Tera Firaq Arsa-E-Mehshar Laga Mujhe

terā firāq arsa-e-mehshar lagā mujhe

jab bhī ḳhayāl aayā baḌā Dar lagā mujhe

jab bhī kiyā irāda-e-tark-e-ta.alluqāt

kyā jaane kyoñ vo shoḳh hasīñ-tar lagā mujhe

parkhā to zulmatoñ ke sivā aur kuchh na thā

dekhā to ek nuur kā paikar lagā mujhe

ḳhud apnī zaat par bhī na rah jaa.e e’tibār

ai vaqt ho sake to vo nashtar lagā mujhe

kyā jaane kis jahān meñ baste haiñ narm-dil

maiñ ne jise chhuā vahī patthar lagā mujhe

ik martaba zarūr nazar phir se uTh ga.ī

jo qad bhī tere qad ke barābar lagā mujhe

qismat isī ko kahte haiñ phūloñ kī sej par

leTā jo maiñ to kāñToñ kā bistar lagā mujhe

us phuul kā kaleja milā ġham se paash paash

jo phuul dekhne meñ gul-e-tar lagā mujhe

dil hañs ke jhel jaa.e ye baat aur hai magar

charkā tirī nigāh kā aksar lagā mujhe

duniyā kā ye nizām ye me.ār-e-sīm-o-zar

kamtar lagā mujhe kabhī bad-tar lagā mujhe

un kī galī kī baat hī ‘qādir’ ajiib hai

har shaḳhs sher-fahm-o-suḳhnavar lagā mujhe

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