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Parveen Shakir

1952 - 1994 | Karachi, Pakistan

One of the most popular woman poets who gave expression to feelings and experiences specific to women.

One of the most popular woman poets who gave expression to feelings and experiences specific to women.

husn ke samajhne ko umr chāhiye jānāñ

do ghaḌī chāhat meñ laḌkiyāñ nahīñ khultīñ

husn ke samajhne ko umr chahiye jaanan

do ghaDi ki chahat mein laDkiyan nahin khultin

maiñ sach kahūñgī magar phir bhī haar jā.ūñgī

vo jhuuT bolegā aur lā-javāb kar degā

main sach kahungi magar phir bhi haar jaungi

wo jhuT bolega aur la-jawab kar dega

vo to ḳhush-bū hai havāoñ meñ bikhar jā.egā

mas.ala phuul hai phuul kidhar jā.egā

wo to KHush-bu hai hawaon mein bikhar jaega

masala phul ka hai phul kidhar jaega

chalne hausla nahīñ ruknā muhāl kar diyā

ishq ke is safar ne to mujh ko niDhāl kar diyā

chalne ka hausla nahin rukna muhaal kar diya

ishq ke is safar ne to mujh ko niDhaal kar diya

ab to is raah se vo shaḳhs guzartā bhī nahīñ

ab kis ummīd pe darvāze se jhāñke koī

ab to is rah se wo shaKHs guzarta bhi nahin

ab kis ummid pe darwaze se jhanke koi

kaise kah duuñ ki mujhe chhoḌ diyā hai us ne

baat to sach hai magar baat hai rusvā.ī

How can I say that I have been deserted by my beau

Its true but this will cause me to be shamed for evermore

kaise kah dun ki mujhe chhoD diya hai us ne

baat to sach hai magar baat hai ruswai ki

How can I say that I have been deserted by my beau

Its true but this will cause me to be shamed for evermore

ham to samjhe the ki ik zaḳhm hai bhar jā.egā

kyā ḳhabar thī ki rag-e-jāñ meñ utar jā.egā

hum to samjhe the ki ek zaKHm hai bhar jaega

kya KHabar thi ki rag-e-jaan mein utar jaega

yuuñ bichhaḌnā bhī bahut āsāñ na thā us se magar

jaate jaate us vo muḌ kar dobāra dekhnā

yun bichhaDna bhi bahut aasan na tha us se magar

jate jate us ka wo muD kar dobara dekhna

kamāl-e-zabt ko ḳhud bhī to āzmā.ūñgī

maiñ apne haath se us dulhan sajā.ūñgī

kamal-e-zabt ko KHud bhi to aazmaungi

main apne hath se us ki dulhan sajaungi

bas ye huā ki us ne takalluf se baat

aur ham ne rote rote dupaTTe bhigo liye

bas ye hua ki us ne takalluf se baat ki

aur hum ne rote rote dupaTTe bhigo liye

apne qātil zehānat se pareshān huuñ maiñ

roz ik maut na.e tarz ījād kare

apne qatil ki zehanat se pareshan hun main

roz ek maut nae tarz ki ijad kare

laḌkiyoñ ke dukh ajab hote haiñ sukh us se ajiib

hañs rahī haiñ aur kājal bhīgtā hai saath saath

laDkiyon ke dukh ajab hote hain sukh us se ajib

hans rahi hain aur kajal bhigta hai sath sath

paas jab tak vo rahe dard thamā rahtā hai

phailtā jaatā hai phir aañkh ke kājal tarah

pas jab tak wo rahe dard thama rahta hai

phailta jata hai phir aankh ke kajal ki tarah

jugnū ko din ke vaqt parakhne zid kareñ

bachche hamāre ahd ke chālāk ho ga.e

jugnu ko din ke waqt parakhne ki zid karen

bachche hamare ahd ke chaalak ho gae

kāñToñ meñ ghire phuul ko chuum aa.egī lekin

titlī ke paroñ ko kabhī chhilte nahīñ dekhā

kanTon mein ghire phul ko chum aaegi lekin

titli ke paron ko kabhi chhilte nahin dekha

badaltā hai to be-sāḳhta merī āñkheñ

apne hāthoñ lakīroñ se ulajh jaatī haiñ

tu badalta hai to be-saKHta meri aankhen

apne hathon ki lakiron se ulajh jati hain

kū-ba-kū phail ga.ī baat shanāsā.ī

us ne ḳhushbū tarah merī pazīrā.ī

The news of our affinity has spread to every door

He welcomed me like fragrance which he did adore

ku-ba-ku phail gai baat shanasai ki

us ne KHushbu ki tarah meri pazirai ki

The news of our affinity has spread to every door

He welcomed me like fragrance which he did adore

apnī rusvā.ī tire naam charchā dekhūñ

ik zarā sher kahūñ aur maiñ kyā kyā dekhūñ

apni ruswai tere nam ka charcha dekhun

ek zara sher kahun aur main kya kya dekhun

us ne jaltī huī peshānī pe jab haath rakhā

ruuh tak aa ga.ī tāsīr masīhā.ī

us ne jalti hui peshani pe jab hath rakha

ruh tak aa gai tasir masihai ki

kyā kare merī masīhā.ī bhī karne vaalā

zaḳhm ye mujhe lagtā nahīñ bharne vaalā

kya kare meri masihai bhi karne wala

zaKHm hi ye mujhe lagta nahin bharne wala

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