Hum Qatl Kab Hue Ye Pata Hi Nahin Chala

ham qatl kab hue ye patā hī nahīñ chalā

andāz thā ajab ki vo ḳhanjar ajiib thā

ummīd-e-bāryābī to mujh ko na thī magar

sāhil pe aa gayā maiñ samundar ajiib thā

dam-bhar ko bhī nigāh na chehre pe Tik sakī

us paikar-e-jamāl kā tevar ajiib thā

tanhā bhī rah ke ham kabhī tanhā nahīñ hue

hamrāh us kī yādoñ kā daftar ajiib thā

ham-dam gumān hotā thā phūloñ kī sej kā

ḳhāroñ se vo sajā huā bistar ajiib thā

ham mahv-e-justujū the ‘sahar’ mustaqil magar

manzil milī na phir bhī muqaddar ajiib thā

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