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vo baat saare fasāne meñ jis zikr na thā

vo baat un ko bahut nā-gavār guzrī hai

wo baat sare fasane mein jis ka zikr na tha

wo baat un ko bahut na-gawar guzri hai

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

kar rahā thā ġham-e-jahāñ hisāb

aaj tum yaad be-hisāb aa.e

kar raha tha gham-e-jahan ka hisab

aaj tum yaad be-hisab aae

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

bahlā na dil na tīrgī-e-shām-e-ġham ga.ī

ye jāntā to aag lagātā na ghar ko maiñ

bahla na dil na tirgi-e-sham-e-gham gai

ye jaanta to aag lagata na ghar ko main

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har nafas umr-e-guzishta hai mayyat 'fānī'

zindagī naam hai mar mar ke jiye jaane

har nafas umr-e-guzishta ki hai mayyat 'fani'

zindagi nam hai mar mar ke jiye jaane ka

Fani Badayuni

zindagī ne mujhe qabr se kam hai zamīñ

paañv phailā.ūñ to dīvār meñ sar lagtā hai

zindagi tu ne mujhe qabr se kam di hai zamin

panw phailaun to diwar mein sar lagta hai

Bashir Badr
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zabt

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means

self-control/ confiscation

zabt kiije to dil hai añgārā

aur agar roiye to paanī hai

zabt kije to dil hai angara

aur agar roiye to pani hai

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Ahmad Faraz

Ahmad Faraz

1931-2008

Pakistani poet, only second to Faiz Ahmad Faiz in popularity. Rose to iconic stature powered by his seductively romantic and anti-establishment poetry.

sho.ala thā jal-bujhā huuñ havā.eñ mujhe na do

maiñ kab chukā huuñ sadā.eñ mujhe na do

shoala tha jal-bujha hun hawaen mujhe na do

main kab ka ja chuka hun sadaen mujhe na do

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