daraKHt-e-zard

Jaun Eliya

daraKHt-e-zard

Jaun Eliya

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    Interesting Fact

    John Eliya once saw his only son, Zariyun, now a teenage boy. John did not recognize him at all. And even though his son recognized him, he did not show any special affection towards him. John was heartbroken, and that night he shed tears and wrote his Nazm, 'Darakht-e-Zard'. John had written the poem and kept it with him and never told anyone. Then he called me and told me that he wanted to recite a poem to me. In the back of this desolate and broken room, upon John's bed, he first told me the background of this poem and then he started reciting this poem. His condition was such that he used to weep and recite the poem. John would have shed more tears in reciting this poem than there were words in this long poem. His health deteriorated during this time. He gasped as he talked, and his breath began to swell as he read along. He was suffering from severe nervous weakness. One day I read in the newspaper that John had died in the hospital last night. Going through a thousand thorny twists and turns, the story of his life finally came to an end. John fought and killed himself all his life. And in that state of gloom, he left the world. I see him talking to his son Zariyun in his very unique and wonderful poem 'Darakht-e-Zard'. Derived from Anwar Ahsan Siddiqui's book "Dil-e-Pur Khuun kii ik Gulabi"

    nahīñ ma.alūm 'zaryūn' ab tumhārī umr kyā hogī

    vo kin ḳhvāboñ se jaane āshnā nā-āshnā hogī

    tumhāre dil ke is duniyā se kaise silsile hoñge

    tumheñ kaise gumāñ hoñge tumheñ kaise gile hoñge

    tumhārī sub.h jaane kin ḳhayāloñ se nahātī ho

    tumhārī shaam jaane kin malāloñ se nibhātī ho

    na jaane kaun doshīza tumhārī zindagī hogī

    na jaane us kyā bāyastagī shā.istagī hogī

    use tum phone karte aur ḳhat likhte rahe hoge

    na jaane tum ne kitnī kam ġhalat urdu likhī hogī

    ye ḳhat likhnā to daqyānūs pīḌhī qissa hai

    ye sinf-e-nasr ham nā-bāliġhoñ ke fan hissa hai

    vo hañstī ho to shāyad tum na rah paate ho hāloñ meñ

    gaḌhā nanhā paḌ jaatā ho shāyad us ke gāloñ meñ

    gumāñ ye hai tumhārī bhī rasā.ī nā-rasā.ī ho

    vo aa.ī ho tumhāre paas lekin aa na paa.ī ho

    vo shāyad mā.ide gand biryānī na khātī ho

    vo nān-e-be-ḳhamīr-e-maida kam-tar chabātī ho

    vo doshīza bhī shāyad dāstānoñ ho dil-dāda

    use ma.alūm hogā 'zāl' thā 'sohrāb' daadā

    tahamtan ya.anī 'rustam' thā girāmī 'sām' vāris

    girāmī 'sām' thā sulb-e-nar-e-'mānī' ḳhush-zāda

    (ye merī ek ḳhvāhish hai jo mushkil hai)

    vo 'najm'-āfañdi-e-marhūm ko to jāntī hogī

    vo nauhoñ ke adab tarz to pahchāntī hogī

    use kad hogī shāyad un sabhī se jo lapāḌī hoñ

    na hoñge ḳhvāb us jo gavayye aur khilāḌī hoñ

    hadaf hoñge tumhārā kaun tum kis ke hadaf hoge

    na jaane vaqt paikār meñ tum kis taraf hoge

    hai ran ye zindagī ik ran jo barpā lamha lamha hai

    hameñ is ran meñ kuchh bhī ho kisī jānib to honā hai

    so ham bhī is nafas tak haiñ sipāhī ek lashkar ke

    hazāroñ saal se jiite chale aa.e haiñ mar mar ke

    shuhūd ik fan hai aur merī adāvat be-fanoñ se hai

    mirī paikār azal se

    ye 'ḳhusro' 'mīr' 'ġhālib' ḳharāba bechtā kyā hai

    hamārā 'ġhālib'-e-āzam thā chor āqa-e-'bedil'

    so rizq-e-faḳhr ab ham khā rahe haiñ 'mīr'-e-bismil

    sidhārat bhī thā sharminda ki do-ābe baasī thā

    tumheñ ma.alūm hai urdu jo hai paalī se niklī hai

    vo goyā us ik pur-numū Daalī se niklī hai

    ye kaḌvāhaT bāteñ haiñ miThās in na pūchho tum

    nam-e-lab ko tarastī haiñ so pyaas in na pūchho tum

    ye ik do jur.oñ ik chuhl hai aur chuhl meñ kyā hai

    avāmunnās se pūchho bhalā al-kuhl meñ kyā hai

    ye ta.an-o-tanz harza-sarā.ī ho nahīñ saktī

    ki merī jaan mere dil se rishta kho nahīñ saktī

    nasha chaḌhne lagā hai aur chaḌhnā chāhiye bhī thā

    abas nirḳh to is vaqt baḌhnā chāhiye bhī thā

    ajab be-mājrā be-taur be-zārāna hālat hai

    vajūd ik vahm hai aur vahm shāyad haqīqat hai

    ġharaz jo haal thā vo nafs ke bāzār thā

    hai ''ze'' bāzār meñ to darmiyāñ 'zaryūn' meñ avval

    to ye ibrāfanīqī khelte harfoñ se the har pal

    to ye 'zaryūn' jo hai kyā ye aflātūn hai koī

    amaañ 'zaryūn' hai 'zaryūn' vo ma.ajūn kyuuñ hotā

    haiñ ma.ajūneñ mufīd ''arvāh'' ko ma.ajūn yuuñ hotā

    suno tafrīq kaise ho bhalā ashḳhās o ashyā meñ

    bahut janjāl haiñ par ho yahāñ to ''yā'' meñ aur ''yā'' meñ

    tumhārī jo hamāsa hai bhalā us to kyā kahnā

    hai shāyad mujh ko saarī umr us ke sehr meñ rahnā

    magar mere ġharīb ajdād ne bhī kuchh kiyā hogā

    bahut tuchchā sahī un bhī koī mājrā hogā

    ye ham jo haiñ hamārī bhī to hogī koī nauTañkī

    hamārā ḳhuun bhī sach-much sehne par bahā hogā

    hai āḳhir zindagī ḳhuun az-bun-e-nāḳhun bar-āvar-tar

    qayāmat sāneha matlab qayāmat fāje.a parvar

    nahīñ ho tum mire aur merā fardā bhī nahīñ merā

    so maiñ ne sāhat-e-dīroz meñ Daalā hai ab Derā

    mire dīroz meñ zahr-e-halāhal teġh-e-qātil hai

    mire ghar vahī sarnām-tar hai jo bhī bismil hai

    guzasht-e-vaqt se paimān hai apnā ajab kuchh

    so ik ma.amūl hai imrān ke ghar ajab kuchh

    'hasan' naamī hamāre ghar meñ ik 'suqrāt' guzrā hai

    vo apnī naf.i se isbāt tak ma.ashar ke pahuñchā hai

    ki ḳhūn-e-rā.egāñ ke amr meñ paḌnā nahīñ ham ko

    vo sūd-e-hāl se yaksar ziyāñ-kārāna guzrā hai

    talab thī ḳhuun qai use aur be-nihāyat thī

    so fauran bint-e-ash.ash pilāyā gayā hogā

    vo ik lamhe ke andar sarmadiyyat gayā hogā

    tumhārī arjumand ammī ko maiñ bhūlā bahut din meñ

    maiñ un rañg taskīn se nimTā bahut din meñ

    vahī to haiñ jinhoñ ne mujh ko paiham rañg thukvāyā

    vo kis rag lahū hai jo miyāñ maiñ ne nahīñ thūkā

    lahū aur thūknā us hai kārobār bhī merā

    yahī hai saakh bhī merī yahī me.aar bhī merā

    maiñ vo huuñ jis ne apne ḳhuun se mausam khilā.e haiñ

    na-jāne vaqt ke kitne aalam āzmā.e haiñ

    maiñ ik tārīḳh huuñ aur merī jaane kitnī fasleñ haiñ

    mirī kitnī fareñ haiñ mirī kitnī asleñ haiñ

    havādis mājrā ham rahe haiñ ik zamāne se

    shadā.ed sāneha ham rahe haiñ ik zamāne se

    hamesha se bapā ik jañg hai ham us meñ qaa.em haiñ

    hamārī jañg ḳhair o shar ke bistar hai zā.ida

    ye charḳh-e-jabr ke davvār-e-mumkin hai girvīda

    laḌā.ī ke liye maidān aur lashkar nahīñ lāzim

    sinān o gurz o shamshīr o tabar ḳhanjar nahīñ lāzim

    bas ik ehsās lāzim hai ki ham buadain haiñ donoñ

    ki nafi-e-ain-e-ain o sar-ba-sar ziddain haiñ donoñ

    luis-urbina ne merī ajab kuchh ġham-gusārī

    ba-sad dil dānishī guzrān apnī mujh pe taarī

    bahut us ne pilā.ī aur piine na mujh ko

    palak tak us ne marne ke liye jiine na mujh ko

    ''maiñ tere ishq meñ ranjīda huuñ haañ ab bhī kuchh kuchh huuñ

    mujhe terī ḳhayānat ne ġhazab majrūh kar Daalā

    magar taish-e-shadīdāna ke ba.ad āḳhir zamāne meñ

    razā jāvidāna jabr naubat bhī aa pahuñchī''

    mohabbat ek paspā.ī hai pur-ahvāl hālat

    mohabbat apnī yak-taurī meñ dushman hai mohabbat

    suḳhan māl-e-mohabbat dukān-ārā.ī kartā hai

    suḳhan sau tarah se ik ramz rusvā.ī kartā hai

    suḳhan bakvās hai bakvās jo Thahrā hai fan merā

    vo hai ta.abīr aflās jo Thahrā hai fan merā

    suḳhan ya.anī laboñ fan suḳhan-var ya.anī ik pur-fan

    suḳhan-var iizad achchhā thā ki aadam phir ahriman

    mazīd aañkī suḳhan meñ vaqt hai vaqt ab se ab ya.anī

    kuchh aisā hai ye maiñ jo huuñ ye maiñ apne sivā huuñ ''maiñ''

    so apne aap meñ shāyad nahīñ vaaq.e huā huuñ maiñ

    jo hone meñ ho vo har lamha apnā ġhair hotā hai

    ki hone ko to hone se ajab kuchh bair hotā hai

    yūñhī bas yūñhī 'zenū' ne yakāyak ḳhud-kushī kar

    ajab hiss-e-zarāfat ke the mālik ye ravāqī bhī

    bidah yaarā azaañ baada ki dahqāñ parvard āñ-rā

    ba sozad har mata-e-intimā.e dūdmānañ

    ba-sozad iiñ zamīn-e-e'tibār-o-āsmānāñ

    ba-sozad jaan o dil rāham bayāsāyad dil o jaañ

    dil o jaañ aur āsā.ish ye ik kaunī tamasḳhur hai

    humuq abqariyyat hai safāhat tafakkur hai

    humuq abqariyyat aur safāhat ke tafakkur ne

    hameñ taz.ī-e-mohlat ke liye akvān baḳhshe haiñ

    aur aflātūn-e-aqdas ne hameñ āyān baḳhshe haiñ

    suno 'zaryūn' tum to ain-e-a.ayān-e-haqīqat ho

    nazar se duur manzar sar-o-sāmān-e-sarvat ho

    hamārī umr qissa hisāb andoz-e-ānī hai

    zamānī zad meñ zan ik gumān-e-lāzimānī hai

    gumāñ ye hai ki baaqī hai baqā har aan faanī hai

    kahānī sunñe vaale jo bhī haiñ vo ḳhud kahānī haiñ

    kahānī kahne vaalā ik kahānī kahānī hai

    piyā pe ye gudāzish ye gumāñ aur ye gile kaise

    sila-sozī to merā fan hai phir is ke sile kaise

    to maiñ kyā kah rahā thā ya.anī kyā kuchh sah rahā thā maiñ

    amaañ haañ mez par mez par se bah rahā thā maiñ

    ruko maiñ be-sar-o-pā apne sar se bhaag niklā huuñ

    ilā ayyuhal-abjad zarā ya.anī zarā Thahro

    There is an absurd i in absurdity shāyad

    kahīñ apne sivā ya.anī kahīñ apne sivā Thahro

    tum is absurdity meñ ik radīf ik qāfiya Thahro

    radīf o qāfiya kyā haiñ shikast-e-nā-ravā kyā hai

    shikast-e-nāravā ne mujh ko paara paara kar Daalā

    anā ko merī be-andāza-tar be-chāra kar Daalā

    maiñ apne aap meñ haarā huuñ aur ḳhvārāna haarā huuñ

    jigar-chākāna haarā huuñ dil-afgārāna haarā huuñ

    jise fan kahte aa.e haiñ vo hai ḳhūn-e-jigar apnā

    magar ḳhūn-e-jigar kyā hai vo hai kattāl-tar apnā

    koī ḳhūn-e-jigar fan zarā ta.abīr meñ laa.e

    magar maiñ to kahūñ vo pahle mere sāmne aa.e

    vajūd o sher ye donoñ define ho nahīñ sakte

    kabhī mafhūm meñ hargiz ye kaa.in ho nahīñ sakte

    hisāb-e-harf meñ aatā rahā hai bas hasab un

    nahīñ ma.alūm iizad īzdāñ ko bhī nasab un

    hai iizad īzdāñ ik ramz jo be-ramz nisbat hai

    miyāñ ik haal hai ik haal jo be-hāl-e-hālat hai

    na jaane jabr hai hālat ki hālat jabr hai ya.anī

    kisī bhī baat ke ma.anī jo haiñ un ke haiñ kyā ma.anī

    vajūd ik jabr hai merā adam auqāt hai merī

    jo merī zaat hargiz bhī nahīñ vo zaat hai merī

    maiñ roz-o-shab nigārish-kosh ḳhud apne adam huuñ

    maiñ apnā aadmī hargiz nahīñ lauh-o-qalam huuñ

    haiñ kaḌvāhaT meñ ye bhīge hue lamhe ajab se kuchh

    sarāsar be-hisābānā sarāsar be-sabab se kuchh

    sarāboñ ne sarāboñ par bahut bādal haiñ barsā.e

    sharāboñ ne ma.ābad ke tamūz o ba.al nahlā.e

    (yaqīnan qāfiya hai yāvā-farmā.ī sar-chashma

    ''haiñ nahlā.e'' ''haiñ barsā.e'')

    na jaane āriba kyuuñ aa.e kyuuñ musta.araba aa.e

    muzir ke log to chhāne vaale the so vo chhā.e

    mire jad hāshim-e-ālī ga.e gazza meñ dafnā.e

    maiñ naaqe ko pilā.ūñgā mujhe vaañ tak vo le jaa.e

    lidū lilmauti vabnū lilhizābi san ḳharābātī

    vo mard-e-ūs kahtā hai haqīqat hai ḳhurāfātī

    ye zālim tīsrā paig ik aqānīmī bidāyat hai

    ulūhī harzā-farmā.ī sirr-e-tūr-e-luknat hai

    bhalā hūrab jhāḌī vo ramz-e-ātishīñ kyā thā

    magar hūrab jhāḌī kyā ye kis se kis nisbat hai

    ye nisbat ke bahut se qāfiye haiñ hai gilā is

    magar tujh ko to yārā! qāfiyoñ be-tarah lat hai

    gumāñ ye hai ki shāyad bahr se ḳhārij nahīñ huuñ maiñ

    zarā bhī haal ke āhañg meñ hārij nahīñ huuñ

    tanā-tan tan tanā-tan tan tanā-tan tan tanā-tan tan

    tanā-tan tan nahīñ mehnat-kashoñ tan na pairāhan

    na pairāhan na puurī aadhī roTī ab rahā sālan

    ye saale kuchh bhī khāne ko na paa.eñ gāliyāñ khā.eñ

    hai in be-hisī meñ to muqaddas-tar harāmī-pan

    magar āhañg merā kho gayā shāyad kahāñ jaane

    koī mauj-e-... koī mauj-e-shumāl-e-jāvedāñ jaane

    shumāl-e-jāvedāñ ke apne qisse the jo guzre

    vo ho guzre to phir ḳhud maiñ ne bhī jaanā vo ho guzre

    shumāl-e-jāvedāñ apnā shumāl-e-jāvedān-e-jāñ

    hai ab bhī apnī pūñjī ik malāl-e-jāvedān-e-jāñ

    nahīñ ma.alūm 'zayūn' ab tumhārī umr kyā hogī

    yahī hai dil mazmūn ab tumhārī umr kyā hogī

    hamāre darmiyāñ ab ek bejā-tar zamāna hai

    lab-e-tishna pe ik zahr-e-haqīqat fasāna hai

    ajab fursat mayassar aa.ī hai ''dil jaan rishte'' ko

    na dil ko āzmānā hai na jaañ ko āzmānā hai

    kalīd-e-kisht-zār-e-ḳhvāb bhī gum ho ga.ī āḳhir

    kahāñ ab jāda-e-ḳhurram meñ sar-sabzāna jaanā hai

    kahūñ to kyā kahūñ merā ye zaḳhm-e-jāvedāna hai

    vahī dil haqīqat jo kabhī jaañ thī vo ab āḳhir

    fasāna dar fasāna dar fasāna dar fasāna hai

    hamārā bāhamī rishta jo hāsil-tar thā rishtoñ

    hamārā taur-e-be-zārī bhī kitnā vālihāna hai

    kisī naam likkhā hai mirī saarī bayāzoñ par

    maiñ himmat kar rahā huuñ ya.anī ab us ko miTānā hai

    ye ik shām-e-azāb-e-be-sarokāna hālat hai

    hue jaane hālat meñ huuñ bas fursat fursat hai

    nahīñ ma.alūm tum is vaqt kis ma.alūm meñ hoge

    na jaane kaun se ma.anī meñ kis mafhūm meñ hoge

    maiñ thā mafhūm nā-mafhūm meñ gum ho chukā huuñ maiñ

    maiñ thā ma.alūm nā-mālūm meñ gum ho chukā huuñ maiñ

    nahīñ ma.alūm 'zaryūn' ab tumhārī umr kyā hogī

    mire ḳhud se guzarne ke zamāne se sivā hogī

    mire qāmat se ab qāmat tumhārā kuchh fuzūñ hogā

    mirā fardā mire dīroz se bhī ḳhush numūñ hogā

    hisāb-e-māh-o-sāl ab tak kabhī rakkhā nahīñ maiñ ne

    kisī bhī fasl ab tak maza chakkhā nahīñ maiñ ne

    maiñ apne aap meñ kab rah sakā kab rah sakā āḳhir

    kabhī ik pal ko bhī apne liye sochā nahīñ maiñ ne

    hisāb-e-māh-o-sāl o roz-o-shab vo soḳhta-būdash

    musalsal jāñ-kanī ke haal meñ rakhtā bhī to kaise

    jise ye bhī na ho ma.alūm vo hai bhī to kyūñ-kar hai

    koī hālat dil-e-pāmāl meñ rakhtā bhī to kaise

    koī nisbat bhī ab to zaat se bāhar nahīñ merī

    koī bistar nahīñ merā koī chādar nahīñ merī

    ba-hāl-e-nā-shitā sad-zaḳhm-hā o ḳhūn-hā ḳhūdam

    ba-har-dam shukarāñ āmeḳhta ma.ajūn-hā ḳhūdam

    tumheñ is baat se matlab kyā aur āḳhirash kyuuñ ho

    kisī se bhī nahīñ mujh ko gila aur āḳhirash kyuuñ ho

    jo hai ik nañg-e-hastī us ko tum kyā jaan bhī loge

    agar tum dekh lo mujh ko to kyā pahchān bhī loge

    tumheñ mujh se jo nafrat hai vahī to merī rāhat hai

    mirī jo bhī aziyyat hai vahī to merī lazzat hai

    ki āḳhir is jahāñ ek nizām-e-kār hai āḳhir

    jazā aur sazā koī to hanjār hai āḳhir

    maiñ ḳhud meñ jheñktā huuñ aur siine meñ bhaḌaktā huuñ

    mire andar jo hai ik shaḳhs maiñ us meñ phaḌaktā huuñ

    hai merī zindagī ab roz-o-shab yak-majlis-e-ġham-hā

    azā-hā marsiya-hā girya-hā āshob-e-mātam-hā

    tumhārī tarbiyat meñ merā hissa kam rahā kam-tar

    zabāñ merī tumhāre vāste shāyad ki mushkil ho

    zabāñ apnī zabāñ maiñ tum ko āḳhir kab sikhā paayā

    azāb-e-sad-shamātat āḳhirash mujh par nāzil ho

    zabāñ kaam yuuñ bhī baat samjhānā nahīñ hotā

    samajh meñ koī bhī matlab kabhī aanā nahīñ hotā

    kabhī ḳhud tak bhī matlab koī pahuñchānā nahīñ hotā

    gumānoñ ke gumāñ dam-ba-dam āshob-kārī hai

    bhalā kyā e'tibārī aur kyā nā-e'tibārī hai

    gumāñ ye hai bhalā meñ juz gumāñ kyā thā gumānoñ meñ

    suḳhan kyā fasānoñ dharā kyā hai fasānoñ meñ

    mirā kyā tazkira aur vāqa.ī kyā tazkira merā

    maiñ ik afsos thā afsos huuñ guzre zamānoñ meñ

    hai shāyad dil mirā be-zaḳhm aur lab par nahīñ chhāle

    mire siine meñ kab sozinda-tar dāġhoñ ke haiñ thāle

    magar dozaḳh pighal jaa.e jo mere saañs apnā le

    tum apnī maam ke behad murādī minnatoñ vaale

    mire kuchh bhī nahīñ kuchh bhī nahīñ kuchh bhī nahīñ baale

    magar pahle kabhī tum se mirā kuchh silsila to thā

    gumāñ meñ mere shāyad ik koī ġhuncha khilā to thā

    vo merī jāvedāna be-duī ik sila to thā

    so us ko ek abbū naam ghoḌā milā to thā

    sāya-e-dāmān-e-rahmat chāhiye thoḌā mujhe

    maiñ na chhoḌūñ nabī tum ne agar chhoḌā mujhe

    iid ke din mustafā se yuuñ lage kahne 'husain'

    sabz joḌā do 'hasan' ko surḳh do joḌā mujhe

    ''adab adab kutte tire kaan kāTūñ

    'zaryūn' ke byaah ke naan bāTūñ''

    tāroñ bhare jagar jagar ḳhvān bāTūñ

    ''ā nindiyā aa kyuuñ na

    'zaryūn' ko aa ke sulā kyuuñ na jaa''

    tumhāre byaah meñ shajara paḌhā jaanā thā nausha vāstī dūlhā

    ''chaukī āñgan meñ bichhī vāstī dūlhā ke liye''

    makke madīne ke paak musalle payambar ghar navāse

    shāh-e-mardāñ amīrul-maminīn hazrat-'alī' ke pote

    hazrat imām-'hasan' hazrat imām-'husain' ke pote

    hazrat imām-alī-'naqī' ke pote

    sayyad-'jāfar' saanī ke pote

    sayyad abul-farah saidvāil-vāstī ke pote

    mīrāñ sayyad-'alī'-buzurg ke pote

    sayyad-'husain'-sharfuddīn shāh-vilāyat ke pote

    qaazī sayyad-'amīr'-alī ke pote

    dīvān sayyad-'hāmid' ke pote

    allāma sayyad-shafīq-'hasan'-eliyā ke pote

    sayyad-'jaun'-eliyā hasani-ul-husainī sapūt-jāh''

    magar nāzir hamārā soḳhta-sulb āḳhirī nassāb ab marne vaalā hai

    bas ik pal haf sadī faisla karne vaalā hai

    suno 'zaryūn' bas tum suno ya.anī faqat tum

    vahī rāhat meñ hai jo aam se hone ko apnā le

    kabhī koī bhī par ho koī 'bahman' yaar 'zenū'

    tumheñ bahkā na paa.e aur bairūnī na kar Daale

    maiñ saarī zindagī ke dukh bhugat kar tum se kahtā huuñ

    bahut dukh degī tum meñ fikr aur fan numū mujh ko

    tumhāre vāste behad sahūlat chāhtā huuñ maiñ

    davām-e-jahl o hāl-e-istirāhat chāhtā huuñ maiñ

    na dekho kaash tum vo ḳhvāb jo dekhā kiyā huuñ maiñ

    vo saare ḳhvāb the qassāb jo dekhā kiyā huuñ maiñ

    ḳharāsh-e-dil se tum be-rishta be-maqdūr Thahro

    mire jahmīm-e-zāt-e-zāt se tum duur Thahro

    koī 'zaryūn' koī bhī clerk aur koī kārinda

    koī bhī bank afsar senator koī pāvanda

    har ik haivān-e-sarkārī ko TaTTū jāntā huuñ maiñ

    so zāhir hai ise shai se ziyāda māntā huuñ maiñ

    tumheñ ho sub.h-dam taufīq bas aḳhbār paḌhne

    tumheñ ai kaash bīmārī na ho dīvār paḌhne

    ajab hai 'sartre' aur 'ressel' bhī aḳhbār paḌhte the

    vo mālūmāt ke maidān ke shauqīn būḌhe the

    nahīñ ma.alūm mujh ko aam shahrī kaise hote haiñ

    vo kaise apnā banjar naam banjar-pan meñ bote haiñ

    maiñ ''urr'' se aaj tak ik aam shahrī ho nahīñ paayā

    isī baa.is maiñ huuñ amboh lazzat se be-māya

    magar tum ik do-pāya raast qāmat ho ke dikhlānā

    suno rā.e-dahinda bin hue tum baaz mat aanā

    faqat 'zaryūn' ho tum ya.anī apnā sābiqā chhoḌo

    faqat 'zaryūn' ho tum ya.anī apnā lāhiqā chhoḌo

    magar maiñ kaun jo chāhūñ tumhāre baab meñ kuchh bhī

    bhalā kyuuñ ho mire ehsās ke asbāb meñ kuchh bhī

    tumhārā baap ya.anī maiñ abas maiñ ik abas-tar maiñ

    magar maiñ ya.anī jaane kaun achchhā maiñ sarāsar maiñ

    maiñ kāsa-bāz o kīna-sāz o kāsa-tan huuñ kuttā huuñ

    maiñ ik nañgīn-e-būdash huuñ pa tum to sirr-e-mun.am ho

    tumhārā baap rūhul-quds thā tum ibn-e-maryam ho

    ye qulqul tīsrā paig ab to chauthā ho gumāñ ye hai

    gumāñ mujh se koī ḳhaas rishta ho gumāñ ye hai

    gumāñ ye hai ki maiñ jo rahā thā aa rahā huuñ maiñ

    magar maiñ aa rahā kab huuñ piyāpe rahā huuñ maiñ

    ye chauthā paig hai ūñ-hūñ zalālat ga.ī mujh se

    zalālat ga.ī mujh se ḳhayānat ga.ī mujh se

    jozāmī ho ga.ī 'vazzāh' mahbūb vāvailā

    magar is gila kyā jab nahīñ aayā koī eilā

    suno merī kahānī par miyāñ merī kahānī kyā

    maiñ yaksar rā.igānī huuñ hisāb-e-rā.igānī kyā

    bahut kuchh thā kabhī shāyad par ab kuchh bhī nahīñ huuñ maiñ

    na apnā ham-nafas huuñ maiñ na apnā ham-nashīñ huuñ maiñ

    kabhī baat hai fariyād merā vo kabhī ya.anī

    nahīñ is koī matlab nahīñ is ke koī ma.anī

    maiñ apne shahr sab se girāmī naam laḌkā thā

    maiñ be-hañgām laḌkā thā maiñ sad-hañgām laḌkā thā

    mire dam se ġhazab hañgāma rahtā thā mohalloñ meñ

    maiñ hashr-āġhāz laḌkā thā maiñ hashr-anjām laḌkā thā

    mire hindū musalmāñ sab mujhe sar par biThāte the

    unhī ke faiz se ma.anī mujhe ma.anī sikhāte the

    suḳhan bahtā chalā aatā hai be-bā.is ke hoñToñ se

    vo kuchh kahtā chalā aatā hai be-bā.is ke hoñToñ se

    maiñ ashrāf-e-kamīna-kār ko Thokar pe rakhtā thā

    so maiñ mehnat-kashoñ jūtiyāñ mimbar pe rakhtā thā

    maiñ shāyad ab nahīñ huuñ vo magar ab bhī vahī huuñ maiñ

    ġhazab hañgāma-parvar ḳhīra-sar ab bhī vahī huuñ maiñ

    magar merā thā ik taur aur bhī jo aur kuchh thā

    magar merā thā ik daur aur bhī jo aur kuchh thā

    maiñ apne shahr-e-ilm-o-fan thā ik naujavāñ kāhin

    mire tilmīz-e-ilm-o-fan mire baabā ke the ham-sin

    mirā baabā mujhe ḳhāmosh āvāzeñ sunātā thā

    vo apne-āp meñ gum mujh ko pur-hālī sikhātā thā

    vo hai.at-dāñ vo aalim nāf-e-shab meñ chhat pe jaatā thā

    rasad rishta sayyāroñ se rakhtā thā nibhātā thā

    use ḳhvāhish thī shohrat na koī hirs-e-daulat thī

    baḌe se qutr ik dūrbīn us zarūrat thī

    mirī maañ tamannāoñ qātil thā vo qallāma

    mirī maañ merī mahbūba qayāmat hasīna thī

    sitam ye hai ye kahne se jhijaktā thā vo fahhāma

    thā behad ishti.āl-añgez bad-qismat o allāma

    ḳhalaf us ke ḳhazaf aur be-nihāyat nā-ḳhalaf nikle

    ham us ke saare beTe intihā.ī be-sharaf nikle

    maiñ us ālim-tarīn-e-dahr fikrat munkir thā

    maiñ fastā.ī thā jāhil thā aur mantiq māhir thā

    par ab merī ye shohrat hai ki maiñ bas ik sharābī huuñ

    maiñ apne dūdmān-e-ilm ḳhāna-ḳharābī huuñ

    sagān-e-ḳhūk zād-e-barzan o bāzār-e-be-maġhzī

    mirī jānib ab apne thobaḌe shāhāna karte haiñ

    zinā-zāde mirī izzat bhī gustāḳhāna karte haiñ

    kamīne sharm bhī ab mujh se be-sharmāna karte the

    mujhe is shaam hai apne laboñ par ik suḳhan laanā

    'alī' darvesh thā tum us ko apnā jadd na batlānā

    vo sibtain-e-mohamād, jin ko jaane kyuuñ bahut arfa.a

    tum un duur nisbat se bhī yaksar mukar jaanā

    ki is nisbat se zahar o zaḳhm ko sahnā zarūrī hai

    ajab ġhairat se ġhaltīda-ba-ḳhūñ rahnā zarūrī hai

    vo shajra jo kanāna fahr ġhālib ka.ab marra se

    qusai o hāshim o sheba abū-tālib tak aatā thā

    vo ik andoh thā tārīḳh andoh-e-sozinda

    vo nāmoñ daraḳht-e-zard thā aur us shāḳhoñ ko

    kisī tannūr ke haizam ḳhākistar banñā thā

    use sho.ala-zada būdash ik bistar banñā thā

    hamārā faḳhr thā faqr aur dānish apnī pūñjī thī

    nasab-nāmoñ ke ham ne kitne parcham lapeTe haiñ

    mire ham-shahr 'zaryūn' ik fusūñ hai nasl ham, donoñ

    faqat aadam ke beTe haiñ faqat aadam ke beTe haiñ

    maiñ jab ausān apne khone lagtā huuñ to hañstā huuñ

    maiñ tum ko yaad kar ke rone lagtā huuñ to hañstā huuñ

    hamesha maiñ ḳhudā hāfiz hamesha maiñ ḳhudā hāfiz

    ḳhudā hāfiz

    ḳhudā hāfiz

    nahin malum 'zaryun' ab tumhaari umr kya hogi

    wo kin KHwabon se jaane aashna na-ashna hogi

    tumhaare dil ke is duniya se kaise silsile honge

    tumhein kaise guman honge tumhein kaise gile honge

    tumhaari subh jaane kin KHayalon se nahati ho

    tumhaari sham jaane kin malalon se nibhati ho

    na jaane kaun doshiza tumhaari zindagi hogi

    na jaane us ki kya bayastagi shaistagi hogi

    use tum phone karte aur KHat likhte rahe hoge

    na jaane tum ne kitni kam ghalat urdu likhi hogi

    ye KHat likhna to daqyanus ki piDhi ka qissa hai

    ye sinf-e-nasr hum na-baalighon ke fan ka hissa hai

    wo hansti ho to shayad tum na rah pate ho haalon mein

    gaDha nanha sa paD jata ho shayad us ke galon mein

    guman ye hai tumhaari bhi rasai na-rasai ho

    wo aai ho tumhaare pas lekin aa na pai ho

    wo shayad maide ki gand biryani na khati ho

    wo nan-e-be-KHamir-e-maida kam-tar hi chabaati ho

    wo doshiza bhi shayad dastanon ki ho dil-dada

    use malum hoga 'zal' tha 'sohrab' ka dada

    tahamtan yani 'rustam' tha girami 'sam' ka waris

    girami 'sam' tha sulb-e-nar-e-'mani' ka KHush-zada

    (ye meri ek KHwahish hai jo mushkil hai)

    wo 'najm'-afandi-e-marhum ko to jaanti hogi

    wo nauhon ke adab ka tarz to pahchanti hogi

    use kad hogi shayad un sabhi se jo lapaDi hon

    na honge KHwab us ka jo gawayye aur khilaDi hon

    hadaf honge tumhaara kaun tum kis ke hadaf hoge

    na jaane waqt ki paikar mein tum kis taraf hoge

    hai ran ye zindagi ek ran jo barpa lamha lamha hai

    hamein is ran mein kuchh bhi ho kisi jaanib to hona hai

    so hum bhi is nafas tak hain sipahi ek lashkar ke

    hazaron sal se jite chale aae hain mar mar ke

    shuhud ek fan hai aur meri adawat be-fanon se hai

    meri paikar azal se

    ye 'KHusro' 'mir' 'ghaalib' ka KHaraba bechta kya hai

    hamara 'ghaalib'-e-azam tha chor aaqa-e-'bedil' ka

    so rizq-e-faKHr ab hum kha rahe hain 'mir'-e-bismil ka

    sidhaarat bhi tha sharminda ki do-abe ka basi tha

    tumhein malum hai urdu jo hai pali se nikli hai

    wo goya us ki hi ek pur-numu Dali se nikli hai

    ye kaDwahaT ki baaten hain miThas in ki na puchho tum

    nam-e-lab ko tarasti hain so pyas in ki na puchho tum

    ye ek do juron ki ek chuhl hai aur chuhl mein kya hai

    awamunnas se puchho bhala al-kuhl mein kya hai

    ye tan-o-tanz ki harza-sarai ho nahin sakti

    ki meri jaan mere dil se rishta kho nahin sakti

    nasha chaDhne laga hai aur chaDhna chahiye bhi tha

    abas ka nirKH to is waqt baDhna chahiye bhi tha

    ajab be-majra be-taur be-zarana haalat hai

    wajud ek wahm hai aur wahm hi shayad haqiqat hai

    gharaz jo haal tha wo nafs ke bazar hi ka tha

    hai ze bazar mein to darmiyan 'zaryun' mein awwal

    to ye ibrafaniqi khelte harfon se the har pal

    to ye 'zaryun' jo hai kya ye aflatun hai koi

    aman 'zaryun' hai 'zaryun' wo majun kyun hota

    hain majunen mufid arwah ko majun yun hota

    suno tafriq kaise ho bhala ashKHas o ashya mein

    bahut janjal hain par ho yahan to ya mein aur ya mein

    tumhaari jo hamasa hai bhala us ka to kya kahna

    hai shayad mujh ko sari umr us ke sehr mein rahna

    magar mere gharib ajdad ne bhi kuchh kiya hoga

    bahut tuchcha sahi un ka bhi koi majra hoga

    ye hum jo hain hamari bhi to hogi koi nauTanki

    hamara KHun bhi sach-much ka sehne par baha hoga

    hai aaKHir zindagi KHun az-bun-e-naKHun bar-awar-tar

    qayamat saneha matlab qayamat fajea parwar

    nahin ho tum mere aur mera farda bhi nahin mera

    so main ne sahat-e-diroz mein Dala hai ab Dera

    mere diroz mein zahr-e-halahal tegh-e-qatil hai

    mere ghar ka wahi sarnam-tar hai jo bhi bismil hai

    guzasht-e-waqt se paiman hai apna ajab sa kuchh

    so ek mamul hai imran ke ghar ka ajab sa kuchh

    'hasan' nami hamare ghar mein ek 'suqraat' guzra hai

    wo apni nafi se isbaat tak mashar ke pahuncha hai

    ki KHun-e-raegan ke amr mein paDna nahin hum ko

    wo sud-e-haal se yaksar ziyan-karana guzra hai

    talab thi KHun ki qai ki use aur be-nihayat thi

    so fauran bint-e-ashash ka pilaya pi gaya hoga

    wo ek lamhe ke andar sarmadiyyat ji gaya hoga

    tumhaari arjumand ammi ko main bhula bahut din mein

    main un ki rang ki taskin se nimTa bahut din mein

    wahi to hain jinhon ne mujh ko paiham rang thukwaya

    wo kis rag ka lahu hai jo miyan main ne nahin thuka

    lahu aur thukna us ka hai karobar bhi mera

    yahi hai sakh bhi meri yahi mear bhi mera

    main wo hun jis ne apne KHun se mausam khilae hain

    na-jaane waqt ke kitne hi aalam aazmae hain

    main ek tariKH hun aur meri jaane kitni faslen hain

    meri kitni hi faren hain meri kitni hi aslen hain

    hawadis majra hi hum rahe hain ek zamane se

    shadaed saneha hi hum rahe hain ek zamane se

    hamesha se bapa ek jang hai hum us mein qaem hain

    hamari jang KHair o shar ke bistar ki hai zaida

    ye charKH-e-jabr ke dawwar-e-mumkin ki hai girwida

    laDai ke liye maidan aur lashkar nahin lazim

    sinan o gurz o shamshir o tabar KHanjar nahin lazim

    bas ek ehsas lazim hai ki hum buadain hain donon

    ki nafi-e-ain-e-ain o sar-ba-sar ziddain hain donon

    luis-urbina ne meri ajab kuchh gham-gusari ki

    ba-sad dil danishi guzran apni mujh pe tari ki

    bahut us ne pilai aur pine hi na di mujh ko

    palak tak us ne marne ke liye jine na di mujh ko

    main tere ishq mein ranjida hun han ab bhi kuchh kuchh hun

    mujhe teri KHayanat ne ghazab majruh kar Dala

    magar taish-e-shadidana ke baad aaKHir zamane mein

    raza ki jawidana jabr ki naubat bhi aa pahunchi

    mohabbat ek paspai hai pur-ahwal haalat ki

    mohabbat apni yak-tauri mein dushman hai mohabbat ki

    suKHan mal-e-mohabbat ki dukan-arai karta hai

    suKHan sau tarah se ek ramz ki ruswai karta hai

    suKHan bakwas hai bakwas jo Thahra hai fan mera

    wo hai tabir ka aflas jo Thahra hai fan mera

    suKHan yani labon ka fan suKHan-war yani ek pur-fan

    suKHan-war izad achchha tha ki aadam ya phir ahriman

    mazid aanki suKHan mein waqt hai waqt ab se ab yani

    kuchh aisa hai ye main jo hun ye main apne siwa hun main

    so apne aap mein shayad nahin waqe hua hun main

    jo hone mein ho wo har lamha apna ghair hota hai

    ki hone ko to hone se ajab kuchh bair hota hai

    yunhi bas yunhi 'zenu' ne yakayak KHud-kushi kar li

    ajab hiss-e-zarafat ke the malik ye rawaqi bhi

    bidah yara azan baada ki dahqan parward aan-ra

    ba sozad har mata-e-intimae dudmanan ra

    ba-sozad in zamin-e-e'tibar-o-asmanan ra

    ba-sozad jaan o dil raham bayasayad dil o jaan ra

    dil o jaan aur aasaish ye ek kauni tamasKHur hai

    humuq ki abqariyyat hai safahat ka tafakkur hai

    humuq ki abqariyyat aur safahat ke tafakkur ne

    hamein tazi-e-mohlat ke liye akwan baKHshe hain

    aur aflatun-e-aqdas ne hamein aayan baKHshe hain

    suno 'zaryun' tum to ain-e-ayan-e-haqiqat ho

    nazar se dur manzar ka sar-o-saman-e-sarwat ho

    hamari umr ka qissa hisab andoz-e-ani hai

    zamani zad mein zan ki ek guman-e-lazimani hai

    guman ye hai ki baqi hai baqa har aan fani hai

    kahani sunne wale jo bhi hain wo KHud kahani hain

    kahani kahne wala ek kahani ki kahani hai

    piya pe ye gudazish ye guman aur ye gile kaise

    sila-sozi to mera fan hai phir is ke sile kaise

    to main kya kah raha tha yani kya kuchh sah raha tha main

    aman han mez par ya mez par se bah raha tha main

    ruko main be-sar-o-pa apne sar se bhag nikla hun

    ila ya ayyuhal-abjad zara yani zara Thahro

    There is an absurd i in absurdity shayad

    kahin apne siwa yani kahin apne siwa Thahro

    tum is absurdity mein ek radif ek qafiya Thahro

    radif o qafiya kya hain shikast-e-na-rawa kya hai

    shikast-e-narawa ne mujh ko para para kar Dala

    ana ko meri be-andaza-tar be-chaara kar Dala

    main apne aap mein haara hun aur KHwarana haara hun

    jigar-chaakana haara hun dil-afgarana haara hun

    jise fan kahte aae hain wo hai KHun-e-jigar apna

    magar KHun-e-jigar kya hai wo hai kattal-tar apna

    koi KHun-e-jigar ka fan zara tabir mein lae

    magar main to kahun wo pahle mere samne aae

    wajud o sher ye donon define ho nahin sakte

    kabhi mafhum mein hargiz ye kain ho nahin sakte

    hisab-e-harf mein aata raha hai bas hasab un ka

    nahin malum izad izdan ko bhi nasab un ka

    hai izad izdan ek ramz jo be-ramz nisbat hai

    miyan ek haal hai ek haal jo be-haal-e-haalat hai

    na jaane jabr hai haalat ki haalat jabr hai yani

    kisi bhi baat ke mani jo hain un ke hain kya mani

    wajud ek jabr hai mera adam auqat hai meri

    jo meri zat hargiz bhi nahin wo zat hai meri

    main roz-o-shab nigarish-kosh KHud apne adam ka hun

    main apna aadmi hargiz nahin lauh-o-qalam ka hun

    hain kaDwahaT mein ye bhige hue lamhe ajab se kuchh

    sarasar be-hisabana sarasar be-sabab se kuchh

    sarabon ne sarabon par bahut baadal hain barsae

    sharabon ne maabad ke tamuz o baal nahlae

    (yaqinan qafiya hai yawa-farmai ka sar-chashma

    hain nahlae hain barsae)

    na jaane aariba kyun aae kyun mustaraba aae

    muzir ke log to chhane hi wale the so wo chhae

    mere jad hashim-e-ali gae gazza mein dafnae

    main naqe ko pilaunga mujhe wan tak wo le jae

    lidu lilmauti wabnu lilhizabi san KHarabaati

    wo mard-e-us kahta hai haqiqat hai KHurafati

    ye zalim tisra paig ek aqanimi bidayat hai

    uluhi harza-farmai ka sirr-e-tur-e-luknat hai

    bhala hurab ki jhaDi ka wo ramz-e-atishin kya tha

    magar hurab ki jhaDi kya ye kis se kis ki nisbat hai

    ye nisbat ke bahut se qafiye hain hai gila is ka

    magar tujh ko to yara! qafiyon ki be-tarah lat hai

    guman ye hai ki shayad bahr se KHarij nahin hun main

    zara bhi haal ke aahang mein haarij nahin hun

    tana-tan tan tana-tan tan tana-tan tan tana-tan tan

    tana-tan tan nahin mehnat-kashon ka tan na pairahan

    na pairahan na puri aadhi roTi ab raha salan

    ye sale kuchh bhi khane ko na paen galiyan khaen

    hai in ki be-hisi mein to muqaddas-tar harami-pan

    magar aahang mera kho gaya shayad kahan jaane

    koi mauj-e- koi mauj-e-shumal-e-jawedan jaane

    shumal-e-jawedan ke apne hi qisse the jo guzre

    wo ho guzre to phir KHud main ne bhi jaana wo ho guzre

    shumal-e-jawedan apna shumal-e-jawedan-e-jaan

    hai ab bhi apni punji ek malal-e-jawedan-e-jaan

    nahin malum 'zayun' ab tumhaari umr kya hogi

    yahi hai dil ka mazmun ab tumhaari umr kya hogi

    hamare darmiyan ab ek beja-tar zamana hai

    lab-e-tishna pe ek zahr-e-haqiqat ka fasana hai

    ajab fursat mayassar aai hai dil jaan rishte ko

    na dil ko aazmana hai na jaan ko aazmana hai

    kalid-e-kisht-zar-e-KHwab bhi gum ho gai aaKHir

    kahan ab jada-e-KHurram mein sar-sabzana jaana hai

    kahun to kya kahun mera ye zaKHm-e-jawedana hai

    wahi dil ki haqiqat jo kabhi jaan thi wo ab aaKHir

    fasana dar fasana dar fasana dar fasana hai

    hamara bahami rishta jo hasil-tar tha rishton ka

    hamara taur-e-be-zari bhi kitna walihana hai

    kisi ka nam likkha hai meri sari bayazon par

    main himmat kar raha hun yani ab us ko miTana hai

    ye ek sham-e-azab-e-be-sarokana haalat hai

    hue jaane ki haalat mein hun bas fursat hi fursat hai

    nahin malum tum is waqt kis malum mein hoge

    na jaane kaun se mani mein kis mafhum mein hoge

    main tha mafhum na-mafhum mein gum ho chuka hun main

    main tha malum na-malum mein gum ho chuka hun main

    nahin malum 'zaryun' ab tumhaari umr kya hogi

    mere KHud se guzarne ke zamane se siwa hogi

    mere qamat se ab qamat tumhaara kuchh fuzun hoga

    mera farda mere diroz se bhi KHush numun hoga

    hisab-e-mah-o-sal ab tak kabhi rakkha nahin main ne

    kisi bhi fasl ka ab tak maza chakkha nahin main ne

    main apne aap mein kab rah saka kab rah saka aaKHir

    kabhi ek pal ko bhi apne liye socha nahin main ne

    hisab-e-mah-o-sal o roz-o-shab wo soKHta-budash

    musalsal jaan-kani ke haal mein rakhta bhi to kaise

    jise ye bhi na ho malum wo hai bhi to kyun-kar hai

    koi haalat dil-e-pamal mein rakhta bhi to kaise

    koi nisbat bhi ab to zat se bahar nahin meri

    koi bistar nahin mera koi chadar nahin meri

    ba-haal-e-na-shita sad-zaKHm-ha o KHun-ha KHudam

    ba-har-dam shukaran aameKHta majun-ha KHudam

    tumhein is baat se matlab hi kya aur aaKHirash kyun ho

    kisi se bhi nahin mujh ko gila aur aaKHirash kyun ho

    jo hai ek nang-e-hasti us ko tum kya jaan bhi loge

    agar tum dekh lo mujh ko to kya pahchan bhi loge

    tumhein mujh se jo nafrat hai wahi to meri rahat hai

    meri jo bhi aziyyat hai wahi to meri lazzat hai

    ki aaKHir is jahan ka ek nizam-e-kar hai aaKHir

    jaza ka aur saza ka koi to hanjar hai aaKHir

    main KHud mein jhenkta hun aur sine mein bhaDakta hun

    mere andar jo hai ek shaKHs main us mein phaDakta hun

    hai meri zindagi ab roz-o-shab yak-majlis-e-gham-ha

    aza-ha marsiya-ha girya-ha aashob-e-matam-ha

    tumhaari tarbiyat mein mera hissa kam raha kam-tar

    zaban meri tumhaare waste shayad ki mushkil ho

    zaban apni zaban main tum ko aaKHir kab sikha paya

    azab-e-sad-shamatat aaKHirash mujh par hi nazil ho

    zaban ka kaam yun bhi baat samjhana nahin hota

    samajh mein koi bhi matlab kabhi aana nahin hota

    kabhi KHud tak bhi matlab koi pahunchana nahin hota

    gumanon ke guman ki dam-ba-dam aashob-kari hai

    bhala kya e'tibari aur kya na-e'tibari hai

    guman ye hai bhala mein juz guman kya tha gumanon mein

    suKHan hi kya fasanon ka dhara kya hai fasanon mein

    mera kya tazkira aur waqai kya tazkira mera

    main ek afsos tha afsos hun guzre zamanon mein

    hai shayad dil mera be-zaKHm aur lab par nahin chhaale

    mere sine mein kab sozinda-tar daghon ke hain thaale

    magar dozaKH pighal jae jo mere sans apna le

    tum apni mam ke behad muradi minnaton wale

    mere kuchh bhi nahin kuchh bhi nahin kuchh bhi nahin baale

    magar pahle kabhi tum se mera kuchh silsila to tha

    guman mein mere shayad ek koi ghuncha khila to tha

    wo meri jawedana be-dui ka ek sila to tha

    so us ko ek abbu nam ka ghoDa mila to tha

    saya-e-daman-e-rahmat chahiye thoDa mujhe

    main na chhoDun ya nabi tum ne agar chhoDa mujhe

    id ke din mustafa se yun lage kahne 'husain'

    sabz joDa do 'hasan' ko surKH do joDa mujhe

    adab adab kutte tere kan kaTun

    'zaryun' ke byah ke nan baTun

    taron bhare jagar jagar KHwan baTun

    aa ja ri nindiya tu aa kyun na ja

    'zaryun' ko aa ke sula kyun na ja

    tumhaare byah mein shajara paDha jaana tha nausha wasti dulha

    chauki aangan mein bichhi wasti dulha ke liye

    makke madine ke pak musalle payambar ghar nawase

    shah-e-mardan amirul-maminin hazrat-'ali' ke pote

    hazrat imam-'hasan' hazrat imam-'husain' ke pote

    hazrat imam-ali-'naqi' ke pote

    sayyad-'jafar' sani ke pote

    sayyad abul-farah saidwail-wasti ke pote

    miran sayyad-'ali'-buzurg ke pote

    sayyad-'husain'-sharfuddin shah-wilayat ke pote

    qazi sayyad-'amir'-ali ke pote

    diwan sayyad-'hamid' ke pote

    allama sayyad-shafiq-'hasan'-eliya ke pote

    sayyad-'jaun'-eliya hasani-ul-husaini saput-jah

    magar nazir hamara soKHta-sulb aaKHiri nassab ab marne hi wala hai

    bas ek pal haf sadi ka faisla karne hi wala hai

    suno 'zaryun' bas tum hi suno yani faqat tum hi

    wahi rahat mein hai jo aam se hone ko apna le

    kabhi koi bhi par ho koi 'bahman' yar ya 'zenu'

    tumhein bahka na pae aur bairuni na kar Dale

    main sari zindagi ke dukh bhugat kar tum se kahta hun

    bahut dukh degi tum mein fikr aur fan ki numu mujh ko

    tumhaare waste behad sahulat chahta hun main

    dawam-e-jahl o haal-e-istirahat chahta hun main

    na dekho kash tum wo KHwab jo dekha kiya hun main

    wo sare KHwab the qassab jo dekha kiya hun main

    KHarash-e-dil se tum be-rishta be-maqdur hi Thahro

    mere jahmim-e-zat-e-zat se tum dur hi Thahro

    koi 'zaryun' koi bhi clerk aur koi karinda

    koi bhi bank ka afsar senator koi pawanda

    har ek haiwan-e-sarkari ko TaTTu jaanta hun main

    so zahir hai ise shai se ziyaada manta hun main

    tumhein ho subh-dam taufiq bas aKHbar paDhne ki

    tumhein ai kash bimari na ho diwar paDhne ki

    ajab hai 'sartre' aur 'ressel' bhi aKHbar paDhte the

    wo malumat ke maidan ke shauqin buDhe the

    nahin malum mujh ko aam shahri kaise hote hain

    wo kaise apna banjar nam banjar-pan mein bote hain

    main urr se aaj tak ek aam shahri ho nahin paya

    isi bais main hun amboh ki lazzat se be-maya

    magar tum ek do-paya rast qamat ho ke dikhlana

    suno rae-dahinda bin hue tum baz mat aana

    faqat 'zaryun' ho tum yani apna sabiqa chhoDo

    faqat 'zaryun' ho tum yani apna lahiqa chhoDo

    magar main kaun jo chahun tumhaare bab mein kuchh bhi

    bhala kyun ho mere ehsas ke asbab mein kuchh bhi

    tumhaara bap yani main abas main ek abas-tar main

    magar main yani jaane kaun achchha main sarasar main

    main kasa-baz o kina-saz o kasa-tan hun kutta hun

    main ek nangin-e-budash hun pa tum to sirr-e-munam ho

    tumhaara bap ruhul-quds tha tum ibn-e-maryam ho

    ye qulqul tisra paig ab to chautha ho guman ye hai

    guman ka mujh se koi KHas rishta ho guman ye hai

    guman ye hai ki main jo ja raha tha aa raha hun main

    magar main aa raha kab hun piyape ja raha hun main

    ye chautha paig hai un-hun zalalat ki gai mujh se

    zalalat ki gai mujh se KHayanat ki gai mujh se

    jozami ho gai 'wazzah' ki mahbub wawaila

    magar is ka gila kya jab nahin aaya koi eila

    suno meri kahani par miyan meri kahani kya

    main yaksar raigani hun hisab-e-raigani kya

    bahut kuchh tha kabhi shayad par ab kuchh bhi nahin hun main

    na apna ham-nafas hun main na apna ham-nashin hun main

    kabhi ki baat hai fariyaad mera wo kabhi yani

    nahin is ka koi matlab nahin is ke koi mani

    main apne shahr ka sab se girami nam laDka tha

    main be-hangam laDka tha main sad-hangam laDka tha

    mere dam se ghazab hangama rahta tha mohallon mein

    main hashr-aghaz laDka tha main hashr-anjam laDka tha

    mere hindu musalman sab mujhe sar par biThate the

    unhi ke faiz se mani mujhe mani sikhate the

    suKHan bahta chala aata hai be-bais ke honTon se

    wo kuchh kahta chala aata hai be-bais ke honTon se

    main ashraf-e-kamina-kar ko Thokar pe rakhta tha

    so main mehnat-kashon ki jutiyan mimbar pe rakhta tha

    main shayad ab nahin hun wo magar ab bhi wahi hun main

    ghazab hangama-parwar KHira-sar ab bhi wahi hun main

    magar mera tha ek taur aur bhi jo aur hi kuchh tha

    magar mera tha ek daur aur bhi jo aur hi kuchh tha

    main apne shahr-e-ilm-o-fan ka tha ek naujawan kahin

    mere tilmiz-e-ilm-o-fan mere baba ke the ham-sin

    mera baba mujhe KHamosh aawazen sunata tha

    wo apne-ap mein gum mujh ko pur-haali sikhata tha

    wo haiat-dan wo aalim naf-e-shab mein chhat pe jata tha

    rasad ka rishta sayyaron se rakhta tha nibhata tha

    use KHwahish thi shohrat ki na koi hirs-e-daulat thi

    baDe se qutr ki ek durbin us ki zarurat thi

    meri man ki tamannaon ka qatil tha wo qallama

    meri man meri mahbuba qayamat ki hasina thi

    sitam ye hai ye kahne se jhijakta tha wo fahhama

    tha behad ishtial-angez bad-qismat o allama

    KHalaf us ke KHazaf aur be-nihayat na-KHalaf nikle

    hum us ke sare beTe intihai be-sharaf nikle

    main us aalim-tarin-e-dahr ki fikrat ka munkir tha

    main fastai tha jahil tha aur mantiq ka mahir tha

    par ab meri ye shohrat hai ki main bas ek sharabi hun

    main apne dudman-e-ilm ki KHana-KHarabi hun

    sagan-e-KHuk zad-e-barzan o bazar-e-be-maghzi

    meri jaanib ab apne thobaDe shahana karte hain

    zina-zade meri izzat bhi gustaKHana karte hain

    kamine sharm bhi ab mujh se be-sharmana karte the

    mujhe is sham hai apne labon par ek suKHan lana

    'ali' darwesh tha tum us ko apna jadd na batlana

    wo sibtain-e-mohamad, jin ko jaane kyun bahut arfa

    tum un ki dur ki nisbat se bhi yaksar mukar jaana

    ki is nisbat se zahar o zaKHm ko sahna zaruri hai

    ajab ghairat se ghaltida-ba-KHun rahna zaruri hai

    wo shajra jo kanana fahr ghaalib kab marra se

    qusai o hashim o sheba abu-talib tak aata tha

    wo ek andoh tha tariKH ka andoh-e-sozinda

    wo namon ka daraKHt-e-zard tha aur us ki shaKHon ko

    kisi tannur ke haizam ki KHakistar hi banna tha

    use shoala-zada budash ka ek bistar hi banna tha

    hamara faKHr tha faqr aur danish apni punji thi

    nasab-namon ke hum ne kitne hi parcham lapeTe hain

    mere ham-shahr 'zaryun' ek fusun hai nasl ham, donon

    faqat aadam ke beTe hain faqat aadam ke beTe hain

    main jab ausan apne khone lagta hun to hansta hun

    main tum ko yaad kar ke rone lagta hun to hansta hun

    hamesha main KHuda hafiz hamesha main KHuda hafiz

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