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Waheed Akhtar

  • Ghazal


aankh jo nam ho wahi dida-e-tar mera hai


aañkh jo nam ho vahī dīda-e-tar merā hai
mauj-e-ġham uTThe kahīñ us kā guhar merā hai

dekh luuñ maiñ to sitāre haiñ na dekhūñ to dhuāñ
kyā rasā itnā kaf-e-dast-e-nazar merā hai

samar o gul haiñ gulistān-faroshoñ ke liye
ābyārī ke liye ḳhūn-e-jigar merā hai

qasr ho yā ki lahad donoñ kiyraye ke makāñ
roz kahtā hai koī aa ke ye ghar merā hai

dasht kī uḌtī huī ret pe likh dete haiñ log
ye zamīñ merī ye dīvār ye dar merā hai

is shar-ābād ḳharābe meñ kahāñ husn-o-jamāl
husn jitnā bhī hai sab husn-e-nazar merā hai

maut hai jur.at-e-iz.hār kī pazmurdā-labī
sāz-e-taḳhlīq lab-e-arz-e-hunar merā hai

vo ḳhudā ho to ho maiñ DhūñDne kyuuñ jā.ūñ use
ḳhud hī apnā le mujhe baḌh ke vo gar merā hai

kaT ke sar paḌhte haiñ nezoñ pe bhī qur.ān 'vahīd'
juzv-e-tan rah ke bhī chup kis liye sar merā hai

aankh jo nam ho wahi dida-e-tar mera hai
mauj-e-gham uTThe kahin us ka guhar mera hai

dekh lun main to sitare hain na dekhun to dhuan
kya rasa itna kaf-e-dast-e-nazar mera hai

samar o gul hain gulistan-faroshon ke liye
aabyari ke liye KHun-e-jigar mera hai

qasr ho ya ki lahad donon kiyraye ke makan
roz kahta hai koi aa ke ye ghar mera hai

dasht ki uDti hui ret pe likh dete hain log
ye zamin meri ye diwar ye dar mera hai

is shar-abaad KHarabe mein kahan husn-o-jamal
husn jitna bhi hai sab husn-e-nazar mera hai

maut hai jurat-e-izhaar ki pazmurda-labi
saz-e-taKHliq lab-e-arz-e-hunar mera hai

wo KHuda ho to ho main DhunDne kyun jaun use
KHud hi apna le mujhe baDh ke wo gar mera hai

kaT ke sar paDhte hain nezon pe bhi quran 'wahid'
juzw-e-tan rah ke bhi chup kis liye sar mera hai


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