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Yaqoob Yawar

1952 | Banaras, India

pahāḌ jaisī azmatoñ dāḳhila thā shahr meñ

ki log āgahī ishtihār le ke chal diye

pahaD jaisi azmaton ka daKHila tha shahr mein

ki log aagahi ka ishtihaar le ke chal diye

lahū mahkā to saarā shahr pāgal ho gayā hai

maiñ kis saf se uThūñ kis ke liye ḳhanjar nikālūñ

lahu mahka to sara shahr pagal ho gaya hai

main kis saf se uThun kis ke liye KHanjar nikalun

lā-makāñ meñ rahe aur maiñ makāñ meñ asiir

ye kyā ki mujh pe itā.at tirī harām huī

tu la-makan mein rahe aur main makan mein asir

ye kya ki mujh pe itaat teri haram hui

shahr-e-suḳhan ajiib ho gayā hai

nāqid yahāñ adiib ho gayā hai

shahr-e-suKHan ajib ho gaya hai

naqid yahan adib ho gaya hai

aaj bhī zaḳhm khilte haiñ sar-e-shāḳh-e-nihāl

naḳhl-e-ḳhvāhish pe vahī be-samarī rahnā thī

aaj bhi zaKHm hi khilte hain sar-e-shaKH-e-nihaal

naKHl-e-KHwahish pe wahi be-samari rahna thi

agar vo aaj raat hadd-e-iltifāt toḌ de

kabhī phir us se pyaar ḳhayāl bhī na aa.egā

agar wo aaj raat hadd-e-iltifat toD de

kabhi phir us se pyar ka KHayal bhi na aaega