Top 10 couplets of Yagana Changezi

One of most inspiring pre-modern poets who laid foundations for modern ghazal. Known for his sustained denunciation of Mirza Ghalib and contemporary poetry in Lucknow.

gunāh gin ke maiñ kyuuñ apne dil ko chhoTā karūñ

sunā hai tere karam koī hisāb nahīñ

gunah gin ke main kyun apne dil ko chhoTa karun

suna hai tere karam ka koi hisab nahin

Yagana Changezi

dard ho to davā bhī mumkin hai

vahm kyā davā kare koī

dard ho to dawa bhi mumkin hai

wahm ki kya dawa kare koi

Yagana Changezi

maut māñgī thī ḳhudā.ī to nahīñ māñgī thī

le duā kar chuke ab tark-e-duā karte haiñ

maut mangi thi KHudai to nahin mangi thi

le dua kar chuke ab tark-e-dua karte hain

Yagana Changezi

ḳhudī nashsha chaḌhā aap meñ rahā na gayā

ḳhudā bane the 'yagānā' magar banā na gayā

KHudi ka nashsha chaDha aap mein raha na gaya

KHuda bane the 'yagana' magar bana na gaya

Yagana Changezi

sab tire sivā kāfir āḳhir is matlab kyā

sar phirā de insāñ aisā ḳhabt-e-maz.hab kyā

sab tere siwa kafir aaKHir is ka matlab kya

sar phira de insan ka aisa KHabt-e-mazhab kya

Yagana Changezi

pahāḌ kāTne vaale zamīñ se haar ga.e

isī zamīn meñ dariyā samā.e haiñ kyā kyā

pahaD kaTne wale zamin se haar gae

isi zamin mein dariya samae hain kya kya

Yagana Changezi

na diin ke hue mohsin ham aur na duniyā ke

butoñ se ham na mile aur hameñ ḳhudā na milā

na din ke hue mohsin hum aur na duniya ke

buton se hum na mile aur hamein KHuda na mila

Yagana Changezi

mujhe ai nāḳhudā āḳhir kisī ko muñh dikhānā hai

bahāna kar ke tanhā paar utar jaanā nahīñ aatā

mujhe ai naKHuda aaKHir kisi ko munh dikhana hai

bahana kar ke tanha par utar jaana nahin aata

Yagana Changezi

duniyā se 'yās' jaane ko chāhtā nahīñ

allāh re husn gulshan-e-nā-pā.edār

duniya se 'yas' jaane ko ji chahta nahin

allah re husn gulshan-e-na-paedar ka

Yagana Changezi

'yās' is charḳh-e-zamāna-sāz kyā e'tibār

mehrbāñ hai aaj kal nā-mehrbāñ ho jā.egā

'yas' is charKH-e-zamana-saz ka kya e'tibar

mehrban hai aaj kal na-mehrban ho jaega

Yagana Changezi