FIRAQ GORAKHPURI

  • 1896-1982

One of the most influential Pre-modern poets who paved the way for the modern Urdu ghazal. Known for his perceptive critical comments. Recipient of Gyanpeeth award.

One of the most influential Pre-modern poets who paved the way for the modern Urdu ghazal. Known for his perceptive critical comments. Recipient of Gyanpeeth award.

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aai hai kuchh na puchh qayamat kahan kahan2
aaj bhi qafila-e-ishq rawan hai ki jo tha1
aankhon mein jo baat ho gai hai0
ab aksar chup chup se rahen hain yunhi kabhu lab kholen hain0
ab daur-e-asman hai na daur-e-hayat hai1
apne gham ka mujhe kahan gham hai0
bahsen chhidi hui hain hayat-o-mamat ki0
bahut pahle se un qadmon ki aahat jaan lete hain0
bastiyan dhundh rahi hain unhen viranon mein0
be-thikane hai dil-e-gham-ghin thikane ki kaho0
chhalak ke kam na ho aisi koi sharab nahin0
daur-e-aghaz-e-jafa dil ka sahaara nikla0
dete hain jam-e-shahadat mujhe malum na tha0
didar mein ik-tarfa didar nazar aaya3
dilon ka soz tere ru-e-be-naqab ki aanch0
ek roz hue the kuchh ishaaraat khafi se0
firaq ek nai surat nikal to sakti hai3
gham tera jalwa-gah-e-kaun-o-makan hai ki jo tha1
har nala tere dard se ab aur hi kuchh hai0
har uqda-e-tadir jahan khol rahi hai0
har uqda-e-tadir-e-jahan khol rahi hai0
hath aae to wahi daman-e-jaanan ho jae2
hijr-o-visal-e-yar ka parda utha diya2
ho ke sar-ta-ba-qadam aalam-e-asrar chala0
ishq ki mayusiyon mein soz-e-pinhan kuchh nahin0
jaur-o-be-mehri-e-ighmaz pe kya rota hai0
jin ki zindagi daman tak hai bechaare farzane hain0
jise log kahte hain tirgi wahi shab hijab-e-sahar bhi hai0
junun-e-kargar hai aur main hun0
kami na ki tere wahshi ne khak udane mein3
kisi ka yun to hua kaun umr bhar phir bhi3
koi paigham-e-mohabbat lab-e-ejaz to de2
kuchh bhi ayan nihan na tha koi zaman makan na tha0
kuchh ishaare the jinhen duniya samajh baithe the hum3
kuchh na kuchh ishq ki tasir ka iqrar to hai1
lutf-saman itab-e-yar bhi hai0
mai-kade mein aaj ek duniya ko izn-e-am tha0
mujhko mara hai har ek dard o dawa se pahle0
narm faza ki karwaten dil ko dukha ke rah gain3
nigah-e-naz ne parde uthae hain kya kya1
raat bhi nind bhi kahani bhi2
raaz-e-alam se hai shayad ki mera raaz juda0
ranj-o-rahat wasl-o-furqat hosh-o-wahshat kya nahin0
ras mein duba hua lahraata badan kya kahna0
rasm-o-rah-e-dahr kya josh-e-mohabbat bhi to ho0
ruki ruki si shab-e-marg khatm par aai0
ruki ruki si shab-e-marg khatm par aai0
samajhta hun ki tu mujhse juda hai2
sar mein sauda bhi nahin dil mein tamanna bhi nahin3
sham-e-gham kuchh us nigah-e-naz ki baaten karo1
sitaron se ulajhta ja raha hun3
suna to hai ki kabhi be-niyaz-e-gham thi hayat0
tez ehsas-e-khudi darkar hai2
tumhein kyunkar bataen zindagi ko kya samajhte hain2
tur tha kaba tha dil tha jalwa-zar-e-yar tha1
waqt-e-ghurub aaj karamat ho gai1
wo chup-chap aansu bahane ki raaten0
ye maut-o-adam kaun-o-makan aur hi kuchh hai0
ye narm narm hawa jhilmila rahe hain charagh0
ye nikhaton ki narm-rawi ye hawa ye raat0
ye surmai fazaon ki kunmunahaten0
zamin badli falak badla mazaq-e-zindagi badla0
zer-o-bam se saz-e-khilqat ke jahan banta gaya0
zindagi dard ki kahani hai2
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