Wada-E-Waslat Se Dil Ho Shad Kya

vada-e-vaslat se dil ho shaad kya

tum se dushman ki mubarakbad kya

why should vows of union now enthuse?

compliments from foes like you, what use?

kuchh qafas men in dinon lagta hai ji

ashiyan apna hua barbad kya

being caged now-a-days is easeful rest

is it that someone has destroyed my nest?

nala-e-paiham se yaan fursat nahin

hazrat-e-naseh karen irshad kya

there is no leisure from constant lament

O preacher what account can I present

hain asiir us ke jo hai apna asiir

ham na samjhe said kya sayyad kya

when imprisoned by my prisoner then

who is captor, captive’s hard to ken

shokh-bazari thi shirin bhi magar

varna farq-e-khusrau-o-farhad kya

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nashsha-e-ulfat se bhule yaar ko

sach hai aisi be-khudi men yaad kya

love’s headiness made me forget her too

in stupor nought can one recall it’s true

naala ik dam men uda Daale dhuen

charkh kya aur charkh ki buniyad kya

a plaintive cry of mine will vaporize

the very foundations of lofty skies

jab mujhe ranj-e-dil-azari na ho

bevafa phir hasil-e-bedad kya

torture’s not a source of pain to me

O faithless one why then this cruelty

paanv tak pahunchi vo zulf-e-kham-ba-kham

sarv ko ab bandhiye azad kya

curling tresses reach her feet you see

can the cypress now held to be free?

kya karun allah sab hain be-asar

valvala kya naala kya fariyad kya

Lord! what can I do? Of no avail

is to weep or vent or even wail

in nasibon par kiya akhtar-shanas

asman bhi hai sitam-ijad kya

just in counting stars my life is spent

what tortures these cruel skies invent

roz-e-mahshar ki tavaqqo hai abas

aisi baton se ho khatir shaad kya

futile is the hope for judgement day

such talk won’t raise my spirits any way

gar baha-e-khun-e-ashiq hai visal

intiqam-e-zahmat-e-jallad kya

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but-kada jannat hai chaliye be-hiras

lab pe ‘momin’ harche bada-bad kya

the idol’s house is heaven, come don’t fret

whatever be Momin, there’s nothing to regret

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