Main Wasl Mein Bhi Shefta Hasrat-Talab Raha

maiñ vasl meñ bhī ‘sheftā’ hasrat-talab rahā

gustāḳhiyoñ meñ bhī mujhe pās-e-adab rahā

taġh.īr vaza kī hai ishāra vidā kā

yaanī jafā pe ḳhūgar-e-altāf kab rahā

maiñ rashk se chalā to kahā be-sabab chalā

is par jo rah gayā to kahā be-sabab rahā

dam bhar bhī ġhair par nigah-e-lutf kyuuñ hai ab

ik umr maiñ sitam-kash-e-chashm-e-ġhazab rahā

thā shab to aah meñ bhī asar jazb-e-dil meñ bhī

kyūñkar na aae ‘sheftā’ mujh ko ajab rahā

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