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Afsar Merathi

1895 - 1958 | Meerut, India

Prominent pre-modern poet generally known for children's poetry

Prominent pre-modern poet generally known for children's poetry

dukh meñ sukh meñ har hālat meñ bhārat dil sahārā hai

bhārat pyārā desh hamārā sab deshoñ se pyārā hai

dukh mein sukh mein har haalat mein bhaarat dil ka sahaara hai

bhaarat pyara desh hamara sab deshon se pyara hai

tāroñ go shumār meñ aanā muhāl hai

lekin kisī ko niiñd na aa.e to kyā kare

taron ka go shumar mein aana muhaal hai

lekin kisi ko nind na aae to kya kare

hai tere liye saarā jahāñ husn se ḳhālī

ḳhud husn agar terī nigāhoñ meñ nahīñ hai

hai tere liye sara jahan husn se KHali

KHud husn agar teri nigahon mein nahin hai

sukh meñ hotā hai hāfiza bekār

dukh meñ allāh yaad aatā hai

sukh mein hota hai hafiza bekar

dukh mein allah yaad aata hai

haa.e vo jis ummīdeñ hoñ ḳhizāñ par mauqūf

shāḳh-e-gul suukh ke gir jaa.e to kāshāna bane

alas the one whose aspirations do on autumn rest

when the leaves dry off and fall, they would make their nest

hae wo jis ki ummiden hon KHizan par mauquf

shaKH-e-gul sukh ke gir jae to kashana bane

alas the one whose aspirations do on autumn rest

when the leaves dry off and fall, they would make their nest

mujhe fardā fikr kyūñ-kar ho

ġham-e-imroz khaa.e jaatā hai

mujhe farda ki fikr kyun-kar ho

gham-e-imroz khae jata hai

jab safar 'afsar' kabhī karte nahīñ

dekhe phir kyuuñ ho tum manzil ke ḳhvāb

jab safar 'afsar' kabhi karte nahin

dekhe phir kyun ho tum manzil ke KHwab