Sher on Tevar

Lovers are easily identified

by the attitude they have towards their beloveds. What is love if the lover’s countenance remains blank, or least expressive? It should be interesting to explore what brings a certain gesture, or mood, or visage to a lover. Here are some verses that bring you closer to how poets represent the expressions of lovers and what they really stand for.

ham ne dekhā hai zamāne badalnā lekin

un ke badle hue tevar nahīñ dekhe jaate

hum ne dekha hai zamane ka badalna lekin

un ke badle hue tewar nahin dekhe jate

Ali Ahmad Jalili

is qadar aap ke badle hue tevar haiñ ki maiñ

apnī chiiz uThāte hue Dar jaatā huuñ

is qadar aap ke badle hue tewar hain ki main

apni hi chiz uThate hue Dar jata hun

Ahmad Kamal Parwazi

Jashn-e-Rekhta | 2-3-4 December 2022 - Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Near India Gate, New Delhi

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