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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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

chup-chāp suntī rahtī hai pahroñ shab-e-firāq

tasvīr-e-yār ko hai mirī guftugū pasand

chup-chap sunti rahti hai pahron shab-e-firaq

taswir-e-yar ko hai meri guftugu pasand

dil le ke muft kahte haiñ kuchh kaam nahīñ

ulTī shikāyateñ huiiñ ehsān to gayā

she takes my heart for free and yet holds it in disdain

far from showing gratitude, she ventures to complain

dil le ke muft kahte hain kuchh kaam ka nahin

ulTi shikayaten huin ehsan to gaya

she takes my heart for free and yet holds it in disdain

far from showing gratitude, she ventures to complain

falak detā hai jin ko aish un ko ġham bhī hote haiñ

jahāñ bajte haiñ naqqāre vahāñ mātam bhī hotā hai

falak deta hai jin ko aish un ko gham bhi hote hain

jahan bajte hain naqqare wahan matam bhi hota hai

yuuñ bhī hazāroñ lākhoñ meñ tum intiḳhāb ho

puurā karo savāl to phir lā-javāb ho

yun bhi hazaron lakhon mein tum intiKHab ho

pura karo sawal to phir la-jawab ho

ruḳh-e-raushan ke aage sham.a rakh kar vo ye kahte haiñ

udhar jaatā hai dekheñ idhar parvāna aatā hai

ruKH-e-raushan ke aage shama rakh kar wo ye kahte hain

udhar jata hai dekhen ya idhar parwana aata hai