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Daniyal Tareer

  • Ghazal


shahr se kya gai jaanib-e-dasht-ezar zindagi faKHta


shahr se kyā ga.ī jānib-e-dasht-ezar zindagī fāḳhta
bain karne lagī aa ke shām-o-sahar mātamī fāḳhta

mar gayā raat ko barf oḌhe hue ek fōtpath par
vo jo kahtā rahā lafz vo umr-bhar shāñtī fāḳhta

kaisī kaisī havā.eñ chalīñ baaġh meñ kaun aayā gayā
saarī tabdīliyoñ se rahī be-ḳhabar bāvrī fāḳhta

vo nagar chāñd kā hai vahāñ terī kirnoñ kī ḳhvāhish kise
is taraf tīrgī hai yahāñ lā ke dhar tashtarī fāḳhta

be-amāñ shahr meñ kaisī dahshat se guzrī thī maiñ kyā kahūñ
jab adū dekhtī apne hī bāl-o-par nochtī fāḳhta

vo jo āñkhoñ meñ thī koī duniyā alag thī jahāñ se judā
mere ḳhvāboñ meñ the amn kā rāhbar raushnī fāḳhta

maiñ thā shā.ir mujhe shahr-āshob likhne the likhtā rahā
terī qismat meñ likhe ga.e kyuuñ khañDar sundarī fāḳhta

shahr se kya gai jaanib-e-dasht-ezar zindagi faKHta
bain karne lagi aa ke sham-o-sahar matami faKHta

mar gaya raat ko barf oDhe hue ek footpath par
wo jo kahta raha lafz wo umr-bhar shanti faKHta

kaisi kaisi hawaen chalin bagh mein kaun aaya gaya
sari tabdiliyon se rahi be-KHabar bawri faKHta

wo nagar chand ka hai wahan teri kirnon ki KHwahish kise
is taraf tirgi hai yahan la ke dhar tashtari faKHta

be-aman shahr mein kaisi dahshat se guzri thi main kya kahun
jab adu dekhti apne hi baal-o-par nochti faKHta

wo jo aankhon mein thi koi duniya alag thi jahan se juda
mere KHwabon mein the amn ka rahbar raushni faKHta

main tha shair mujhe shahr-ashob likhne the likhta raha
teri qismat mein likhe gae kyun khanDar sundari faKHta


Source: Book : Pakistani Adab (Pg. 496) Author : Dr. Rashid Amjad Publication : Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islambad, Pakistan (2009) Edition : 2009

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