Akhtar Nazmi's Photo'

Akhtar Nazmi

1931 | Gwalior, India

aadat se lāchār hai aadat na.ī ajiib

jis din khāyā peT bhar soyā nahīñ ġharīb

aadat se lachaar hai aadat nai ajib

jis din khaya peT bhar soya nahin gharib

bhārī bojh pahāḌ kuchh halkā ho jaa.e

jab merī chintā baḌhe maañ sapne meñ aa.e

bhaari bojh pahaD sa kuchh halka ho jae

jab meri chinta baDhe man sapne mein aae

chheḌ-chhāḌ kartā rahā mujh se bahut nasīb

maiñ jiitā tarkīb se haarā vahī ġharīb

chheD-chhaD karta raha mujh se bahut nasib

main jita tarkib se haara wahi gharib

khol diye kuchh soch kar sab pinjroñ ke dvaar

ab koī panchhī nahīñ uḌne ko tayyār

khol diye kuchh soch kar sab pinjron ke dwar

ab koi panchhi nahin uDne ko tayyar

nadiyā ne mujh se kahā mat aa mere paas

paanī se bujhtī nahīñ antarman pyaas

nadiya ne mujh se kaha mat aa mere pas

pani se bujhti nahin antarman ki pyas

jīvan bhar jis ne kiye ūñche peḌ talāsh

berī par laTkī milī us chiḌiyā laash

jiwan bhar jis ne kiye unche peD talash

beri par laTki mili us chiDiya ki lash

zikr vahī āThoñ pahar vahī kathā din raat

bhuul sake to bhuul ga.e dinoñ baat

zikr wahi aaThon pahar wahi katha din raat

bhul sake to bhul ja gae dinon ki baat

lauTā gehūñ bech kar apne gaañv kisān

biTiyā guḌiyā lagī patnī lagī javān

lauTa gehun bech kar apne ganw kisan

biTiya guDiya si lagi patni lagi jawan

yaar khisaktī jā.egī muTThī meñ se ret

ye to mumkin nahīñ chiḌiyā chuge na khet

yar khisakti jaegi muTThi mein se ret

ye to mumkin hi nahin chiDiya chuge na khet