Na intazaar ke lazzat, na aarzu ke thakan
Bujhi hain dard ke shamein, k so gya hy badan

Sulag rahi hain na jany, kis aanch se aankhein
Na aansooan ke talab hy, na rat jago誰 ke thakan


 


Dil-e-freb zada, dawat-e-nazar pe na ja
Yeh aj k qad-o-gaisoo hain, kal k dar-o-rasan

Bahar-e-qurb se pehly, ujaarh deti hain...
Judaion ke hawain, mahabbato誰 k chaman

Phir aaj shab tery kadmo誰 ke chaap k humraah
Sunai de hy dil-e-na muraad ke dharkan

Yeh zulm dekh k tu jaan-e-shairi hy magar
Meri ghazal mein tera naam bhi hy jurm-e-sukhan

Ameer-e-shehar, ghareebo誰 ko loot leta hy
Kabhi ba heela-e-mazhab, kabhi ba naam-e-watan

Hawa-e-dehar se dil ka chiragh kya bujhta
Magar FARAZ salamat hy, yaar ka daaman

(AHMED FARAZ from the book dard-e-aashob)