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Saima Esma

Lahore, Pakistan

Ghazal 11

Sher 7

na-jāne kaisī nigāhoñ se maut ne dekhā

huī hai niiñd se bedār zindagī ki maiñ huuñ

na-jaane kaisi nigahon se maut ne dekha

hui hai nind se bedar zindagi ki main hun

naqsh jab zaḳhm banā zaḳhm bhī nāsūr huā

ke tab koī masīhā.ī pe majbūr huā

naqsh jab zaKHm bana zaKHm bhi nasur hua

ja ke tab koi masihai pe majbur hua

kabhī kabhī to achchhā-ḳhāsā chalte chalte

yuuñ lagtā hai aage rasta koī nahīñ hai

kabhi kabhi to achchha-KHasa chalte chalte

yun lagta hai aage rasta koi nahin hai

aaj sochā hai ki ḳhud raste banānā siikh luuñ

is tarah to umr saarī sochtī rah jā.ūñgī

aaj socha hai ki KHud raste banana sikh lun

is tarah to umr sari sochti rah jaungi

jaane phir muñh meñ zabāñ rakhne masraf kyā hai

jo kahā chāhte haiñ vo to nahīñ kah sakte

jaane phir munh mein zaban rakhne ka masraf kya hai

jo kaha chahte hain wo to nahin kah sakte

Qita 4

 

BOOKS 1

Gul-e-Dopahar

 

2006

 

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