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Daniyal Tareer

1980 | Quetta, Pakistan

One of the prominent young poets from Pakistan; died early of a deadly disease

One of the prominent young poets from Pakistan; died early of a deadly disease

ek be-chehra musāfir rañg oḌhe

dhund meñ chalte hue dekhā gayā hai

ek be-chehra musafir rang oDhe

dhund mein chalte hue dekha gaya hai

ḳhvāb kyā hai raat ke naqsh-o-nigār banāo

raat ke naqsh-o-nigār banāo ḳhvāb kyā hai

KHwab ka kya hai raat ke naqsh-o-nigar banao

raat ke naqsh-o-nigar banao KHwab ka kya hai

dekhnā ye hai ki jañgal ko chalāne ke liye

mashvara rīchh se aur chiil se hogā ki nahīñ

dekhna ye hai ki jangal ko chalane ke liye

mashwara richh se aur chil se hoga ki nahin

ḳhvāb jazīra ban sakte the nahīñ bane

ham bhī qissa ban sakte the nahīñ bane

KHwab jazira ban sakte the nahin bane

hum bhi qissa ban sakte the nahin bane

darinde saath rahnā chāhte haiñ aadmī ke

ghanā jañgal makānoñ tak pahuñchnā chāhtā hai

darinde sath rahna chahte hain aadmi ke

ghana jangal makanon tak pahunchna chahta hai

shelf pe ulTā kar ke rakh do aur bisrā do

gul-dānoñ meñ phuul sajāo ḳhvāb kyā hai

shelf pe ulTa kar ke rakh do aur bisra do

gul-danon mein phul sajao KHwab ka kya hai

āḳhir jism bhī dīvāroñ ko sauñp ga.e

darvāzoñ meñ āñkheñ dharne vaale log

aaKHir jism bhi diwaron ko saunp gae

darwazon mein aankhen dharne wale log