Top 10 couplets of Baqi Siddiqui

One of the most prominent modern poets of Pakistan

tum zamāne raah se aa.e

varna sīdhā thā rāsta dil

tum zamane ki rah se aae

warna sidha tha rasta dil ka

Baqi Siddiqui

kashtiyāñ TuuT ga.ī haiñ saarī

ab liye phirtā hai dariyā ham ko

kashtiyan TuT gai hain sari

ab liye phirta hai dariya hum ko

Baqi Siddiqui

'bāqī' jo chup rahoge to uTTheñgī uñgliyāñ

hai bolnā bhī rasm-e-jahāñ bolte raho

'baqi' jo chup rahoge to uTThengi ungliyan

hai bolna bhi rasm-e-jahan bolte raho

Baqi Siddiqui

har na.e hādse pe hairānī

pahle hotī thī ab nahīñ hotī

har nae hadse pe hairani

pahle hoti thi ab nahin hoti

Baqi Siddiqui

zindagī bisāt par 'bāqī'

maut ek chaal haiñ ham log

zindagi ki bisat par 'baqi'

maut ki ek chaal hain hum log

Baqi Siddiqui

ek pal meñ vahāñ se ham uTThe

baiThne meñ jahāñ zamāne lage

ek pal mein wahan se hum uTThe

baiThne mein jahan zamane lage

Baqi Siddiqui

rahne do ki ab tum bhī mujhe paḌh na sakoge

barsāt meñ kāġhaz tarah bhiig gayā huuñ

rahne do ki ab tum bhi mujhe paDh na sakoge

barsat mein kaghaz ki tarah bhig gaya hun

Baqi Siddiqui

vaqt ke paas haiñ kuchh tasvīreñ

koī Duubā hai ki ubhrā dekho

waqt ke pas hain kuchh taswiren

koi Duba hai ki ubhra dekho

Baqi Siddiqui

ham ki sho.ala bhī haiñ aur shabnam bhī

ne kis rañg meñ dekhā ham ko

hum ki shoala bhi hain aur shabnam bhi

tu ne kis rang mein dekha hum ko

Baqi Siddiqui

ḳhud-farebī ḳhud-farebī hai

paas ke Dhol bhī suhāne lage

KHud-farebi si KHud-farebi hai

pas ke Dhol bhi suhane lage

Baqi Siddiqui