Jab Sham baDhi Raat Ka Chaqu Nikal Aaya

jab shaam baḌhī raat kā chāqū nikal aayā

is biich tirī yaad kā pahlū nikal aayā

vo shaḳhs ki miTTī kā thā jab haath lagāyā

chehra nikal aayā kabhī baazū nikal aayā

kuchh roz to do jism aur ik jaan rahe ham

phir silsila-e-harf-e-man-o-tū nikal aayā

dekhā ki hai bāzār yahāñ naf-o-zarar kā

vo tiir ki thā dil meñ tarāzū nikal aayā

thā band charāġh-e-ġhazal ik ġhaar meñ pahle

māñjhā hai ‘suhail’ us ko to jaadū nikal aayā

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