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Arzoo Lakhnavi

1873 - 1951 | Karachi, Pakistan

One of the leading pre-modern poets at lucknow, contemporary of Jigar Moradabadi.

One of the leading pre-modern poets at lucknow, contemporary of Jigar Moradabadi.

burī sarisht na badlī jagah badalne se

chaman meñ aa ke bhī kāñTā gulāb ho na sakā

buri sarisht na badli jagah badalne se

chaman mein aa ke bhi kanTa gulab ho na saka

kis ne bhīge hue bāloñ se ye jhaTkā paanī

jhuum ke aa.ī ghaTā TuuT ke barsā paanī

kis ne bhige hue baalon se ye jhaTka pani

jhum ke aai ghaTa TuT ke barsa pani

jo dil rakhte haiñ siine meñ vo kāfir ho nahīñ sakte

mohabbat diin hotī hai vafā īmān hotī hai

jo dil rakhte hain sine mein wo kafir ho nahin sakte

mohabbat din hoti hai wafa iman hoti hai

bhole ban kar haal na pūchh bahte haiñ ashk to bahne do

jis se baḌhe bechainī dil aisī tasallī rahne do

bhole ban kar haal na puchh bahte hain ashk to bahne do

jis se baDhe bechaini dil ki aisi tasalli rahne do

vafā tum se kareñge dukh saheñge naaz uThā.eñge

jise aatā hai dil denā use har kaam aatā hai

wafa tum se karenge dukh sahenge naz uThaenge

jise aata hai dil dena use har kaam aata hai

daf.atan tark-e-ta.alluq meñ bhī rusvā.ī hai

uljhe dāman ko chhuḌāte nahīñ jhaTkā de kar

dafatan tark-e-talluq mein bhi ruswai hai

uljhe daman ko chhuDate nahin jhaTka de kar

had se Takrātī hai jo shai vo palaTtī hai zarūr

ḳhud bhī ro.eñge ġharīboñ ko rulāne vaale

had se Takraati hai jo shai wo palaTti hai zarur

KHud bhi roenge gharibon ko rulane wale

phir chāhe to na aanā o aan baan vaale

jhūTā va.ada kar le sachchī zabān vaale

phir chahe to na aana o aan ban wale

jhuTa hi wada kar le sachchi zaban wale

ḳhamoshī merī ma.anī-ḳhez thī ai aarzū kitnī

ki jis ne jaisā chāhā vaisā afsāna banā Daalā

KHamoshi meri mani-KHez thi ai aarzu kitni

ki jis ne jaisa chaha waisa afsana bana Dala

tere to Dhañg haiñ yahī apnā banā ke chhoḌ de

vo bhī burā hai bāvlā tujh ko jo ke chhoḌ de

tere to Dhang hain yahi apna bana ke chhoD de

wo bhi bura hai bawla tujh ko jo pa ke chhoD de

mohabbat nek-o-bad ko sochne de ġhair-mumkin hai

baḌhī jab be-ḳhudī phir kaun Dartā hai gunāhoñ se

mohabbat nek-o-bad ko sochne de ghair-mumkin hai

baDhi jab be-KHudi phir kaun Darta hai gunahon se

jis qadar nafrat baḌhā.ī utnī qurbat baḌhī

ab jo mahfil meñ nahīñ hai vo tumhāre dil meñ hai

jis qadar nafrat baDhai utni hi qurbat baDhi

ab jo mahfil mein nahin hai wo tumhaare dil mein hai

haath se kis ne sāġhar paTkā mausam be-kaifī par

itnā barsā TuuT ke bādal Duub chalā mai-ḳhāna bhī

hath se kis ne saghar paTka mausam ki be-kaifi par

itna barsa TuT ke baadal Dub chala mai-KHana bhi

ḳhizāñ bhes banā kar bahār ne maarā

mujhe do-rañgī-e-lail-o-nahār ne maarā

KHizan ka bhes bana kar bahaar ne mara

mujhe do-rangi-e-lail-o-nahaar ne mara

shauq chaḌhtī dhuup jaatā vaqt ghaTtī chhāñv hai

bā-vafā jo aaj haiñ kal be-vafā ho jā.eñge

shauq chaDhti dhup jata waqt ghaTti chhanw hai

ba-wafa jo aaj hain kal be-wafa ho jaenge

khilnā kahīñ chhupā bhī hai chāhat ke phuul

ghar meñ saañs aur galī tak mahak ga.ī

khilna kahin chhupa bhi hai chahat ke phul ka

li ghar mein sans aur gali tak mahak gai

jo kuchh thā na kahne sab kah gayā dīvāna

samho to mukammal hai ab ishq afsāna

jo kuchh tha na kahne ka sab kah gaya diwana

samho to mukammal hai ab ishq ka afsana

har saañs hai ik naġhma har naġhma hai mastāna

kis darja dukhe dil rañgīn hai afsāna

har sans hai ek naghma har naghma hai mastana

kis darja dukhe dil ka rangin hai afsana

sukūn-e-dil nahīñ jis vaqt se us bazm meñ aa.e

zarā chiiz ghabrāhaT meñ kyā jaane kahāñ rakh

sukun-e-dil nahin jis waqt se us bazm mein aae

zara si chiz ghabrahaT mein kya jaane kahan rakh di

vaa.e ġhurbat ki hue jis ke liye ḳhāna-ḳharāb

sun ke āvāz bhī ghar se na vo bāhar niklā

wae ghurbat ki hue jis ke liye KHana-KHarab

sun ke aawaz bhi ghar se na wo bahar nikla