Aahat Shayari

Footfalls tell many stories. They represent hope as well as despair. They are also real and hallucinatory. While the real ones are forebodings of a delightful meeting, the illusory ones only bring suffering and pain. Many moods of those in waiting are associated with footfalls. Verses in this selection will bring you many experiences around the reality and illusion of footfalls.

aahaT koī aa.e to lagtā hai ki tum ho

saaya koī lahrā.e to lagtā hai ki tum ho

aahaT si koi aae to lagta hai ki tum ho

saya koi lahrae to lagta hai ki tum ho

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

āhaTeñ sun rahā huuñ yādoñ

aaj bhī apne intizār meñ gum

aahaTen sun raha hun yaadon ki

aaj bhi apne intizar mein gum

Rasa Chughtai
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'aḳhtar' guzarte lamhoñ aahaT pe yuuñ na chauñk

is mātamī julūs meñ ik zindagī bhī hai

'aKHtar' guzarte lamhon ki aahaT pe yun na chaunk

is matami julus mein ek zindagi bhi hai

Akhtar Hoshiyarpuri

bahut pahle se un qadmoñ aahaT jaan lete haiñ

tujhe ai zindagī ham duur se pahchān lete haiñ

bahut pahle se un qadmon ki aahaT jaan lete hain

tujhe ai zindagi hum dur se pahchan lete hain

Firaq Gorakhpuri

dil par dastak dene kaun aa niklā hai

kis aahaT suntā huuñ vīrāne meñ

dil par dastak dene kaun aa nikla hai

kis ki aahaT sunta hun virane mein

Gulzar

is añdhere meñ na ik gaam bhī ruknā yaaro

ab to ik dūsre āhaTeñ kaam ā.eñgī

is andhere mein na ek gam bhi rukna yaro

ab to ek dusre ki aahaTen kaam aaengi

Rajinder Manchanda Bani
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jab zarā raat huī aur mah o anjum aa.e

bār-hā dil ne ye mahsūs kiyā tum aa.e

jab zara raat hui aur mah o anjum aae

bar-ha dil ne ye mahsus kiya tum aae

Asad Bhopali

jise na aane qasmeñ maiñ de ke aayā huuñ

usī ke qadmoñ aahaT intizār bhī hai

jise na aane ki qasmen main de ke aaya hun

usi ke qadmon ki aahaT ka intizar bhi hai

Javed Naseemi
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kaun aa.egā yahāñ koī na aayā hogā

merā darvāza havāoñ ne hilāyā hogā

kaun aaega yahan koi na aaya hoga

mera darwaza hawaon ne hilaya hoga

Kaif Bhopali

ḳhāmoshī meñ chāhe jitnā begāna-pan ho

lekin ik aahaT jānī-pahchānī hotī hai

KHamoshi mein chahe jitna begana-pan ho

lekin ek aahaT jaani-pahchani hoti hai

Bharat Bhushan Pant
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koī halchal hai na aahaT na sadā hai koī

dil dahlīz pe chup-chāp khaḌā hai koī

koi halchal hai na aahaT na sada hai koi

dil ki dahliz pe chup-chap khaDa hai koi

Khurshid Ahmad Jami

maiñ ne din raat ḳhudā se ye duā māñgī thī

koī aahaT na ho dar par mire jab aa.e

main ne din raat KHuda se ye dua mangi thi

koi aahaT na ho dar par mere jab tu aae

Bashir Badr

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