Taghaful Shayari

Feigned ignorance has been a subject of interest for poets. There may be an interesting plot in pretending that one does not know even while one knows. This is also one of the popular themes of romantic poetry. Almost all classical poets have presented curious pictures of this attitude with respect to the lovers and the beloveds. Some examples would bring out different contexts of this attitude.


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ba.ad marne ke mirī qabr pe aayā 'ġhāfil'


yaad aa.ī mire iisā ko davā mere ba.ad

ham ne maanā ki taġhāful na karoge lekin


ḳhaak ho jā.eñge ham tum ko ḳhabar hote tak

ham tirī raah meñ juuñ naqsh-e-qadam baiThe haiñ


taġhāful kiye ai yaar chalā jaatā hai

har ek baat ke yuuñ to diye javāb us ne


jo ḳhaas baat thī har baar hañs ke Taal gayā

ik tarz-e-taġhāful hai so vo un ko mubārak


ik arz-e-tamannā hai so ham karte raheñge

is nahīñ koī ilaaj nahīñ


roz kahte haiñ aap aaj nahīñ

kabhī yak-ba-yak tavajjoh kabhī daf.atan taġhāful


mujhe aazmā rahā hai koī ruḳh badal badal kar

kis muñh se kareñ un ke taġhāful shikāyat


ḳhud ham ko mohabbat sabaq yaad nahīñ hai

maiñ dar-guzrā sāhib-salāmat se bhī


ḳhudā ke liye itnā barham na ho

o aañkh churā ke jaane vaale


ham bhī the kabhī tirī nazar meñ

paḌhe jaao 'beḳhud' ġhazal par ġhazal


vo but ban ga.e haiñ sune jā.eñge

phir aur taġhāful sabab kyā hai ḳhudāyā


maiñ yaad na aa.uuñ unheñ mumkin nahīñ hai

sun ke saarī dāstān-e-rañj-o-ġham


kah diyā us ne ki phir ham kyā kareñ

sunāte ho kise ahvāl 'māhir'


vahāñ to muskurāyā rahā hai

tum nazar kyuuñ churā.e jaate ho


jab tumheñ ham salām karte haiñ

tumhāre dil meñ kyā nā-mehrbānī aa ga.ī zālim


ki yuuñ pheñkā judā mujh se phaḌaktī machhlī ko jal siiñ

tumheñ yaad na aa.uuñ ye hai aur baat varna


maiñ nahīñ huuñ duur itnā ki salām tak na pahuñche

unheñ to sitam mazā paḌ gayā hai


kahāñ tajāhul kahāñ taġhāful

us jagah ke vo baiThā hai bharī mahfil meñ


ab jahāñ mere ishāre bhī nahīñ sakte

us ne bārish meñ bhī khiḌkī khol ke dekhā nahīñ


bhīgne vāloñ ko kal kyā kyā pareshānī huī

us ne sun kar baat merī Taal


uljhanoñ meñ aur uljhan Daal

'vahshat' us but ne taġhāful jab kiyā apnā shi.ār


kaam ḳhāmoshī se maiñ ne bhī liyā fariyād

ye adā-e-be-niyāzī tujhe bevafā mubārak


magar aisī be-ruḳhī kyā ki salām tak na pahuñche

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