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Jamal Ehsani

1951 - 1998 | Karachi, Pakistan

One of most prominent post-modern Pakistani poets, known for the uniqueness of his poetic experience.

One of most prominent post-modern Pakistani poets, known for the uniqueness of his poetic experience.

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qarār dil ko sadā jis ke naam se aayā

vo aayā bhī to kisī aur kaam se aayā

qarar dil ko sada jis ke nam se aaya

wo aaya bhi to kisi aur kaam se aaya

us ne bārish meñ bhī khiḌkī khol ke dekhā nahīñ

bhīgne vāloñ ko kal kyā kyā pareshānī huī

us ne barish mein bhi khiDki khol ke dekha nahin

bhigne walon ko kal kya kya pareshani hui

yaad rakhnā mohabbat meñ nahīñ hai sab kuchh

bhuul jaanā bhī baḌī baat huā kartī hai

yaad rakhna hi mohabbat mein nahin hai sab kuchh

bhul jaana bhi baDi baat hua karti hai

tamām raat nahāyā thā shahr bārish meñ

vo rañg utar ga.e jo utarne vaale the

tamam raat nahaya tha shahr barish mein

wo rang utar hi gae jo utarne wale the

ye ġham nahīñ hai ki ham donoñ ek ho na sake

ye rañj hai ki koī darmiyān meñ bhī na thā

ye gham nahin hai ki hum donon ek ho na sake

ye ranj hai ki koi darmiyan mein bhi na tha

usī maqām pe kal mujh ko dekh kar tanhā

bahut udaas hue phuul bechne vaale

usi maqam pe kal mujh ko dekh kar tanha

bahut udas hue phul bechne wale

'jamāl' har shahr se hai pyārā vo shahr mujh ko

jahāñ se dekhā thā pahlī baar āsmān maiñ ne

'jamal' har shahr se hai pyara wo shahr mujh ko

jahan se dekha tha pahli bar aasman main ne

ik safar meñ koī do baar nahīñ luT saktā

ab dobāra tirī chāhat nahīñ saktī

ek safar mein koi do bar nahin luT sakta

ab dobara teri chahat nahin ki ja sakti

duniyā pasand aane lagī dil ko ab bahut

samjho ki ab ye baaġh bhī murjhāne vaalā hai

duniya pasand aane lagi dil ko ab bahut

samjho ki ab ye bagh bhi murjhane wala hai

hazār tarah ke the ranj pichhle mausam meñ

par itnā thā ki koī saath rone vaalā thā

hazar tarah ke the ranj pichhle mausam mein

par itna tha ki koi sath rone wala tha

kisī bhī vaqt badal saktā hai lamha koī

is qadar ḳhush bhī na ho merī pareshānī par

kisi bhi waqt badal sakta hai lamha koi

is qadar KHush bhi na ho meri pareshani par

ye kaun aane jaane lagā us galī meñ ab

ye kaun merī dāstāñ dohrāne vaalā hai

ye kaun aane jaane laga us gali mein ab

ye kaun meri dastan dohrane wala hai

ḳhud jise mehnat mashaqqat se banātā huuñ 'jamāl'

chhoḌ detā huuñ vo rasta aam ho jaane ke ba.ad

KHud jise mehnat mashaqqat se banata hun 'jamal'

chhoD deta hun wo rasta aam ho jaane ke baad

sub.h aatā huuñ yahāñ aur shaam ho jaane ke ba.ad

lauT jaatā huuñ maiñ ghar nākām ho jaane ke ba.ad

subh aata hun yahan aur sham ho jaane ke baad

lauT jata hun main ghar nakaam ho jaane ke baad

kyā kahūñ uubne lagā huuñ 'jamāl'

ek jaise sub.h o shaam se maiñ

kya kahun ubne laga hun 'jamal'

ek hi jaise subh o sham se main

hārne vāloñ ne is ruḳh se bhī sochā hogā

sar kaTānā hai to hathiyār na Daale jaa.eñ

haarne walon ne is ruKH se bhi socha hoga

sar kaTana hai to hathiyar na Dale jaen

ḳhatm hone ko haiñ ashkoñ ke zaḳhīre bhī 'jamāl'

ro.e kab tak koī is shahr vīrānī par

KHatm hone ko hain ashkon ke zaKHire bhi 'jamal'

roe kab tak koi is shahr ki virani par

jāntā huuñ mire qissa-go ne

asl qisse ko chhupā rakkhā hai

jaanta hun mere qissa-go ne

asl qisse ko chhupa rakkha hai

jo pahle roz se do āñganoñ meñ thā haa.il

vo fāsla to zamīn āsmān meñ bhī na thā

jo pahle roz se do aanganon mein tha hail

wo fasla to zamin aasman mein bhi na tha

mujh ko mālūm hai merī ḳhātir

kahīñ ik jaal bunā rakkhā hai

mujh ko malum hai meri KHatir

kahin ek jal buna rakkha hai

sunte haiñ us ne DhūñD liyā aur koī ghar

ab tak jo aañkh thī tire dar par lagī huī

sunte hain us ne DhunD liya aur koi ghar

ab tak jo aankh thi tere dar par lagi hui

aur ab ye chāhtā huuñ koī ġham baTā.e mirā

maiñ apnī miTTī kabhī aap Dhone vaalā thā

aur ab ye chahta hun koi gham baTae mera

main apni miTTi kabhi aap Dhone wala tha

tire na aane se dil bhī nahīñ dukhā shāyad

vagarna kyā maiñ sar-e-shām sone vaalā thā

tere na aane se dil bhi nahin dukha shayad

wagarna kya main sar-e-sham sone wala tha

ham aise be-hunaroñ meñ hai jo salīqa-e-zīst

tire dayār meñ pal-bhar qayām se aayā

hum aise be-hunaron mein hai jo saliqa-e-zist

tere dayar mein pal-bhar qayam se aaya