Aankh Shayari

Eyes don’t only see what appears before them; they go deeper and see much more than the obvious and the visible. Urdu poetry celebrates the lovers’ eyes in most unusual ways. They both attract and repel and bring pleasure and pain accordingly. You would come across such experiences and many more when you would go through this selection.

aa jaa.e na dil aap bhī aur kisī par

dekho mirī jaañ aañkh laḌānā nahīñ achchhā

aa jae na dil aap ka bhi aur kisi par

dekho meri jaan aankh laDana nahin achchha

Bhartendu Harishchandra

aañkh kam-baḳht se us bazm meñ aañsū na rukā

ek qatre ne Duboyā mujhe dariyā ho kar

aankh kam-baKHt se us bazm mein aansu na ruka

ek qatre ne Duboya mujhe dariya ho kar

Hafeez Jalandhari

aañkh ye ek hasrat thī ki bas puurī huī

āñsuoñ meñ bhiig jaane havas puurī huī

aankh ki ye ek hasrat thi ki bas puri hui

aansuon mein bhig jaane ki hawas puri hui

Shahryar

aañkh rahzan nahīñ to phir kyā hai

luuT letī hai qāfila dil

aankh rahzan nahin to phir kya hai

luT leti hai qafila dil ka

Jaleel Manikpuri

aañkh se aañkh jab nahīñ miltī

dil se dil ham-kalām hotā hai

aankh se aankh jab nahin milti

dil se dil ham-kalam hota hai

Asrarul Haq Majaz

aañkh se aañkh milānā to suḳhan mat karnā

Tok dene se kahānī mazā jaatā hai

aankh se aankh milana to suKHan mat karna

Tok dene se kahani ka maza jata hai

Mohsin Asrar

āñkheñ batā rahī haiñ ki jaage ho raat ko

in sāġharoñ meñ bū-e-sharāb-e-visāl hai

aankhen bata rahi hain ki jage ho raat ko

in sagharon mein bu-e-sharab-e-visal hai

Jaleel Manikpuri

āñkheñ dikhlāte ho joban to dikhāo sāhab

vo alag bāñdh ke rakkhā hai jo maal achchhā hai

show me not your anger dear show me your youthful prime

the wealth that you have covered up is truly sublime

aankhen dikhlate ho joban to dikhao sahab

wo alag bandh ke rakkha hai jo mal achchha hai

show me not your anger dear show me your youthful prime

the wealth that you have covered up is truly sublime

Ameer Minai

āñkheñ jo uThā.e to mohabbat gumāñ ho

nazroñ ko jhukā.e to shikāyat lage hai

aankhen jo uThae to mohabbat ka guman ho

nazron ko jhukae to shikayat si lage hai

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

āñkheñ kholo ḳhvāb sameTo jaago bhī

'alvī' pyāre dekho saalā din niklā

aankhen kholo KHwab sameTo jago bhi

'alwi' pyare dekho sala din nikla

Mohammad Alvi

āñkheñ ḳhudā ne haiñ to dekheñge husn-e-yār

kab tak naqāb ruḳh se uThā.ī na jā.egī

aankhen KHuda ne di hain to dekhenge husn-e-yar

kab tak naqab ruKH se uThai na jaegi

Jaleel Manikpuri

āñkheñ na jiine deñgī tirī be-vafā mujhe

kyuuñ khiḌkiyoñ se jhāñk rahī hai qazā mujhe

aankhen na jine dengi teri be-wafa mujhe

kyun khiDkiyon se jhank rahi hai qaza mujhe

Imdad Ali Bahr

āñkheñ saaqī jab se dekhī haiñ

ham se do ghūñT nahīñ jaatī

aankhen saqi ki jab se dekhi hain

hum se do ghunT pi nahin jati

Jaleel Manikpuri

āñkhoñ meñ jo baat ho ga.ī hai

ik sharh-e-hayāt ho ga.ī hai

aankhon mein jo baat ho gai hai

ek sharh-e-hayat ho gai hai

Firaq Gorakhpuri

āñkhoñ se āñsuoñ ke marāsim purāne haiñ

mehmāñ ye ghar meñ aa.eñ to chubhtā nahīñ dhuāñ

aankhon se aansuon ke marasim purane hain

mehman ye ghar mein aaen to chubhta nahin dhuan

Gulzar

āñkhoñ tak aa sakī na kabhī āñsuoñ lahr

ye qāfila bhī naql-e-makānī meñ kho gayā

aankhon tak aa saki na kabhi aansuon ki lahr

ye qafila bhi naql-e-makani mein kho gaya

Abbas Tabish

aap maḳhmūr āñkhoñ qasam

merī mai-ḳhvārī abhī tak raaz hai

aap ki maKHmur aankhon ki qasam

meri mai-KHwari abhi tak raaz hai

Asrarul Haq Majaz

aayā hai mire dil ġhubār āñsuoñ ke saath

lo ab to huī mālik-e-ḳhushkī-o-tarī aañkh

aaya hai mere dil ka ghubar aansuon ke sath

lo ab to hui malik-e-KHushki-o-tari aankh

Khwaja Mohammad Vazeer Lakhnavi

ab apne chehre par do patthar se sajā.e phirtā huuñ

aañsū le kar bech diyā hai āñkhoñ bīnā.ī ko

ab apne chehre par do patthar se sajae phirta hun

aansu le kar bech diya hai aankhon ki binai ko

Shahzad Ahmad

ab tak mirī yādoñ se miTā.e nahīñ miTtā

bhīgī huī ik shaam manzar tirī āñkheñ

ab tak meri yaadon se miTae nahin miTta

bhigi hui ek sham ka manzar teri aankhen

Mohsin Naqvi

abhī vo aañkh bhī soī nahīñ hai

abhī vo ḳhvāb bhī jaagā huā hai

abhi wo aankh bhi soi nahin hai

abhi wo KHwab bhi jaga hua hai

Naseer Ahmad Nasir

asar na pūchhiye saaqī mast āñkhoñ

ye dekhiye ki koī hoshyār baaqī hai

asar na puchhiye saqi ki mast aankhon ka

ye dekhiye ki koi hoshyar baqi hai

Betab Azimabadi

baheñ na aañkh se aañsū to naġhmagī be-sūd

khileñ na phuul to rañgīni-e-fuġhāñ kyā hai

bahen na aankh se aansu to naghmagi be-sud

khilen na phul to rangini-e-fughan kya hai

Akhtar Saeed Khan

bahut dinoñ meñ taġhāful ne tere paidā

vo ik nigah ki ba-zāhir nigāh se kam hai

bahut dinon mein taghaful ne tere paida ki

wo ek nigah ki ba-zahir nigah se kam hai

Mirza Ghalib

bhar laa.e haiñ ham aañkh meñ rakhne ko muqābil

ik ḳhvāb-e-tamannā tirī ġhaflat ke barābar

bhar lae hain hum aankh mein rakhne ko muqabil

ek KHwab-e-tamanna teri ghaflat ke barabar

Abrar Ahmad

bichhī thiiñ har taraf āñkheñ āñkheñ

koī aañsū girā thā yaad hogā

bichhi thin har taraf aankhen hi aankhen

koi aansu gira tha yaad hoga

Bashir Badr

buz-dilī hogī charāġhoñ ko dikhānā āñkheñ

abr chhaT jaa.e to sūraj se milānā āñkheñ

would be cowardice to stare down at the flame

let the clouds disperse then look upon the sun

buz-dili hogi charaghon ko dikhana aankhen

abr chhaT jae to suraj se milana aankhen

would be cowardice to stare down at the flame

let the clouds disperse then look upon the sun

Shakeel Badayuni

dekhī haiñ baḌe ġhaur se maiñ ne vo nigāheñ

āñkhoñ meñ muravvat kahīñ naam nahīñ hai

dekhi hain baDe ghaur se main ne wo nigahen

aankhon mein murawwat ka kahin nam nahin hai

Jaleel Manikpuri

DhūñDtī haiñ jise mirī āñkheñ

vo tamāshā nazar nahīñ aatā

DhunDti hain jise meri aankhen

wo tamasha nazar nahin aata

Amjad hyderabadi

diloñ zikr kyā hai mileñ mileñ na mileñ

nazar milāo nazar se nazar baat karo

dilon ka zikr hi kya hai milen milen na milen

nazar milao nazar se nazar ki baat karo

Sufi Tabassum

ek aañsū bhī hukūmat ke liye ḳhatra hai

tum ne dekhā nahīñ ā.ankhoñ samundar honā

ek aansu bhi hukumat ke liye KHatra hai

tum ne dekha nahin aaankhon ka samundar hona

Munawwar Rana

ik hasīñ aañkh ke ishāre par

qāfile raah bhuul jaate haiñ

ek hasin aankh ke ishaare par

qafile rah bhul jate hain

Abdul Hamid Adam

haiñ mirī raah patthar mirī āñkhoñ hijāb

zaḳhm bāhar ke jo andar nahīñ jaane dete

hain meri rah ka patthar meri aankhon ka hijab

zaKHm bahar ke jo andar nahin jaane dete

Khursheed Rizvi

haiñ tasavvur meñ us ke āñkheñ band

log jāneñ haiñ ḳhvāb kartā huuñ

hain tasawwur mein us ke aankhen band

log jaanen hain KHwab karta hun

Meer Mohammadi Bedar

haañ kabhī ḳhvāb-e-ishq dekhā thā

ab tak āñkhoñ se ḳhuuñ Tapaktā hai

han kabhi KHwab-e-ishq dekha tha

ab tak aankhon se KHun Tapakta hai

Akhtar Ansari

har ek aañkh meñ hotī hai muntazir koī aañkh

har ek dil meñ kahīñ kuchh jagah nikaltī hai

har ek aankh mein hoti hai muntazir koi aankh

har ek dil mein kahin kuchh jagah nikalti hai

Abrar Ahmad

hasīñ terī āñhkeñ hasīñ tere aañsū

yahīñ Duub jaane ko chāhtā hai

hasin teri aanhken hasin tere aansu

yahin Dub jaane ko ji chahta hai

Jigar Moradabadi

hote haiñ rāz-e-ishq-o-mohabbat isī se faash

āñkheñ zabāñ nahīñ hai agar be-zabāñ nahīñ

hote hain raaz-e-ishq-o-mohabbat isi se fash

aankhen zaban nahin hai agar be-zaban nahin

Fani Badayuni

ham mohabbat sabaq bhuul ga.e

terī āñkhoñ ne paḌhāyā kyā hai

hum mohabbat ka sabaq bhul gae

teri aankhon ne paDhaya kya hai

Jameel Mazhari

idhar udhar mirī āñkheñ tujhe pukārtī haiñ

mirī nigāh nahīñ hai zabān hai goyā

idhar udhar meri aankhen tujhe pukarti hain

meri nigah nahin hai zaban hai goya

Bismil Saeedi

is qadar royā huuñ terī yaad meñ

ā.īne āñkhoñ ke dhundle ho ga.e

is qadar roya hun teri yaad mein

aaine aankhon ke dhundle ho gae

Nasir Kazmi

jaan se ho ga.e badan ḳhālī

jis taraf ne aañkh bhar dekhā

jaan se ho gae badan KHali

jis taraf tu ne aankh bhar dekha

Khwaja Meer Dard

jab tire nain muskurāte haiñ

ziist ke rañj bhuul jaate haiñ

jab tere nain muskuraate hain

zist ke ranj bhul jate hain

Abdul Hamid Adam

jo aa.e hashr meñ vo sab ko mārte aa.e

jidhar nigāh phirī choT par lagā.ī choT

jo aae hashr mein wo sab ko marte aae

jidhar nigah phiri choT par lagai choT

Ahmad Husain Mail

jo un ma.asūm āñkhoñ ne diye the

vo dhoke aaj tak maiñ khā rahā huuñ

jo un masum aankhon ne diye the

wo dhoke aaj tak main kha raha hun

Firaq Gorakhpuri

kab un āñkhoñ sāmnā na huā

tiir jin kabhī ḳhatā na huā

kab un aankhon ka samna na hua

tir jin ka kabhi KHata na hua

Mubarak Azimabadi

kabhī kabhī to chhalak paḌtī haiñ yūñhī āñkheñ

udaas hone koī sabab nahīñ hotā

kabhi kabhi to chhalak paDti hain yunhi aankhen

udas hone ka koi sabab nahin hota

Bashir Badr

kabhī un mad-bharī āñkhoñ se piyā thā ik jaam

aaj tak hosh nahīñ hosh nahīñ hosh nahīñ

kabhi un mad-bhari aankhon se piya tha ek jam

aaj tak hosh nahin hosh nahin hosh nahin

Jigar Moradabadi

kabhī ziyāda kabhī kam rahā hai āñkhoñ meñ

lahū silsila paiham rahā hai āñkhoñ meñ

kabhi ziyaada kabhi kam raha hai aankhon mein

lahu ka silsila paiham raha hai aankhon mein

Shaz Tamkanat

kahīñ na un nazar se nazar kisī laḌe

vo is lihāz se āñkheñ jhukā.e baiThe haiñ

kahin na un ki nazar se nazar kisi ki laDe

wo is lihaz se aankhen jhukae baiThe hain

Nooh Narvi

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