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Zafar Iqbal

  • Ghazal


yun bhi nahin ki sham-o-sahar intizar tha


yuuñ bhī nahīñ ki shām-o-sahar intizār thā
kahte nahīñ the muñh se magar intizār thā

muddat ke ba.ad phuul kī sūrat khilā thā dil
shabnam kī tarah tāza-o-tar intizār thā

bāloñ meñ dhuul paañv meñ chhāle na the magar
phir bhī kuchh ek ranj-e-safar intizār thā

koī ḳhabar thī us kī parindoñ ke shor meñ
rañg-e-havā meñ shāḳh-o-shajar intizār thā

yuuñ thī javāharāt lab-o-chashm kī jhalak
jaise ye koī la.al-o-gohar intizār thā

dālān-o-dar meñ ek tavaqqo.a thī mauj mauj
dīvār-o-bām the ki bhañvar intizār thā

aise meñ e'tibār kisī par na thā mujhe
maiñ bhī thā saath saath jidhar intizār thā

āñkheñ thiiñ ḳhushk ḳhushk to dil bhī thā band band
khul hī nahīñ rahā thā kidhar intizār thā

māyūs hone vaale na the ham bhī ai 'zafar'
aayā nahīñ to bār-e-digar intizār thā

yun bhi nahin ki sham-o-sahar intizar tha
kahte nahin the munh se magar intizar tha

muddat ke baad phul ki surat khila tha dil
shabnam ki tarah taza-o-tar intizar tha

baalon mein dhul panw mein chhaale na the magar
phir bhi kuchh ek ranj-e-safar intizar tha

koi KHabar thi us ki parindon ke shor mein
rang-e-hawa mein shaKH-o-shajar intizar tha

yun thi jawaharaat lab-o-chashm ki jhalak
jaise ye koi lal-o-gohar intizar tha

dalan-o-dar mein ek tawaqqoa thi mauj mauj
diwar-o-baam the ki bhanwar intizar tha

aise mein e'tibar kisi par na tha mujhe
main bhi tha sath sath jidhar intizar tha

aankhen thin KHushk KHushk to dil bhi tha band band
khul hi nahin raha tha kidhar intizar tha

mayus hone wale na the hum bhi ai 'zafar'
aaya nahin to bar-e-digar intizar tha


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