Zarra-E-Na-Tapida Ki KHwahish-E-Aftab Kya

zarra-e-nā-tapīda kī ḳhvāhish-e-āftāb kyā

naġhma-e-nā-shunīda kā hausla-e-rabāb kyā

umr kā dil hai muzmahil ziist hai dard-e-mustaqil

aise nizām-e-dahr meñ vasvasa-e-azāb kyā

naġhma ba-lab haiñ kiyāriyāñ raqs meñ zarra-e-tapāñ

sun liyā kisht-e-ḳhushk ne zamzama-e-sahāb kyā

chehra-e-shab damak uThā surḳh shafaq jhalak uThī

vaqt-e-tulū kah gayā jaane āftāb kyā

rindoñ se bāz-purs kī pīr-e-muġhāñ se dil-lagī

aaj ye mohtasib ne bhī pī hai kahīñ sharāb kyā

sham.a thī laakh adh-jalī bazm meñ raushnī to thī

varna ġham-e-nashāt meñ raushni-e-gulāb kyā

ġhair kī rah-guzar hai ye dost kī rah-guzar nahīñ

kaun uThā.egā tujhe dekh rahā hai ḳhvāb kyā

muddatoñ se ḳhalish jo thī jaise vo kam sī ho chalī

aaj mire savāl kā mil hī gayā javāb kyā

haañ tirī manzil-e-murād duur bahut hī duur hai

phir bhī har ek moḌ par dil meñ ye iztirāb kyā

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