Naqsh-E-Pa

ye nim-khvab ghaas par udaas udaas naqsh-e-pa

kuchal raha hai shabnami libas ki hayat ko

vo motiyon ki barishen faza men jazb ho gaiin

jo khak-dan-e-tira par baras rahi thiin raat ko

ye rahravan-e-zindagi khabar nahin kahan gae

vo kaun sa jahan hai azal nahin abad nahin

daraz se daraz-tar hain halqa-ha-e-roz-o-shab

ye kis maqam par huun main ki bandishon ki had nahin

hai markaz-e-nigah par chatan si khadi hui

udhar chatan se pare vasia-tar hai tirgi

use phalang bhi gaya to is taraf khabar nahin

adam kharab-tar mile na maut ho na zindagi

hazar baar chahta huun bandishon ko tod duun

magar ye ahani rasan ye halqa-ha-e-bandagi

lipat gae hain paanv se lahu men jazb ho gae

main naqsh-pa-e-umr huun fareb-khurda-e-khushi

koi naya ufuq nahin jahan nazar na aa saken

ye zard zard suraten ye haDDiyon ke jod se

hava ke bazuon men kaash itni taab aa sake

dikha saken vo ahd-e-nau hi zindagi ke mod se

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