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Najmi Siddiqui

  • Ghazal


saza se bach ke kai bar shatiron ki tarah


sazā se bach ke ka.ī baar shātiroñ kī tarah
maiñ apne sāmne aayā huuñ mujrmoñ kī tarah

vo zaḳhm jin kā badan par nishāñ nahīñ paḌtā
vahī to khulte haiñ sapnoñ meñ rauzanoñ kī tarah

har ek moḌ pe tajdīd-e-ahd lāzim thā
vo shaḳhs thā koī pur-pech rāstoñ kī tarah

yahī ḳhayāl mujhe aa ke chīr-phāḌ gayā
mile haiñ dost bhī yūsuf ke bhā.iyoñ kī tarah

zamīn paañv tale hai na āsmāñ sar par
paḌe haiñ ghar meñ ka.ī log be-gharoñ kī tarah

gayā to kuchh na rahā mere paas jiine ko
ġhanīm thā vo jo aayā thā dostoñ kī tarah

ye aur baat ki zāhir meñ kuchh nahīñ lagte
buland-o-bālā haiñ kuchh log parbatoñ kī tarah

vo rāste jo tire saath chal ke tai hote
lipaT ga.e mire paañv meñ dā.eroñ kī tarah

palak jhapakne meñ ik umr kaT ga.ī 'najmī'
guzar ga.e haiñ ka.ī saal sā.atoñ kī tarah

saza se bach ke kai bar shatiron ki tarah
main apne samne aaya hun mujrmon ki tarah

wo zaKHm jin ka badan par nishan nahin paDta
wahi to khulte hain sapnon mein rauzanon ki tarah

har ek moD pe tajdid-e-ahd lazim tha
wo shaKHs tha koi pur-pech raston ki tarah

yahi KHayal mujhe aa ke chir-phaD gaya
mile hain dost bhi yusuf ke bhaiyon ki tarah

zamin panw tale hai na aasman sar par
paDe hain ghar mein kai log be-gharon ki tarah

gaya to kuchh na raha mere pas jine ko
ghanim tha wo jo aaya tha doston ki tarah

ye aur baat ki zahir mein kuchh nahin lagte
buland-o-baala hain kuchh log parbaton ki tarah

wo raste jo tere sath chal ke tai hote
lipaT gae mere panw mein daeron ki tarah

palak jhapakne mein ek umr kaT gai 'najmi'
guzar gae hain kai sal saaton ki tarah


Source: Book : Pakistani Adab (Pg. 704) Author : Dr. Rashid Amjad Publication : Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islambad, Pakistan (2009) Edition : 2009

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