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Nasir Kazmi

1923 - 1972 | Lahore, Pakistan

One of the founders of modern ghazal.Born at Ambala in India, he migrated to Pakistan and wrote extensively on the pain and sufferings of partition.

One of the founders of modern ghazal.Born at Ambala in India, he migrated to Pakistan and wrote extensively on the pain and sufferings of partition.

aañch aatī hai tire jism uryānī se

pairahan hai ki sulagtī huī shab hai koī

aanch aati hai tere jism ki uryani se

pairahan hai ki sulagti hui shab hai koi

aaj dekhā hai tujh ko der ke ba.ad

aaj din guzar na jaa.e kahīñ

aaj dekha hai tujh ko der ke baad

aaj ka din guzar na jae kahin

aaj to be-sabab udaas hai

ishq hotā to koī baat bhī thī

aaj to be-sabab udas hai ji

ishq hota to koi baat bhi thi

aarzū hai ki yahāñ aa.e

aur phir umr bhar na jaa.e kahīñ

aarzu hai ki tu yahan aae

aur phir umr bhar na jae kahin

ai dost ham ne tark-e-mohabbat ke bāvajūd

mahsūs hai terī zarūrat kabhī kabhī

ai dost hum ne tark-e-mohabbat ke bawajud

mahsus ki hai teri zarurat kabhi kabhi

akele ghar se pūchhtī hai be-kasī

tirā diyā jalāne vaale kyā hue

akele ghar se puchhti hai be-kasi

tera diya jalane wale kya hue

apnī dhun meñ rahtā huuñ

maiñ bhī tere jaisā huuñ

apni dhun mein rahta hun

main bhi tere jaisa hun

bharī duniyā meñ nahīñ lagtā

jaane kis chiiz kamī hai abhī

bhari duniya mein ji nahin lagta

jaane kis chiz ki kami hai abhi

bulā.ūñgā na milūñgā na ḳhat likhūñgā tujhe

tirī ḳhushī ke liye ḳhud ko ye sazā dūñgā

bulaunga na milunga na KHat likhunga tujhe

teri KHushi ke liye KHud ko ye saza dunga

chup chup kyuuñ rahte ho 'nāsir'

ye kyā rog lagā rakkhā hai

chup chup kyun rahte ho 'nasir'

ye kya rog laga rakkha hai

daa.em ābād rahegī duniyā

ham na hoñge koī ham hogā

daem aabaad rahegi duniya

hum na honge koi hum sa hoga

dil dhaḌakne sabab yaad aayā

vo tirī yaad thī ab yaad aayā

dil dhaDakne ka sabab yaad aaya

wo teri yaad thi ab yaad aaya

dil to merā udaas hai 'nāsir'

shahr kyuuñ saa.eñ saa.eñ kartā hai

dil to mera udas hai 'nasir'

shahr kyun saen saen karta hai

din bhar to maiñ duniyā ke dhandoñ meñ khoyā rahā

jab dīvāroñ se dhuup Dhalī tum yaad aa.e

din bhar to main duniya ke dhandon mein khoya raha

jab diwaron se dhup Dhali tum yaad aae

din guzārā thā baḌī mushkil se

phir tirā va.ada-e-shab yaad aayā

din guzara tha baDi mushkil se

phir tera wada-e-shab yaad aaya

ek dam us ke hoñT chuum liye

ye mujhe baiThe baiThe kyā sūjhī

ek dam us ke honT chum liye

ye mujhe baiThe baiThe kya sujhi

ga.e dinoñ surāġh le kar kidhar se aayā kidhar gayā vo

ajiib mānūs ajnabī thā mujhe to hairān kar gayā vo

gae dinon ka suragh le kar kidhar se aaya kidhar gaya wo

ajib manus ajnabi tha mujhe to hairan kar gaya wo

girafta-dil haiñ bahut aaj tere dīvāne

ḳhudā kare koī tere sivā na pahchāne

girafta-dil hain bahut aaj tere diwane

KHuda kare koi tere siwa na pahchane

hañstā paanī rotā paanī

mujh ko āvāzeñ detā thā

hansta pani rota pani

mujh ko aawazen deta tha

hāl-e-dil ham bhī sunāte lekin

jab vo ruḳhsat huā tab yaad aayā

haal-e-dil hum bhi sunate lekin

jab wo ruKHsat hua tab yaad aaya

hamāre ghar dīvāroñ pe 'nāsir'

udāsī baal khole so rahī hai

hamare ghar ki diwaron pe 'nasir'

udasi baal khole so rahi hai

is qadar royā huuñ terī yaad meñ

ā.īne āñkhoñ ke dhundle ho ga.e

is qadar roya hun teri yaad mein

aaine aankhon ke dhundle ho gae

is shahr-e-be-charāġh meñ jā.egī kahāñ

aa ai shab-e-firāq tujhe ghar le chaleñ

is shahr-e-be-charagh mein jaegi tu kahan

aa ai shab-e-firaq tujhe ghar hi le chalen

jinheñ ham dekh kar jiite the 'nāsir'

vo log āñkhoñ se ojhal ho ga.e haiñ

jinhen hum dekh kar jite the 'nasir'

wo log aankhon se ojhal ho gae hain

judā.iyoñ ke zaḳhm dard-e-zindagī ne bhar diye

tujhe bhī niiñd aa ga.ī mujhe bhī sabr aa gayā

judaiyon ke zaKHm dard-e-zindagi ne bhar diye

tujhe bhi nind aa gai mujhe bhi sabr aa gaya

jurm-e-ummīd sazā de

mere haq meñ bhī kuchh sunā de

jurm-e-ummid ki saza hi de

mere haq mein bhi kuchh suna hi de

kabhī zulfoñ ghaTā ne gherā

kabhī āñkhoñ chamak yaad aa.ī

kabhi zulfon ki ghaTa ne ghera

kabhi aankhon ki chamak yaad aai

kahte haiñ ġhazal qāfiya-paimā.ī hai 'nāsir'

ye qāfiya-paimā.ī zarā kar ke to dekho

kahte hain ghazal qafiya-paimai hai 'nasir'

ye qafiya-paimai zara kar ke to dekho

kal jo thā vo aaj nahīñ jo aaj hai kal miT jā.egā

rūkhī-sūkhī jo mil jaa.e shukr karo to behtar hai

kal jo tha wo aaj nahin jo aaj hai kal miT jaega

rukhi-sukhi jo mil jae shukr karo to behtar hai

kaun achchhā hai is zamāne meñ

kyuuñ kisī ko burā kahe koī

kaun achchha hai is zamane mein

kyun kisi ko bura kahe koi

kuchh yādgār-e-shahr-e-sitamgar le chaleñ

aa.e haiñ is galī meñ to patthar le chaleñ

kuchh yaadgar-e-shahr-e-sitamgar hi le chalen

aae hain is gali mein to patthar hi le chalen

maiñ huuñ raat ek bajā hai

ḳhālī rasta bol rahā hai

main hun raat ka ek baja hai

KHali rasta bol raha hai

maiñ is jānib us jānib

biich meñ patthar dariyā thā

main is jaanib tu us jaanib

bich mein patthar ka dariya tha

maiñ sote sote ka.ī baar chauñk chauñk paḌā

tamām raat tire pahluoñ se aañch aa.ī

main sote sote kai bar chaunk chaunk paDa

tamam raat tere pahluon se aanch aai

maiñ to biite dinoñ khoj meñ huuñ

kahāñ tak chalegā mere saath

main to bite dinon ki khoj mein hun

tu kahan tak chalega mere sath

muddat se koī aayā na gayā sunsān paḌī hai ghar fazā

in ḳhālī kamroñ meñ 'nāsir' ab sham.a jalā.ūñ kis ke liye

muddat se koi aaya na gaya sunsan paDi hai ghar ki faza

in KHali kamron mein 'nasir' ab shama jalaun kis ke liye

mujhe to ḳhair vatan chhoḌ kar amaañ na milī

vatan bhī mujh se ġharīb-ul-vatan ko tarsegā

mujhe to KHair watan chhoD kar aman na mili

watan bhi mujh se gharib-ul-watan ko tarsega

mujhe ye Dar hai tirī aarzū na miT jaa.e

bahut dinoñ se tabī.at mirī udaas nahīñ

mujhe ye Dar hai teri aarzu na miT jae

bahut dinon se tabiat meri udas nahin

na ab vo yādoñ chaḌhtā dariyā na fursatoñ udaas barkhā

yūñhī zarā kasak hai dil meñ jo zaḳhm gahrā thā bhar gayā vo

na ab wo yaadon ka chaDhta dariya na fursaton ki udas barkha

yunhi zara si kasak hai dil mein jo zaKHm gahra tha bhar gaya wo

na milā kar udaas logoñ se

husn terā bikhar na jaa.e kahīñ

na mila kar udas logon se

husn tera bikhar na jae kahin

na.e kapḌe badal kar jā.ūñ kahāñ aur baal banā.ūñ kis ke liye

vo shaḳhs to shahr chhoḌ gayā maiñ bāhar jā.ūñ kis ke liye

nae kapDe badal kar jaun kahan aur baal banaun kis ke liye

wo shaKHs to shahr hi chhoD gaya main bahar jaun kis ke liye

na.ī duniyā ke hañgāmoñ meñ 'nāsir'

dabī jaatī haiñ āvāzeñ purānī

nai duniya ke hangamon mein 'nasir'

dabi jati hain aawazen purani

niiñd aatī nahīñ to subah talak

gard-e-mahtāb safar dekho

nind aati nahin to subah talak

gard-e-mahtab ka safar dekho

niyyat-e-shauq bhar na jaa.e kahīñ

bhī dil se utar na jaa.e kahīñ

niyyat-e-shauq bhar na jae kahin

tu bhi dil se utar na jae kahin

o mere masrūf ḳhudā

apnī duniyā dekh zarā

o mere masruf KHuda

apni duniya dekh zara

pahāḌoñ se chalī phir koī āñdhī

uḌe jaate haiñ aurāq-e-ḳhizānī

pahaDon se chali phir koi aandhi

uDe jate hain auraq-e-KHizani

raat kitnī guzar ga.ī lekin

itnī himmat nahīñ ki ghar jaa.eñ

raat kitni guzar gai lekin

itni himmat nahin ki ghar jaen

rah-navard-e-bayābān-e-ġham sabr kar sabr kar

kārvāñ phir mileñge baham sabr kar sabr kar

rah-naward-e-bayaban-e-gham sabr kar sabr kar

karwan phir milenge baham sabr kar sabr kar

saarā din tapte sūraj garmī meñ jalte rahe

ThanDī ThanDī havā phir chalī so raho so raho

sara din tapte suraj ki garmi mein jalte rahe

ThanDi ThanDi hawa phir chali so raho so raho

shor barpā hai ḳhāna-e-dil meñ

koī dīvār girī hai abhī

shor barpa hai KHana-e-dil mein

koi diwar si giri hai abhi

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