labon ko nochta raha

jo main kabhi na kar saka

nahin ye sach hai main huun ya labib ho

raqib ho to kis liye tiri khud-agahi ki be-riya nashat-e-nab ka

jo sad-nava o yak-nava khiram-e-subh ki tarah

labib har nava-e-saz-gar ki nafi sahi!)

magar hamara rabta visal-e-ab-o-gil nahin, na tha kabhi

vajud-e-admi se ab-o-gil sada barun rahe

na har visal-e-ab-o-gil se koi jaam ya subu hi ban saka

jo in ka ek vahima hi ban sake to ban sake!

jahan-zad

ek tu aur ek vo aur ek main

ye tiin zaviye kisi musallas-e-qadim ke

hamesha ghumte rahe

ki jaise mera chaak ghumta raha

magar na apne-ap ka koi suragh pa sake

musallas-e-qadim ko main tod, duun jo tu kahe, magar nahin

jo sehr mujh pe chaak ka vahi hai is musallas-e-qadim ka

nigahen mere chaak ki jo mujh ko dekhti hain

ghumte hue

subu-o-jam par tira badan tira hi rang teri nazuki

baras padi

vo kimiya-gari tire jamal ki baras padi

main sail-e-nur-e-andrun se dhul gaya!

mire daron ki khalq yuun gali gali nikal padi

ki jaise subh ki azaan sunai dii!

tamam kuuze bante bante ‘tuu’ hi ban ke rah gae

nashat is visal-e-rah-guzar ki na-gahan mujhe nigal gai

yahi pyala-o-surahi-o-subu ka marhala hai vo

ki jab khamir-e-ab-o-gil se vo juda hue

to un ko samt-e-rah-e-nau ki kamraniyan milen

main ik gharib kuza-gar

ye intiha-e-marifat

ye har pyala-o-surahi-o-subu ki intiha-e-marifat

mujhe ho is ki kya khabar?

jahan-zad

intizar aaj bhi mujhe hai kyuun vahi magar

jo nau baras ke daur-e-na-saza men thaa?

ab intizar ansuon ke dajla ka

na gumrahi ki raat ka

shab-e-gunah ki lazzaton ka itna zikr kar chuka

vo khud gunah ban gain!

halab ki karvan-sara ke hauz kaa, na maut ka

na apni is shikast-khurda zaat ka

ik intizar-e-be-aman ka taar hai bandha huaa!

kabhi jo chand saniye zaman-e-be-zaman men aa ke ruk gae

to vaqt ka ye baar mere sar se bhi utar gaya

tamam rafta o guzishta surton, tamam hadson

ke sust qafile

mire darun men jaag uthe

mere darun men ik jahan-e-baz-yafta ki rel-pel jaag uthi

bahisht jaise jaag uthe khuda ke la-shuur men!

main jaag utha ghunudgi ki ret par pada hua

ghunudgi ki ret par pade hue vo kuuze jo

mire vajud se barun

tamam reza reza ho ke rah gae the

mere apne-ap se firaq men

vo phir se ek kul bane (kisi nava-e-saz-gar ki tarah)

vo phir se ek raqs-e-be-zaman bane

vo ruyat-e-azal bane!

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