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Afzal Ahmad Syed

1946 | Karachi, Pakistan

One of the leading Pakistani poets known for his layered poetic expression.

One of the leading Pakistani poets known for his layered poetic expression.

Ghazal 12

Sher 10

yahī bahut the mujhe naan o aab o sham.a o gul

safar-nazhād thā asbāb muḳhtasar rakkhā

yahi bahut the mujhe nan o aab o shama o gul

safar-nazhad tha asbab muKHtasar rakkha

use ajab thā ġhurūr-e-shaguft-e-ruḳhsārī

bahār-e-gul ko bahut be-hunar kahā us ne

use ajab tha ghurur-e-shaguft-e-ruKHsari

bahaar-e-gul ko bahut be-hunar kaha us ne

kitāb-e-umr se sab harf uḌ ga.e mere

ki mujh asiir ko honā hai ham-kalām us

kitab-e-umr se sab harf uD gae mere

ki mujh asir ko hona hai ham-kalam us ka

kamān-e-shāḳh se gul kis hadaf ko jaate haiñ

nasheb-e-ḳhāk meñ kar mujhe ḳhayāl aayā

kaman-e-shaKH se gul kis hadaf ko jate hain

nasheb-e-KHak mein ja kar mujhe KHayal aaya

is dil ko kisī dast-e-adā-sanj meñ rakhnā

mumkin hai ye mīzān-e-kam-o-besh jalā de

is dil ko kisi dast-e-ada-sanj mein rakhna

mumkin hai ye mizan-e-kam-o-besh jala de

BOOKS 2

Do Zabanon mein Saza-e-Maut

 

1990

Mitti Ki Kaan

Kulliyat

2009

 

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