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Dagh Dehlvi

1831 - 1905 | Delhi, India

Last of classical poets who celebrated life and love. Famous for his playfulness of words (idioms/ phrases).

Last of classical poets who celebrated life and love. Famous for his playfulness of words (idioms/ phrases).

tumhārā dil mire dil ke barābar ho nahīñ saktā

vo shīsha ho nahīñ saktā ye patthar ho nahīñ saktā

tumhaara dil mere dil ke barabar ho nahin sakta

wo shisha ho nahin sakta ye patthar ho nahin sakta

dil de to is mizāj parvardigār de

jo rañj ghaḌī bhī ḳhushī se guzār de

a heart O lord if you bestow, one such it should be

that smilingly I may spend my time of misery

dil de to is mizaj ka parwardigar de

jo ranj ki ghaDi bhi KHushi se guzar de

a heart O lord if you bestow, one such it should be

that smilingly I may spend my time of misery

hazāroñ kaam mohabbat meñ haiñ maze ke 'dāġh'

jo log kuchh nahīñ karte kamāl karte haiñ

hazaron kaam mohabbat mein hain maze ke 'dagh'

jo log kuchh nahin karte kamal karte hain

is nahīñ koī ilaaj nahīñ

roz kahte haiñ aap aaj nahīñ

ah! this denial, nothing can allay

every day you say no, not today

is nahin ka koi ilaj nahin

roz kahte hain aap aaj nahin

ah! this denial, nothing can allay

every day you say no, not today

aa.ina dekh ke kahte haiñ sañvarne vaale

aaj be-maut mareñge mire marne vaale

on seeing her own reflection she is moved to say

ere their time, my paramours shall perish this day

aaina dekh ke kahte hain sanwarne wale

aaj be-maut marenge mere marne wale

on seeing her own reflection she is moved to say

ere their time, my paramours shall perish this day

āshiqī se milegā ai zāhid

bandagī se ḳhudā nahīñ miltā

in romance, does God abound

O priest in piety not found

aashiqi se milega ai zahid

bandagi se KHuda nahin milta

in romance, does God abound

O priest in piety not found

aap e'tibār kaun kare

roz intizār kaun kare

who can depend on what you say?

who will wait each every day?

aap ka e'tibar kaun kare

roz ka intizar kaun kare

who can depend on what you say?

who will wait each every day?

ḳhabar sun kar mire marne vo bole raqīboñ se

ḳhudā baḳhshe bahut ḳhūbiyāñ thiiñ marne vaale meñ

upon my death she stated to my rivals, if you please

may God spare the parted soul had many qualities

KHabar sun kar mere marne ki wo bole raqibon se

KHuda baKHshe bahut si KHubiyan thin marne wale mein

upon my death she stated to my rivals, if you please

may God spare the parted soul had many qualities

vafā kareñge nibāheñge baat māneñge

tumheñ bhī yaad hai kuchh ye kalām kis thā

wafa karenge nibahenge baat manenge

tumhein bhi yaad hai kuchh ye kalam kis ka tha

hameñ hai shauq ki be-parda tum ko dekheñge

tumheñ hai sharm to āñkhoñ pe haath dhar lenā

hamein hai shauq ki be-parda tum ko dekhenge

tumhein hai sharm to aankhon pe hath dhar lena

milāte ho usī ko ḳhaak meñ jo dil se miltā hai

mirī jaañ chāhne vaalā baḌī mushkil se miltā hai

those who meet you lovingly then into dust you grind

those who bear affection, dear, are very hard to find

milate ho usi ko KHak mein jo dil se milta hai

meri jaan chahne wala baDi mushkil se milta hai

those who meet you lovingly then into dust you grind

those who bear affection, dear, are very hard to find

ġhazab kiyā tire va.ade pe e'tibār kiyā

tamām raat qayāmat intizār kiyā

ghazab kiya tere wade pe e'tibar kiya

tamam raat qayamat ka intizar kiya

lutf-e-mai tujh se kyā kahūñ zāhid

haa.e kam-baḳht ne nahīñ

you've never drunk O hapless priest

The joys of wine how will you see

lutf-e-mai tujh se kya kahun zahid

hae kam-baKHt tu ne pi hi nahin

you've never drunk O hapless priest

The joys of wine how will you see

arz-e-ahvāl ko gilā samjhe

kyā kahā maiñ ne aap kyā samjhe

the mention of my condition was a complaint thought to be

what was it I said to you, you did not follow me

arz-e-ahwal ko gila samjhe

kya kaha main ne aap kya samjhe

the mention of my condition was a complaint thought to be

what was it I said to you, you did not follow me

shab-e-visāl hai gul kar do in charāġhoñ ko

ḳhushī bazm meñ kyā kaam jalne vāloñ

shab-e-visal hai gul kar do in charaghon ko

KHushi ki bazm mein kya kaam jalne walon ka

sāqiyā tishnagī taab nahīñ

zahr de de agar sharāb nahīñ

saqiya tishnagi ki tab nahin

zahr de de agar sharab nahin

lipaT jaate haiñ vo bijlī ke Dar se

ilāhī ye ghaTā do din to barse

by lightning scared, she clings to me

may two days,Lord, this weather be

lipaT jate hain wo bijli ke Dar se

ilahi ye ghaTa do din to barse

by lightning scared, she clings to me

may two days,Lord, this weather be

baḌā maza ho jo mahshar meñ ham kareñ shikva

vo minnatoñ se kaheñ chup raho ḳhudā ke liye

baDa maza ho jo mahshar mein hum karen shikwa

wo minnaton se kahen chup raho KHuda ke liye

aao mil jaao ki ye vaqt na pāoge kabhī

maiñ bhī ham-rāh zamāne ke badal jā.ūñgā

aao mil jao ki ye waqt na paoge kabhi

main bhi ham-rah zamane ke badal jaunga

ḳhuub parda hai ki chilman se lage baiThe haiñ

saaf chhupte bhī nahīñ sāmne aate bhī nahīñ

what coyness this is, to abide,a screen beside her face

which neither does she clearly hide nor openly display

KHub parda hai ki chilman se lage baiThe hain

saf chhupte bhi nahin samne aate bhi nahin

what coyness this is, to abide,a screen beside her face

which neither does she clearly hide nor openly display

zid har ik baat par nahīñ achchhī

dost dost maan lete haiñ

zid har ek baat par nahin achchhi

dost ki dost man lete hain

jis meñ lākhoñ baras hūreñ hoñ

aisī jannat ko kyā kare koī

where virgins aged a million years reside

hopes for such a heaven why abide

jis mein lakhon baras ki huren hon

aisi jannat ko kya kare koi

where virgins aged a million years reside

hopes for such a heaven why abide

na jaanā ki duniyā se jaatā hai koī

bahut der mehrbāñ aate aate

na jaana ki duniya se jata hai koi

bahut der ki mehrban aate aate

mujhe yaad karne se ye mudda.ā thā

nikal jaa.e dam hichkiyāñ aate aate

mujhe yaad karne se ye muddaa tha

nikal jae dam hichkiyan aate aate

sab log jidhar vo haiñ udhar dekh rahe haiñ

ham dekhne vāloñ nazar dekh rahe haiñ

sab log jidhar wo hain udhar dekh rahe hain

hum dekhne walon ki nazar dekh rahe hain

uḌ ga.ī yuuñ vafā zamāne se

kabhī goyā kisī meñ thī nahīñ

uD gai yun wafa zamane se

kabhi goya kisi mein thi hi nahin

jin ko apnī ḳhabar nahīñ ab tak

vo mire dil raaz kyā jāneñ

jin ko apni KHabar nahin ab tak

wo mere dil ka raaz kya jaanen

kahne detī nahīñ kuchh muñh se mohabbat merī

lab pe rah jaatī hai aa aa ke shikāyat merī

from voicing my emotions, love makes me refrain

grievances come to my lips but silent there remain

kahne deti nahin kuchh munh se mohabbat meri

lab pe rah jati hai aa aa ke shikayat meri

from voicing my emotions, love makes me refrain

grievances come to my lips but silent there remain

urdu hai jis naam hamīñ jānte haiñ 'dāġh'

hindostāñ meñ dhuum hamārī zabāñ hai

urdu hai jis ka nam hamin jaante hain 'dagh'

hindostan mein dhum hamari zaban ki hai

ḳhātir se lihāz se maiñ maan to gayā

jhūTī qasam se aap īmān to gayā

for reasons of formality, I've chosen to believe

you have surely lost your faith when you so deceive

KHatir se ya lihaz se main man to gaya

jhuTi qasam se aap ka iman to gaya

for reasons of formality, I've chosen to believe

you have surely lost your faith when you so deceive

ye to kahiye is ḳhatā kyā sazā

maiñ jo kah duuñ aap par martā huuñ maiñ

tell me pray for this crime what punishment is due

if I were to thus declare- I'm dying in love for you

ye to kahiye is KHata ki kya saza

main jo kah dun aap par marta hun main

tell me pray for this crime what punishment is due

if I were to thus declare- I'm dying in love for you

shab-e-vasl mo.azzin ne azaañ pichhlī raat

haa.e kam-baḳht ko kis vaqt ḳhudā yaad aayā

di shab-e-wasl moazzin ne azan pichhli raat

hae kam-baKHt ko kis waqt KHuda yaad aaya

saath shoḳhī ke kuchh hijāb bhī hai

is adā kahīñ javāb bhī hai

sath shoKHi ke kuchh hijab bhi hai

is ada ka kahin jawab bhi hai

koī nām-o-nishāñ pūchhe to ai qāsid batā denā

taḳhallus 'dāġh' hai vo āshiqoñ ke dil meñ rahte haiñ

koi nam-o-nishan puchhe to ai qasid bata dena

taKHallus 'dagh' hai wo aashiqon ke dil mein rahte hain

ye sair hai ki dupaTTa uḌā rahī hai havā

chhupāte haiñ jo vo siina kamar nahīñ chhuptī

ye sair hai ki dupaTTa uDa rahi hai hawa

chhupate hain jo wo sina kamar nahin chhupti

Dartā huuñ dekh kar dil-e-be-ārzū ko maiñ

sunsān ghar ye kyuuñ na ho mehmān to gayā

I'm fearful when I see this heart so hopeless and forlorn

why shouldn't this home be desolate, as the guest has gone

Darta hun dekh kar dil-e-be-arzu ko main

sunsan ghar ye kyun na ho mehman to gaya

I'm fearful when I see this heart so hopeless and forlorn

why shouldn't this home be desolate, as the guest has gone

aap pachhtā.eñ nahīñ jaur se tauba na kareñ

aap ke sar qasam 'dāġh' haal achchhā hai

aap pachhtaen nahin jaur se tauba na karen

aap ke sar ki qasam 'dagh' ka haal achchha hai

dil kyā haal kahūñ sub.h ko jab us but ne

le ke añgḌā.ī kahā naaz se ham jaate haiñ

how to describe my state when at the crack of dawn

she stretched in lagour and said it was time to be gone

dil ka kya haal kahun subh ko jab us but ne

le ke angDai kaha naz se hum jate hain

how to describe my state when at the crack of dawn

she stretched in lagour and said it was time to be gone

aatī hai baat baat mujhe baar baar yaad

kahtā huuñ dauḌ dauḌ ke qāsid se raah meñ

aati hai baat baat mujhe bar bar yaad

kahta hun dauD dauD ke qasid se rah mein

baat zaḳhm hai talvār ke zaḳhmoñ se sivā

kījiye qatl magar muñh se kuchh irshād na ho

baat ka zaKHm hai talwar ke zaKHmon se siwa

kijiye qatl magar munh se kuchh irshad na ho

jaao bhī kyā karoge mehr-o-vafā

bār-hā aazmā ke dekh liyā

jao bhi kya karoge mehr-o-wafa

bar-ha aazma ke dekh liya

hazār baar jo māñgā karo to kyā hāsil

duā vahī hai jo dil se kabhī nikaltī hai

hazar bar jo manga karo to kya hasil

dua wahi hai jo dil se kabhi nikalti hai

ye to nahīñ ki tum jahāñ meñ hasīñ nahīñ

is dil ko kyā karūñ ye bahaltā kahīñ nahīñ

ye to nahin ki tum sa jahan mein hasin nahin

is dil ko kya karun ye bahalta kahin nahin

rahā na dil meñ vo bedard aur dard rahā

muqīm kaun huā hai maqām kis thā

raha na dil mein wo bedard aur dard raha

muqim kaun hua hai maqam kis ka tha

dekhnā achchhā nahīñ zaanū pe rakh kar aa.ina

donoñ nāzuk haiñ na rakhiyo aa.ine par aa.ina

dekhna achchha nahin zanu pe rakh kar aaina

donon nazuk hain na rakhiyo aaine par aaina

un farmā.ish na.ī din raat hai

aur thoḌī mirī auqāt hai

un ki farmaish nai din raat hai

aur thoDi si meri auqat hai

hosh o havās o taab o tavāñ 'dāġh' chuke

ab ham bhī jaane vaale haiñ sāmān to gayā

consciousness and sanity, zeal, power are no more

it's time for me to go as well, my goods have gone before

hosh o hawas o tab o tawan 'dagh' ja chuke

ab hum bhi jaane wale hain saman to gaya

consciousness and sanity, zeal, power are no more

it's time for me to go as well, my goods have gone before

ilāhī kyuuñ nahīñ uThtī qayāmat mājrā kyā hai

hamāre sāmne pahlū meñ vo dushman ke baiThe haiñ

ilahi kyun nahin uThti qayamat majra kya hai

hamare samne pahlu mein wo dushman ke baiThe hain

hazrat-e-dāġh jahāñ baiTh ga.e baiTh ga.e

aur hoñge tirī mahfil se ubharne vaale

hazrat-e-dagh jahan baiTh gae baiTh gae

aur honge teri mahfil se ubharne wale

le chalā jaan mirī ruuTh ke jaanā terā

aise aane se to behtar thā na aanā terā

le chala jaan meri ruTh ke jaana tera

aise aane se to behtar tha na aana tera

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