The figure of the lover in Urdu poetry is of archetypal nature. He has many faces and conducts himself as differently as are the lovers from each other. These verses would bring you some of the facets of the lover’s personality.
anokhī vaz.a hai saare zamāne se nirāle haiñ
ye āshiq kaun sī bastī ke yā-rab rahne vaale haiñ
chal saath ki hasrat dil-e-marhūm se nikle
āshiq kā janāza hai zarā dhuum se nikle
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