Hum Chal Diye to Raste Hamwar Ho Gae

ham chal diye to rāste hamvār ho ga.e

aur ruk ga.e to sāya-e-dīvār ho ga.e

ab kyā piyeñ sharāb ki saaqī ba-qadr-e-zarf

tujh se nazar milā ke gunahgār ho ga.e

daur-e-ḳhizāñ meñ jin ko thā dīvāngī kā shauq

fasl-e-bahār aate hī hoshiyār ho ga.e

ahl-e-zamīñ ko dekh ke kuchh sākinān-e-arsh

hairāñ hue to naqsh-ba-dīvār ho ga.e

tā-umr sochte hī rahe ham ki zindagī

hai kyā azaab jis meñ giraftār ho ga.e

āvāz dī thī maut ko ye kaun aa gayā

ham phir se zindagī ke talabgār ho ga.e

‘nashtar’ ḳhayāl-e-gesū-e-jānāñ liye hue

aa.ī kuchh aisī niiñd ki bedār ho ga.e

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