Visaal Shayari

We all nurse a desire for union but desires would not to be desires if they were fulfilled. In poetry, a lover lives with the burning desire for union which remains unfulfilled at large. Here, we have collected some verses that narrate the told and untold stories of separation and union. There are certain turns here that will take you by surprise.

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

aaj dekhā hai tujh ko der ke ba.ad

aaj din guzar na jaa.e kahīñ

aaj dekha hai tujh ko der ke baad

aaj ka din guzar na jae kahin

Nasir Kazmi

aap to muñh pher kar kahte haiñ aane ke liye

vasl va.ada zarā āñkheñ milā kar kījiye

aap to munh pher kar kahte hain aane ke liye

wasl ka wada zara aankhen mila kar kijiye

Lala Madhav Ram Jauhar
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aarzū vasl rakhtī hai pareshāñ kyā kyā

kyā batā.ūñ ki mere dil meñ hai armāñ kyā kyā

aarzu wasl ki rakhti hai pareshan kya kya

kya bataun ki mere dil mein hai arman kya kya

Akhtar Shirani

armān vasl mirī nazroñ se taaḌ ke

pahle se vo baiTh ga.e muñh bigāḌ ke

arman wasl ka meri nazron se taD ke

pahle hi se wo baiTh gae munh bigaD ke

Lala Madhav Ram Jauhar
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aur bhī dukh haiñ zamāne meñ mohabbat ke sivā

rāhateñ aur bhī haiñ vasl rāhat ke sivā

sorrows other than love's longing does this life provide

comforts other than a lover's union too abide

aur bhi dukh hain zamane mein mohabbat ke siwa

rahaten aur bhi hain wasl ki rahat ke siwa

sorrows other than love's longing does this life provide

comforts other than a lover's union too abide

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

batāo kaun sūrat hai un se milne

na us taraf unheñ fursat na ham idhar ḳhālī

batao kaun si surat hai un se milne ki

na us taraf unhen fursat na hum idhar KHali

Lala Madhav Ram Jauhar
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bhalā ham mile bhī to kyā mile vahī dūriyāñ vahī fāsle

na kabhī hamāre qadam baḌhe na kabhī tumhārī jhijak ga.ī

bhala hum mile bhi to kya mile wahi duriyan wahi fasle

na kabhi hamare qadam baDhe na kabhi tumhaari jhijak gai

Bashir Badr

chand kaliyāñ nashāt chun kar muddatoñ mahv-e-yās rahtā huuñ

terā milnā ḳhushī baat sahī tujh se mil kar udaas rahtā huuñ

chand kaliyan nashat ki chun kar muddaton mahw-e-yas rahta hun

tera milna KHushi ki baat sahi tujh se mil kar udas rahta hun

Sahir Ludhianvi
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dekh kar tūl-e-shab-e-hijr duā kartā huuñ

vasl ke roz se bhī umr mirī kam ho jaa.e

dekh kar tul-e-shab-e-hijr dua karta hun

wasl ke roz se bhi umr meri kam ho jae

Mirza Raza Barq

dekh le bulbul o parvāna betābī ko

hijr achchhā na hasīnoñ visāl achchhā hai

dekh le bulbul o parwana ki betabi ko

hijr achchha na hasinon ka visal achchha hai

Ameer Minai

dhaḌaktī qurbatoñ ke ḳhvāb se jaage to jaanā

zarā se vasl ne kitnā akelā kar diyā hai

dhaDakti qurbaton ke KHwab se jage to jaana

zara se wasl ne kitna akela kar diya hai

Hasan Abbas Raza

do alag lafz nahīñ hijr o visāl

ek meñ ek goyā.ī hai

do alag lafz nahin hijr o visal

ek mein ek ki goyai hai

Farhat Ehsas

dost dil rakhne ko karte haiñ bahāne kyā kiyā

roz jhūTī ḳhabar-e-vasl sunā jaate haiñ

dost dil rakhne ko karte hain bahane kya kiya

roz jhuTi KHabar-e-wasl suna jate hain

Lala Madhav Ram Jauhar
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'farāz' ishq duniyā to ḳhūb-sūrat thī

ye kis ne fitna-e-hijr-o-visāl rakkhā hai

'faraaz' ishq ki duniya to KHub-surat thi

ye kis ne fitna-e-hijr-o-visal rakkha hai

Ahmad Faraz

guzarne na vo raat maiñ ne

ghaḌī par rakh diyā thā haath maiñ ne

guzarne hi na di wo raat main ne

ghaDi par rakh diya tha hath main ne

Shahzad Ahmad
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har ishq ke manzar meñ thā ik hijr manzar

ik vasl manzar kisī manzar meñ nahīñ thā

har ishq ke manzar mein tha ek hijr ka manzar

ek wasl ka manzar kisi manzar mein nahin tha

Aqeel Abbas Jafri

hijr ik vaqfa-e-bedār hai do nīñdoñ meñ

vasl ik ḳhvāb hai jis koī ta.abīr nahīñ

hijr ek waqfa-e-bedar hai do nindon mein

wasl ek KHwab hai jis ki koi tabir nahin

Ahmad Mushtaq

hijr o visāl charāġh haiñ donoñ tanhā.ī ke tāqoñ meñ

akasr donoñ gul rahte haiñ aur jalā kartā huuñ maiñ

hijr o visal charagh hain donon tanhai ke taqon mein

akasr donon gul rahte hain aur jala karta hun main

Farhat Ehsas

hikāyat-e-ishq se bhī dil ilaaj mumkin nahīñ ki ab bhī

firāq talḳhiyāñ vahī haiñ visāl aarzū vahī hai

hikayat-e-ishq se bhi dil ka ilaj mumkin nahin ki ab bhi

firaq ki talKHiyan wahi hain visal ki aarzu wahi hai

Ghulam Husain Sajid

ik raat dil-jaloñ ko ye aish-e-visāl de

phir chāhe āsmān jahannam meñ Daal de

just one night give these deprived the joy of company

thereafter if you wish merge paradise and purgatory

ek raat dil-jalon ko ye aish-e-visal de

phir chahe aasman jahannam mein Dal de

just one night give these deprived the joy of company

thereafter if you wish merge paradise and purgatory

Jalal Lakhnavi

ishq meñ nisbat nahīñ bulbul ko parvāne ke saath

vasl meñ vo jaan de ye hijr meñ jiitī rahe

ishq mein nisbat nahin bulbul ko parwane ke sath

wasl mein wo jaan de ye hijr mein jiti rahe

Jafar Ali Khan Zaki
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ishq par faa.ez huuñ auroñ tarah lekin mujhe

vasl lapkā nahīñ hai hijr se vahshat nahīñ

ishq par faez hun auron ki tarah lekin mujhe

wasl ka lapka nahin hai hijr se wahshat nahin

Ghulam Husain Sajid

jān-levā thiiñ ḳhvāhisheñ varna

vasl se intizār achchhā thā

jaan-lewa thin KHwahishen warna

wasl se intizar achchha tha

Jaun Eliya

jab zikr kiyā maiñ ne kabhī vasl un se

vo kahne lage paak mohabbat hai baḌī chiiz

jab zikr kiya main ne kabhi wasl ka un se

wo kahne lage pak mohabbat hai baDi chiz

Nooh Narvi

kabhī mauj-e-ḳhvāb meñ kho gayā kabhī thak ke ret pe so gayā

yūñhī umr saarī guzār faqat ārzū-e-visāl meñ

kabhi mauj-e-KHwab mein kho gaya kabhi thak ke ret pe so gaya

yunhi umr sari guzar di faqat aarzu-e-visal mein

Asad Badayuni

kahāñ ham kahāñ vasl-e-jānāñ 'hasrat'

bahut hai unheñ ik nazar dekh lenā

kahan hum kahan wasl-e-jaanan ki 'hasrat'

bahut hai unhen ek nazar dekh lena

Hasrat Mohani
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kahāñ vasl tanhā.ī ne shāyad bhes badlā hai

tire dam bhar ke mil jaane ko ham bhī kyā samajhte haiñ

kahan ka wasl tanhai ne shayad bhes badla hai

tere dam bhar ke mil jaane ko hum bhi kya samajhte hain

Firaq Gorakhpuri

kahnā qāsid ki us ke jiine

va.ada-e-vasl par madār hai aaj

kahna qasid ki us ke jine ka

wada-e-wasl par madar hai aaj

Mardan Ali Khan Rana
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kal vasl meñ bhī niiñd na aa.ī tamām shab

ek ek baat par thī laḌā.ī tamām shab

kal wasl mein bhi nind na aai tamam shab

ek ek baat par thi laDai tamam shab

Mamnoon Nizamuddin

ḳhair se dil ko tirī yaad se kuchh kaam to hai

vasl shab na sahī hijr hañgām to hai

KHair se dil ko teri yaad se kuchh kaam to hai

wasl ki shab na sahi hijr ka hangam to hai

Hasan Nayeem

maiñ apne jism sargoshiyoñ ko suntā huuñ

tire visāl saa.at nikaltī jaatī hai

main apne jism ki sargoshiyon ko sunta hun

tere visal ki saat nikalti jati hai

Shahryar

maiñ samajhtā huuñ ki hai jannat o dozaḳh kyā chiiz

ek hai vasl tirā ek hai furqat terī

main samajhta hun ki hai jannat o dozaKH kya chiz

ek hai wasl tera ek hai furqat teri

Jaleel Manikpuri
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mere har misre pe us ne vasl misra lagāyā

sab adhūre sher shab bhar meñ mukammal ho ga.e the

mere har misre pe us ne wasl ka misra lagaya

sab adhure sher shab bhar mein mukammal ho gae the

Farhat Ehsas

milā na lutf-e-visāl lekin maze shab bhar rahā tamāshā

idhar khulā band us qabā girah lagā udhar hayā ne

mila na lutf-e-visal lekin maze ka shab bhar raha tamasha

idhar khula band us qaba ka girah laga di udhar haya ne

Jaleel Manikpuri
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milne ye kaun ghaḌī thī

bāhar hijr raat khaḌī thī

milne ki ye kaun ghaDi thi

bahar hijr ki raat khaDi thi

Ahmad Mushtaq
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mire savāl-e-visāl par tum nazar jhukā kar khaḌe hue ho

tumhīñ batāo ye baat kyā hai savāl puurā javāb aadhā

mere sawal-e-visal par tum nazar jhuka kar khaDe hue ho

tumhin batao ye baat kya hai sawal pura jawab aadha

Kunwar Mahendra Singh Bedi Sahar

mirī bahār meñ aalam ḳhizāñ rahtā hai

huā jo vasl to khaTkā rahā judā.ī

meri bahaar mein aalam KHizan ka rahta hai

hua jo wasl to khaTka raha judai ka

Jaleel Manikpuri
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nahīñ nigāh meñ manzil to justujū sahī

nahīñ visāl mayassar to aarzū sahī

nahin nigah mein manzil to justuju hi sahi

nahin visal mayassar to aarzu hi sahi

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

o vasl meñ muñh chhupāne vaale

ye bhī koī vaqt hai hayā

o wasl mein munh chhupane wale

ye bhi koi waqt hai haya ka

Hasan Barelvi

phir baiThe baiThe vāda-e-vasl us ne kar liyā

phir uTh khaḌā huā vahī rog intizār

phir baiThe baiThe wada-e-wasl us ne kar liya

phir uTh khaDa hua wahi rog intizar ka

Ameer Minai
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rahā ḳhvāb meñ un se shab bhar visāl

mire baḳht jaage maiñ soyā kiyā

raha KHwab mein un se shab bhar visal

mere baKHt jage main soya kiya

Ameer Minai
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rakh na aañsū se vasl ummīd

khāre paanī se daal galtī nahīñ

rakh na aansu se wasl ki ummid

khaare pani se dal galti nahin

Shaikh Qudratullah Qudrat
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sau chāñd bhī chamkeñge to kyā baat banegī

tum aa.e to is raat auqāt banegī

sau chand bhi chamkenge to kya baat banegi

tum aae to is raat ki auqat banegi

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

shab-e-vasl kyā kahūñ dāstāñ

zabāñ thak ga.ī guftugū rah ga.ī

shab-e-wasl ki kya kahun dastan

zaban thak gai guftugu rah gai

Dagh Dehlvi
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shab-e-vasl thī chāndnī samāñ thā

baġhal meñ sanam thā ḳhudā mehrbāñ thā

shab-e-wasl thi chandni ka saman tha

baghal mein sanam tha KHuda mehrban tha

Haidar Ali Aatish

shab-e-visāl hai gul kar do in charāġhoñ ko

ḳhushī bazm meñ kyā kaam jalne vāloñ

shab-e-visal hai gul kar do in charaghon ko

KHushi ki bazm mein kya kaam jalne walon ka

Dagh Dehlvi
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Thahrī jo vasl to huī sub.h shaam se

but mehrbāñ hue to ḳhudā mehrbāñ na thā

Thahri jo wasl ki to hui subh sham se

but mehrban hue to KHuda mehrban na tha

Lala Madhav Ram Jauhar

tirā vasl hai mujhe be-ḳhudī tirā hijr hai mujhe āgahī

tirā vasl mujh ko firāq hai tirā hijr mujh ko visāl hai

tera wasl hai mujhe be-KHudi tera hijr hai mujhe aagahi

tera wasl mujh ko firaq hai tera hijr mujh ko visal hai

Jalaluddin Akbar

tum kahāñ vasl kahāñ vasl ummīd kahāñ

dil ke bahkāne ko ik baat banā rakhī hai

tum kahan wasl kahan wasl ki ummid kahan

dil ke bahkane ko ek baat bana rakhi hai

Agha Shayar Qazalbash
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