Shikan Shikan Teri Yaaden Hain Mere Bistar Ki

shikan shikan tirī yādeñ haiñ mere bistar kī

ġhazal ke sher nahīñ karvaTeñ haiñ shab bhar kī

phir aa.ī raat mirī saañs ruktī jaatī hai

saraktī aatī haiñ dīvāreñ phir mire ghar kī

mujhe to karnī paḌī ābyārī-e-sahrā

magar nasīb meñ thī tishnagī samundar kī

ye jam.a o ḳharch zabānī hai naqd-e-sher-o-suḳhan

magar yahī to kamā.ī hai zindagī bhar kī

usī ne baḳhshī hai rañgīni-e-hayāt mujhe

kabhī kabhī to usī ne hayāt dūbhar kī

ridā-e-rañg se chhantā huā badan terā

ye chāñdnī ki tamāzat hai tere paikar kī

kitāb-e-husn hai tū mil khulī kitāb kī tarah

yahī kitāb to mar mar ke maiñ ne azbar kī

sanam kī aas liye nok-e-tesha botā huuñ

maiñ kab se fasl ugātā rahā huuñ patthar kī

nibāh kartā huuñ duniyā se is tarah ai ‘shāz’

ki jaise dostī ho āstīn o ḳhanjar kī

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