Umr Bhar Isko Rahi Ek Sargirani Aur Bas

umr bhar is ko rahī ik sargirānī aur bas

vo to kahiye thī hamārī saḳht-jānī aur bas

ek musht-e-ḳhāk bil-āḳhir jo ḳhākistar huī

so ma.āl-e-zindagī hai rā.egānī aur bas

ik dayār-e-be-amāñ kī kaj-adā.ī dam-ba-dam

ik shab-e-hijrāñ kī paiham nauha-ḳhvānī aur bas

māh-o-anjum husn-e-parvāz-e-taḳhayyul ke liye

rahguzar kī dhuul manzil kī nishānī aur bas

āshiqī ke baab meñ dāman-darīda hī rahe

ik nazar bas ik tabassum kul kahānī aur bas

raqs meñ haiñ vahshateñ qarya-ba-qarya kū-ba-kū

ye junūn-e-ishq kī resha-davānī aur bas

thā shaikast-e-shauq kā unvān ishq-e-avvalīñ

pesh-e-pā uftāda merā ishq-e-sānī aur bas

zindagī kā isti.āra hai dil-e-shorīda-sar

hai ragoñ meñ ishq kī ātish-fishānī aur bas

dil sahīfa naqsh se ārāsta us ke rahā

dil sahīfe meñ likhī is kī kahānī aur bas

dard kā darmāñ suḳhan-hā-e-shagufta bhī nahīñ

be-asar hai sab tirī jādū-bayānī aur bas

hai shab-e-hijrāñ tilism-e-tīrgī ‘anjum’ darāz

chashm-e-girya kī hai ḳhūnāba-fishānī aur bas

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