Lagi Hai bhiD baDa Mai-Kade Ka Nam Bhi Hai

lagī hai bhiiḌ baḌā mai-kade kā naam bhī hai

kuchh is meñ ḳhūb-e-rindān-e-tishna-kām bhī hai

junūn-e-shauq ne dil ko kiyā tabāh magar

kuchh is meñ tere taġhāful kā ehtimām bhī hai

kitāb-e-zīst hai yaksar hikāyat-e-ġham-e-dil

hikāyat-e-ġham-e-dil harf-e-nā-tamām bhī hai

sukūn-e-ahl-e-ḳharābāt-e-ishq kyā kahiye

rukī rukī sī yahāñ umr-e-tez-gām bhī hai

butān-e-shahr ham ahl-e-vafā se haiñ be-zār

butān-e-shahr ko ahl-e-vafā se kaam bhī hai

vo shaḳhs apnī jagah hai muraqqa-e-tahzīb

ye aur baat hai ki qātil usī kā naam bhī hai

charāġh-e-sub.h kī afsurdagī nahīñ tanhā

kahīñ qarīb yahīñ āftāb-e-shām bhī hai

dar-e-sanam pa ruke haiñ magar ba-zer-e-qadam

hazār silsila-e-gardish-e-mudām bhī hai

jo ḳhalvatoñ meñ sukūt-āshnā rahā sadiyoñ

vahī ‘ravish’ se sar-e-bazm ham-kalām bhī hai

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