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.

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

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aankh se dur na ho dil se utar jaega0
aashiqi mein mir jaise khwab mat dekha karo1
ab aur kya kisi se marasim badhaen hum2
ab ke hum bichhde to shayad kabhi khwabon mein milen0
ab ke tajdid-e-wafa ka nahin imkan jaanan0
ab kya sochen kya haalat the kis karan ye zahr piya hai0
ab shauq se ki jaan se guzar jaana chahiye1
abhi kuchh aur karishme ghazal ke dekhte hain3
agarche zor hawaon ne dal rakkha hai1
aisa hai ki sab khwab musalsal nahin hote0
aise chup hain ki ye manzil bhi kadi ho jaise0
ajab junun-e-masafat mein ghar se nikla tha1
awwal awwal ki dosti hai abhi0
baithe the log pahlu-ba-pahlu piye hue0
bhed paen to rah-e-yar mein gum ho jaen1
chaak-pairahani-e-gul ko saba jaanti hai1
chal nikalti hain gham-e-yar se baaten kya kya0
chale the yar bade zoam mein hawa ki tarah0
dil badan ka sharik-e-haal kahan1
dil munafiq tha shab-e-hijr mein soya kaisa1
dil-girafta hi sahi bazm saja li jae2
dost ban kar bhi nahin sath nibhane wala2
dukh fasana nahin ki tujhse kahen0
faqih-e-shahr ki majlis se kuchh bhala na hua1
ghairat-e-ishq salamat thi ana zinda thi1
ghanim se bhi adawat mein had nahin mangi1
ghurur-e-jaan ko mere yar bech dete hain0
gila fuzul tha ahd-e-wafa ke hote hue0
guftugu achchhi lagi zauq-e-nazar achchha laga2
guman yahi hai ki dil khud udhar ko jata hai1
har aashna mein kahan khu-e-mehrmana wo0
har ek baat na kyun zahr si hamari lage0
har koi dil ki hatheli pe hai sahra rakkhe2
har koi turra-e-pechaak pahan kar nikla1
hawa ke zor se pindar-e-baam-o-dar bhi gaya3
hui hai sham to aankhon mein bas gaya phir tu0
hum bhi shaer the kabhi jaan-e-sukhan yaad nahin0
hum to khush the ki chalo dil ka junun kuchh kam hai0
is qadar musalsal thin shiddaten judai ki0
is se pahle ki be-wafa ho jaen2
ishq nashsha hai na jadu jo utar bhi jae1
jaan se ishq aur jahan se gurez1
jab bhi dil khol ke roe honge0
jab har ek shahr balaon ka thikana ban jae0
jab teri yaad ke jugnu chamke0
jab tujhe yaad karen kar-e-jahan khenchta hai1
jab yar ne rakht-e-safar bandha kab zabt ka para us din tha1
jis samt bhi dekhun nazar aata hai ki tum ho1
jis se ye tabiat badi mushkil se lagi thi1
jism shoala hai jabhi jama-e-sada pahna0
jo bhi darun-e-dil hai wo bahar na aaega2
jo ghair the wo isi baat par hamare hue0
jo qurbaton ke nashe the wo ab utarne lage0
juz tere koi bhi din raat na jaane mere1
kaha tha kis ne ki ahd-e-wafa karo us se0
kal humne bazm-e-yar mein kya kya sharab pi0
karun na yaad magar kis tarah bhulaun use2
kashida sar se tawaqqo abas jhukaw ki thi0
kathin hai rahguzar thodi dur sath chalo2
khamosh ho kyun dad-e-jafa kyun nahin dete1
khud ko tere mear se ghat kar nahin dekha0
kisi jaanib se bhi parcham na lahu ka nikla1
kya aise kam-sukhan se koi guftugu kare0
kyun na hum ahd-e-rifaqat ko bhulane lag jaen0
le uda phir koi khayal hamein0
main to maqtal mein bhi qismat ka sikandar nikla0
manzilen ek si aawargiyan ek si hain0
misal-e-dast-e-zulekha tapak chahta hai0
mizaj humse ziyaada juda na tha us ka0
muntazir kab se tahayyur hai teri taqrir ka1
mustaqil mahrumiyon par bhi to dil mana nahin0
na dil se aah na lab se sada nikalti hai0
na harif-e-jaan na sharik-e-gham shab-e-intizar koi to ho1
na manzilon ko na hum rahguzar ko dekhte hain0
na sah saka jab masafaton ke azab sare0
na tera qurb na baada hai kya kiya jae0
nahin ki nama-baron ko talash karte hain0
nauhagaron mein dida-e-tar bhi usi ka tha0
nazar bujhi to karishme bhi roz-o-shab ke gae0
payam aae hain us yar-e-bewafa ke mujhe0
pech rakhte ho bahut sahibo dastar ke bich0
phir usi rahguzar par shayad0
qamat ko tere sarw sanobar nahin kaha0
qurbat bhi nahin dil se utar bhi nahin jata0
qurbaton mein bhi judai ke zamane mange0
qurb-e-jaanan ka na mai-khane ka mausam aaya0
raat ke pichhle pahar rone ke aadi roe0
ranjish hi sahi dil hi dukhane ke liye aa2
rog aise bhi gham-e-yar se lag jate hain1
sab log liye sang-e-malamat nikal aae1
sab qarine usi dildar ke rakh dete hain1
sabhi kahen mere gham-khwar ke alawa bhi0
samne uske kabhi uski sataish nahin ki0
saqiya ek nazar jam se pahle pahle0
sara shahr bilakta hai0
shaguft-e-gul ki sada mein rang-e-chaman mein aao0
shoala tha jal-bujha hun hawaen mujhe na do0
silsile tod gaya wo sabhi jate jate1
su-e-falak na jaanib-e-mahtab dekhna1
sukut-e-sham-e-khizan hai qarib aa jao0
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