Is Dil Ko Kya Kahen Ki Jidhar Tha Udhar Na Tha

is dil ko kyā kaheñ ki jidhar thā udhar na thā

thā jis pe e.atibār vahī mo’atabar na thā

the raah meñ hazār koī raah par na thā

hamrāh to bahut the koī ham-safar na thā

ahl-e-havas tamām the āġhosh vā kiye

par apnī tarah ek bhī sīna-sipar na thā

parvāz thī fazā-e-zamān-o-makāñ se duur

maiñ be-niyāz-e-dahr thā be-bāl-o-par na thā

har-sū basī huī thī magar DhūñDte kahāñ

ḳhushbū kā koī rañg na thā koī ghar na thā

apnī hī kuchh kamī thī jo nākām ham hue

dil kār-band-e-shauq to thā kār-gar na thā

‘bāqar’ havā-e-shauq uḌaa.e phirī mujhe

maiñ ḳhānumāñ-ḳharāb sahī dar-ba-dar na thā

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