EDITORS’ CHOICE

Collection of selected poetry


GHAZAL
aa gai yaad sham dhalte hi
aa ke patthar to mere sahn mein do chaar gire
aaen aansu agar aankhon mein to bas pi jaen
aag dekhun kabhi jalta hua bistar dekhun
aagahi mein ek khala maujud hai
aaghaz hua hai ulfat ka ab dekhiye kya kya hona hai
aaghaz-e-ishq umr ka anjam ho gaya
aaghosh mein jo jalwagar ek naznin hua
aaina ab juda nahin karta
aaina sina-e-sahab-nazaran hai ki jo tha
aaj bhadki rag-e-wahshat tere diwanon ki
aaj bhi qafila-e-ishq rawan hai ki jo tha
aaj ek lahr bhi pani mein na thi
aaj phir dhup ki shiddat ne bada kaam kiya
aaj yun mauj-dar-mauj gham tham gaya is tarah gham-zadon ko qarar aa gaya
aakhirul-amr teri samt safar karte hain
aalam mein agar ishq ka bazar na hota
aalam-e-ab-o-khak-o-baad sirr-e-ayan hai tu ki main
aam ho faiz-e-bahaaran to maza aa jae
aamad-e-khat se hua hai sard jo bazar-e-dost
aanch aaegi na andar ki zaban tak ai dil
aandhi mein charagh jal rahe hain
aangan mein chhod aae the jo ghaar dekh len
aankh mein aansu ka aur dil mein lahu ka kal hai
aankhen mujhe talwon se wo malne nahin dete
aankhon mein raha dil mein utar kar nahin dekha
aankhon se haya tapke hai andaz to dekho
aansu ki tarah dida-e-pur-ab mein rahna
aap ka etibar kaun kare
aarzu ko ruh mein gham ban ke rahna aa gaya