Zindagi Shayari

Life is simply indefinable; it presents itself in many more ways than human beings can comprehend. Similarly, the representations of life in poetry are as varied as are our perceptions with regard to life. This small selection of verses on life is only a few of those approaches to human existence which distinguish life for all its splendor and beauty.

jo guzārī na sakī ham se

ham ne vo zindagī guzārī hai

jo guzari na ja saki hum se

hum ne wo zindagi guzari hai

Jaun Eliya

jo guzārī na sakī ham se

ham ne vo zindagī guzārī hai

jo guzari na ja saki hum se

hum ne wo zindagi guzari hai

Jaun Eliya

zindagī ne mujhe qabr se kam hai zamīñ

paañv phailā.ūñ to dīvār meñ sar lagtā hai

zindagi tu ne mujhe qabr se kam di hai zamin

panw phailaun to diwar mein sar lagta hai

Bashir Badr

zindagī ne mujhe qabr se kam hai zamīñ

paañv phailā.ūñ to dīvār meñ sar lagtā hai

zindagi tu ne mujhe qabr se kam di hai zamin

panw phailaun to diwar mein sar lagta hai

Bashir Badr

hosh vāloñ ko ḳhabar kyā be-ḳhudī kyā chiiz hai

ishq kiije phir samajhiye zindagī kyā chiiz hai

hosh walon ko KHabar kya be-KHudi kya chiz hai

ishq kije phir samajhiye zindagi kya chiz hai

Nida Fazli

hosh vāloñ ko ḳhabar kyā be-ḳhudī kyā chiiz hai

ishq kiije phir samajhiye zindagī kyā chiiz hai

hosh walon ko KHabar kya be-KHudi kya chiz hai

ishq kije phir samajhiye zindagi kya chiz hai

Nida Fazli

zindagī zinda-dilī hai naam

murda-dil ḳhaak jiyā karte haiñ

zindagi zinda-dili ka hai nam

murda-dil KHak jiya karte hain

Imam Bakhsh Nasikh

zindagī zinda-dilī hai naam

murda-dil ḳhaak jiyā karte haiñ

zindagi zinda-dili ka hai nam

murda-dil KHak jiya karte hain

Imam Bakhsh Nasikh

zindagī kis tarah basar hogī

dil nahīñ lag rahā mohabbat meñ

zindagi kis tarah basar hogi

dil nahin lag raha mohabbat mein

Jaun Eliya

zindagī kis tarah basar hogī

dil nahīñ lag rahā mohabbat meñ

zindagi kis tarah basar hogi

dil nahin lag raha mohabbat mein

Jaun Eliya

maut bhī ilaaj ho shāyad

zindagī koī ilaaj nahīñ

for death a cure there well may be

but for this life no remedy

maut ka bhi ilaj ho shayad

zindagi ka koi ilaj nahin

for death a cure there well may be

but for this life no remedy

Firaq Gorakhpuri

maut bhī ilaaj ho shāyad

zindagī koī ilaaj nahīñ

for death a cure there well may be

but for this life no remedy

maut ka bhi ilaj ho shayad

zindagi ka koi ilaj nahin

for death a cure there well may be

but for this life no remedy

Firaq Gorakhpuri

umr-e-darāz maañg ke laa.ī thī chaar din

do aarzū meñ kaT ga.e do intizār meñ

a long life, four days in all, I did negotiate

two were spent in hope and two were spent in wait

umr-e-daraaz mang ke lai thi chaar din

do aarzu mein kaT gae do intizar mein

a long life, four days in all, I did negotiate

two were spent in hope and two were spent in wait

Seemab Akbarabadi

umr-e-darāz maañg ke laa.ī thī chaar din

do aarzū meñ kaT ga.e do intizār meñ

a long life, four days in all, I did negotiate

two were spent in hope and two were spent in wait

umr-e-daraaz mang ke lai thi chaar din

do aarzu mein kaT gae do intizar mein

a long life, four days in all, I did negotiate

two were spent in hope and two were spent in wait

Seemab Akbarabadi

sair kar duniyā ġhāfil zindagānī phir kahāñ

zindagī gar kuchh rahī to ye javānī phir kahāñ

sair kar duniya ki ghafil zindagani phir kahan

zindagi gar kuchh rahi to ye jawani phir kahan

Khwaja Meer Dard

sair kar duniyā ġhāfil zindagānī phir kahāñ

zindagī gar kuchh rahī to ye javānī phir kahāñ

sair kar duniya ki ghafil zindagani phir kahan

zindagi gar kuchh rahi to ye jawani phir kahan

Khwaja Meer Dard

zindagī shāyad isī naam hai

dūriyāñ majbūriyāñ tanhā.iyāñ

zindagi shayad isi ka nam hai

duriyan majburiyan tanhaiyan

Kaif Bhopali

zindagī shāyad isī naam hai

dūriyāñ majbūriyāñ tanhā.iyāñ

zindagi shayad isi ka nam hai

duriyan majburiyan tanhaiyan

Kaif Bhopali

dhuup meñ niklo ghaTāoñ meñ nahā kar dekho

zindagī kyā hai kitāboñ ko haTā kar dekho

dhup mein niklo ghaTaon mein naha kar dekho

zindagi kya hai kitabon ko haTa kar dekho

Nida Fazli

dhuup meñ niklo ghaTāoñ meñ nahā kar dekho

zindagī kyā hai kitāboñ ko haTā kar dekho

dhup mein niklo ghaTaon mein naha kar dekho

zindagi kya hai kitabon ko haTa kar dekho

Nida Fazli

tum mohabbat ko khel kahte ho

ham ne barbād zindagī kar

tum mohabbat ko khel kahte ho

hum ne barbaad zindagi kar li

Bashir Badr

tum mohabbat ko khel kahte ho

ham ne barbād zindagī kar

tum mohabbat ko khel kahte ho

hum ne barbaad zindagi kar li

Bashir Badr

dekhā hai zindagī ko kuchh itne qarīb se

chehre tamām lagne lage haiñ ajiib se

dekha hai zindagi ko kuchh itne qarib se

chehre tamam lagne lage hain ajib se

Sahir Ludhianvi

dekhā hai zindagī ko kuchh itne qarīb se

chehre tamām lagne lage haiñ ajiib se

dekha hai zindagi ko kuchh itne qarib se

chehre tamam lagne lage hain ajib se

Sahir Ludhianvi

zindagī kyā kisī muflis qabā hai jis meñ

har ghaḌī dard ke paivand lage jaate haiñ

zindagi kya kisi muflis ki qaba hai jis mein

har ghaDi dard ke paiwand lage jate hain

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

zindagī kyā kisī muflis qabā hai jis meñ

har ghaḌī dard ke paivand lage jaate haiñ

zindagi kya kisi muflis ki qaba hai jis mein

har ghaDi dard ke paiwand lage jate hain

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

yuuñ to marne ke liye zahr sabhī piite haiñ

zindagī tere liye zahr piyā hai maiñ ne

yun to marne ke liye zahr sabhi pite hain

zindagi tere liye zahr piya hai main ne

Khalilur Rahman Azmi

yuuñ to marne ke liye zahr sabhī piite haiñ

zindagī tere liye zahr piyā hai maiñ ne

yun to marne ke liye zahr sabhi pite hain

zindagi tere liye zahr piya hai main ne

Khalilur Rahman Azmi

ab to ḳhushī ġham hai na ġham ḳhushī mujhe

be-his banā chukī hai bahut zindagī mujhe

ab to KHushi ka gham hai na gham ki KHushi mujhe

be-his bana chuki hai bahut zindagi mujhe

Shakeel Badayuni

ab to ḳhushī ġham hai na ġham ḳhushī mujhe

be-his banā chukī hai bahut zindagī mujhe

ab to KHushi ka gham hai na gham ki KHushi mujhe

be-his bana chuki hai bahut zindagi mujhe

Shakeel Badayuni

is tarah zindagī ne diyā hai hamārā saath

jaise koī nibāh rahā ho raqīb se

is tarah zindagi ne diya hai hamara sath

jaise koi nibah raha ho raqib se

Sahir Ludhianvi

is tarah zindagī ne diyā hai hamārā saath

jaise koī nibāh rahā ho raqīb se

is tarah zindagi ne diya hai hamara sath

jaise koi nibah raha ho raqib se

Sahir Ludhianvi

ġharaz ki kaaT diye zindagī ke din ai dost

vo terī yaad meñ hoñ tujhe bhulāne meñ

gharaz ki kaT diye zindagi ke din ai dost

wo teri yaad mein hon ya tujhe bhulane mein

Firaq Gorakhpuri

ġharaz ki kaaT diye zindagī ke din ai dost

vo terī yaad meñ hoñ tujhe bhulāne meñ

gharaz ki kaT diye zindagi ke din ai dost

wo teri yaad mein hon ya tujhe bhulane mein

Firaq Gorakhpuri

zindagī kyā hai anāsir meñ zuhūr-e-tartīb

maut kyā hai inhīñ ajzā pareshāñ honā

zindagi kya hai anasir mein zuhur-e-tartib

maut kya hai inhin ajza ka pareshan hona

Chakbast Brij Narayan

zindagī kyā hai anāsir meñ zuhūr-e-tartīb

maut kyā hai inhīñ ajzā pareshāñ honā

zindagi kya hai anasir mein zuhur-e-tartib

maut kya hai inhin ajza ka pareshan hona

Chakbast Brij Narayan

zindagī ek fan hai lamhoñ ko

apne andāz se gañvāne

zindagi ek fan hai lamhon ko

apne andaz se ganwane ka

Jaun Eliya

zindagī ek fan hai lamhoñ ko

apne andāz se gañvāne

zindagi ek fan hai lamhon ko

apne andaz se ganwane ka

Jaun Eliya

kahānī ke parde meñ bhalī lagtī hai

zindagī terī haqīqat nahīñ dekhī jaatī

tu kahani hi ke parde mein bhali lagti hai

zindagi teri haqiqat nahin dekhi jati

Akhtar Saeed Khan

kahānī ke parde meñ bhalī lagtī hai

zindagī terī haqīqat nahīñ dekhī jaatī

tu kahani hi ke parde mein bhali lagti hai

zindagi teri haqiqat nahin dekhi jati

Akhtar Saeed Khan

ab mirī koī zindagī nahīñ

ab bhī tum merī zindagī ho kyā

ab meri koi zindagi hi nahin

ab bhi tum meri zindagi ho kya

Jaun Eliya

ab mirī koī zindagī nahīñ

ab bhī tum merī zindagī ho kyā

ab meri koi zindagi hi nahin

ab bhi tum meri zindagi ho kya

Jaun Eliya

le de ke apne paas faqat ik nazar to hai

kyuuñ dekheñ zindagī ko kisī nazar se ham

le de ke apne pas faqat ek nazar to hai

kyun dekhen zindagi ko kisi ki nazar se hum

Sahir Ludhianvi

le de ke apne paas faqat ik nazar to hai

kyuuñ dekheñ zindagī ko kisī nazar se ham

le de ke apne pas faqat ek nazar to hai

kyun dekhen zindagi ko kisi ki nazar se hum

Sahir Ludhianvi

dard aisā hai ki chāhe hai zinda rahiye

zindagī aisī ki mar jaane ko chāhe hai

dard aisa hai ki ji chahe hai zinda rahiye

zindagi aisi ki mar jaane ko ji chahe hai

Kaleem Aajiz

dard aisā hai ki chāhe hai zinda rahiye

zindagī aisī ki mar jaane ko chāhe hai

dard aisa hai ki ji chahe hai zinda rahiye

zindagi aisi ki mar jaane ko ji chahe hai

Kaleem Aajiz

koī ḳhāmosh zaḳhm lagtī hai

zindagī ek nazm lagtī hai

koi KHamosh zaKHm lagti hai

zindagi ek nazm lagti hai

Gulzar

koī ḳhāmosh zaḳhm lagtī hai

zindagī ek nazm lagtī hai

koi KHamosh zaKHm lagti hai

zindagi ek nazm lagti hai

Gulzar

har nafas umr-e-guzishta hai mayyat 'fānī'

zindagī naam hai mar mar ke jiye jaane

har nafas umr-e-guzishta ki hai mayyat 'fani'

zindagi nam hai mar mar ke jiye jaane ka

Fani Badayuni

har nafas umr-e-guzishta hai mayyat 'fānī'

zindagī naam hai mar mar ke jiye jaane

har nafas umr-e-guzishta ki hai mayyat 'fani'

zindagi nam hai mar mar ke jiye jaane ka

Fani Badayuni