dagh-dehlvi

Is Nahin Ka Koi Ilaj Nahin

is nahin ka koi ilaaj nahin

roz kahte hain aap aaj nahin

ah! this denial, nothing can allay

every day you say “no, not today”

kal jo tha aaj vo mizaj nahin

is talavvun ka kuchh ilaaj nahin

her mood’s inconstant, it does not endure

for her fickleness there is no cure

aaina dekhte hi itrae

phir ye kya hai agar mizaj nahin

seeing the mirror she preens instantly

what else is this, if it’s not vanity?

le ke dil rakh lo kaam aaega

go abhi tum ko ehtiyaj nahin

take my heart, of use it’ll prove to be

although today no use for it you see

ho saken ham mizaj-dan kyunkar

ham ko milta tira mizaj nahin

how can I be familiar with your mood

as your whims I’ve never understood

chup lagi lal-e-jan-faza ko tire

is masiha ka kuchh ilaaj nahin

your life-redeeming lips lie silently

for this messiah there’s no remedy

dil-e-be-muddaa khuda ne diya

ab kisi shai ki ehtiyaj nahin

God’s given me a heart without desire

now nothing in this world do I require

khote damon men ye bhi kya thahra

dirham-e-dagh ka rivaj nahin

for a pittance he has now been sold

“Daag has no price” so once we were told

be-niyazi ki shaan kahti hai

bandagi ki kuchh ehtiyaj nahin

the glory of contentment does decree

“worship is of little use to me”

dil-lagi kijiye raqibon se

is tarah ka mira mizaj nahin

you may choose my rivals to torment

spare me – I don’t have that temperament

ishq hai padshah-e-alam-gir

garche zahir men takht-o-taj nahin

love is the emperor of all around

though no throne or crown can there be found

dard-e-furqat ki go dava hai visal

is ke qabil bhi har mizaj nahin

though cure for parting’s pain is union’s bliss

not every nature’s capable of this

yaas ne kya bujha diya dil ko

ki tadap kaisi ikhtilaj nahin

my heart has been extinguished by despair

now neither ache nor restlessness is there

ham to sirat-pasand ashiq hain

khub-ru kya jo khush-mizaj nahin

I am a lover who likes charm and grace

ill-natured, then what good a pretty face?

huur se puchhta huun jannat men

is jagah kya buton ka raaj nahin

in heaven from houris I ascertain:

do idols not rule over this domain?

sabr bhi dil ko ‘dagh’ de lenge

abhi kuchh is ki ehtiyaj nahin

patience,daaG will to his heart now cede

for it no longer does he have a need

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