Top 10 couplets of Khwaja Meer Dard

Sufi poet, contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir, known for his deep knowledge of Indian music.

sair kar duniyā ġhāfil zindagānī phir kahāñ

zindagī gar kuchh rahī to ye javānī phir kahāñ

sair kar duniya ki ghafil zindagani phir kahan

zindagi gar kuchh rahi to ye jawani phir kahan

Khwaja Meer Dard

tar-dāmanī pe shaiḳh hamārī na jā.iyo

dāman nichoḌ deñ to farishte vazū kareñ

do not be deceived by it damp disposition

if I wring my cloak, angels will do ablution

tar-damani pe shaiKH hamari na jaiyo

daman nichoD den to farishte wazu karen

do not be deceived by it damp disposition

if I wring my cloak, angels will do ablution

Khwaja Meer Dard

zindagī hai koī tūfān hai!

ham to is jiine ke hāthoñ mar chale

zindagi hai ya koi tufan hai!

hum to is jine ke hathon mar chale

Khwaja Meer Dard

nahīñ shikva mujhe kuchh bevafā.ī tirī hargiz

gilā tab ho agar ne kisī se bhī nibhā.ī ho

nahin shikwa mujhe kuchh bewafai ka teri hargiz

gila tab ho agar tu ne kisi se bhi nibhai ho

Khwaja Meer Dard

maiñ jaatā huuñ dil ko tire paas chhoḌe

mirī yaad tujh ko dilātā rahegā

main jata hun dil ko tere pas chhoDe

meri yaad tujh ko dilata rahega

Khwaja Meer Dard

kabhū ronā kabhū hañsnā kabhū hairān ho jaanā

mohabbat kyā bhale-chañge ko dīvāna banātī hai

laughing, crying and at times spouting inanity

passion does render a wise person to insanity

kabhu rona kabhu hansna kabhu hairan ho jaana

mohabbat kya bhale-change ko diwana banati hai

laughing, crying and at times spouting inanity

passion does render a wise person to insanity

Khwaja Meer Dard

jag meñ aa kar idhar udhar dekhā

aayā nazar jidhar dekhā

jag mein aa kar idhar udhar dekha

tu hi aaya nazar jidhar dekha

Khwaja Meer Dard

arz-o-samā kahāñ tirī vus.at ko sake

merā dil hai vo ki jahāñ samā sake

arz-o-sama kahan teri wusat ko pa sake

mera hi dil hai wo ki jahan tu sama sake

Khwaja Meer Dard

dard-e-dil ke vāste paidā kiyā insān ko

varna taa.at ke liye kuchh kam na the karr-o-bayāñ

dard-e-dil ke waste paida kiya insan ko

warna taat ke liye kuchh kam na the karr-o-bayan

Khwaja Meer Dard

sāqiyā! yaañ lag rahā hai chal-chalāv

jab talak bas chal sake sāġhar chale

saqiya! yan lag raha hai chal-chalaw

jab talak bas chal sake saghar chale

Khwaja Meer Dard