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Mahmood Azhar

  • Ghazal


jis tayaqqun se jo likhna tha nahin likkha gaya


jis tayaqqun se jo likhnā thā nahīñ likkhā gayā
āsmāñ kaaT ke miTTī pe zamīñ likkhā gayā

merī peshānī damaktī hai sitāroñ se sivā
tere hāthoñ se jahāñ harf-e-yaqīñ likkhā gayā

mauj-dar-mauj samundar se mulāqāt huī
ḳhvāb ko ḳhvāb sar-e-sat.h-e-zamīñ likhā gayā

aks-dar-aks jo likhnā thā mujhe us kā jamāl
ā.ina-ḳhāna-e-hairat ke ta.iiñ likkhā gayā

dekh kar us ko mire hosh Thikāne na rahe
ism likhnā thā kahīñ aur kahīñ likkhā gayā

haañ uThāyā thā qalam karbalā vāloñ ke liye
likhnā chāhā thā magar mujh se nahīñ likkhā gayā

donoñ sarmast haiñ ehsās-e-suḳhan-sāzī meñ
raushnī aañkh ko aur dil ko hazīñ likkhā gayā

yuuñ to safhāt siyah kartā rahā maiñ 'az.har'
chāhtā thā jo mirā shauq nahīñ likkhā gayā

jis tayaqqun se jo likhna tha nahin likkha gaya
aasman kaT ke miTTi pe zamin likkha gaya

meri peshani damakti hai sitaron se siwa
tere hathon se jahan harf-e-yaqin likkha gaya

mauj-dar-mauj samundar se mulaqat hui
KHwab ko KHwab sar-e-sath-e-zamin likha gaya

aks-dar-aks jo likhna tha mujhe us ka jamal
aaina-KHana-e-hairat ke tain likkha gaya

dekh kar us ko mere hosh Thikane na rahe
ism likhna tha kahin aur kahin likkha gaya

han uThaya tha qalam karbala walon ke liye
likhna chaha tha magar mujh se nahin likkha gaya

donon sarmast hain ehsas-e-suKHan-sazi mein
raushni aankh ko aur dil ko hazin likkha gaya

yun to safhat siyah karta raha main 'azhar'
chahta tha jo mera shauq nahin likkha gaya


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