yun to is jalwa-gah-e-husn mein kya kya dekha

yun to is jalwa-gah-e-husn mein kya kya dekha
jab tujhe dekh chuke koi na tujh sa dekha
jab teri dhun mein kahin lala-e-sahra dekha
hum ye samjhe ki tera naqsh-e-kaf-e-pa dekha
tare tute to faza mein teri aahat gunji
chand nikla to tera chehra-e-zeba dekha
shahr-e-aghyar sahi itni khushi kya kam hai
hum ne dekha tujhe aur anjuman-ara dekha
hum ko thukra ke kuchh aise tere tewar badle
jab sar-e-bazm bhi dekha tujhe tanha dekha
hum to samjhe the qayamat hai firaq-e-mahbub
tujh se mil kar bhi magar hashr hi barpa dekha
subh jab dhup ke chashme se naha kar nikli
hum ne aaina badal tera sarapa dekha
bijliyan ab to tere abr-e-karam ki barsen
umr-bhar apne sulagte ka tamasha dekha
hum jo bhatke bhi to kis shan-e-wafa se bhatke
hum ne har laghzish-e-pa mein tera ima dekha
hum ba-in tira-nasibi na bane tira-nazar
hum ne har raat ki chitwan mein sitara dekha
teri qudrat ki siyasat na samajh mein aai
haram-o-dair ko har daur mein yakja dekha
aankh kholi to jahan kan-e-jawahar tha 'nadim'
hath phailae to har chiz ko anqa dekha

wo jo ek umr se masruf ibaadat mein the

wo jo ek umr se masruf ibaadat mein the
aankh kholi to abhi arsa-e-zulmat mein the
sirf aafat na thin zat-e-ilahi ka subut
phul bhi dasht mein the hashr bhi jazbaat mein the
na ye taqdir ka likha tha na mansha-e-khuda
hadse mujh pe jo guzre mere haalat mein the
main ne ki hadd-e-nazar par to ye raaz khula
aasman the to faqat mere khayalat mein the
mere dil par to girin aable ban kar bunden
kaun si yaad ke sahra the jo barsat mein the
is sabab se bhi to main qabil-e-nafrat thahra
jitne jauhar the mohabbat ke meri zat mein the
sirf shaitan hi na tha munkir-e-takrim 'nadim'
arsh par jitne farishte the meri ghat mein the

shab-e-firaq ko jab muzhda-e-sahar aaya

shab-e-firaq ko jab muzhda-e-sahar aaya
to ek zamana tera muntazir nazar aaya
tamam-umr ki sahra-nawardiyon ke baad
tera maqam sar-e-gard-e-rahguzar aaya
ye kaun aabla-pa is taraf se guzra hai
nuqush-e-pa mein jo phulon ke rang bhar aaya
kise majal ki nazzara-e-jamal kare
is anjuman mein jo aaya ba-chashm-e-tar aaya
teri talab ke ghane jangalon mein aag lagi
mere khayal mein jab wahm-e-rahguzar aaya
simat gaya meri bahon mein jab wo paikar-e-rang
to is ka rang mujhe dur tak nazar aaya
is aarizon mein ki zid kibriya ki puri ho
'nadim' khak pe aflak se utar aaya

qarar-e-jaan bhi tumhi iztirab-e-jaan bhi tumhi

qarar-e-jaan bhi tumhi iztirab-e-jaan bhi tumhi
mera yaqin bhi tumhi ho mera guman bhi tumhi
tumhaari jaan hai nikhat tumhaara jism bahaar
meri ghazal bhi tumhi meri dastan bhi tumhi
ye kya tilism hai dariya mein ban ke aks-e-qamar
ruke hue bhi tumhi ho rawan-dawan bhi tumhi
khuda ka shukr mera rasta muayyan hai
ki karwan bhi tumhi mir-e-karwan bhi tumhi
tumhi ho jis se mili mujh ko shan-e-istighna
ki mera gham bhi tumhi gham ke raaz-dan bhi tumhi
nihan ho zehn mein wijdan ka dhuan ban kar
ufuq pe manzil-e-idrak ka nishan bhi tumhi
tamam husn-e-amal hon tamam husn-e-bayan
ki mera dil bhi tumhi ho meri zaban bhi tumhi

meri mahdud basarat ka natija nikla

meri mahdud basarat ka natija nikla
aasman mere tasawwur se bhi halka nikla
roz-e-awwal se hai fitrat ka raqib aadam-zad
dhup nikli to mere jism se saya nikla
sar-e-dariya tha charaghan ki ajal raqs mein thi
bulbula jab koi tuta to sharara nikla
baat jab thi ki sar-e-sham farozan hota
raat jab khatm hui subh ka tara nikla
muddaton baad jo roya hun to ye sochta hun
aaj to sina-e-sahra se bhi dariya nikla
kuchh na tha kuchh bhi na tha jab mere aasar khude
ek dil tha so kai jagah se tuta nikla
log shahpara-e-yak-jai jise samjhe the
apni khalwat se jo nikla to bikharta nikla
mera isar mere zoam mein be-ajr na tha
aur main apni adalat mein bhi jhuta nikla
main to samjha tha bahut sard hai zahid ka mizaj
us ke andar to qayamat ka tamasha nikla
wahi be-ant khala hai wahi be-samt safar
mera ghar mere liye aalam-e-baala nikla
zindagi ret ke zarraat ki ginti thi 'nadim'
kya sitam hai ki adam bhi wahi sahra nikla

mera ghurur tujhe kho ke haar man gaya

mera ghurur tujhe kho ke haar man gaya
main chot kha ke magar apni qadr jaan gaya
kahin ufuq na mila meri dasht-gardi ko
main teri dhun mein bhari kaenat chhan gaya
khuda ke baad to be-intiha andhera hai
teri talab mein kahan tak na mera dhyan gaya
jabin pe bal bhi na aata ganwa ke donon-jahan
jo tu chhina to main apni shikast man gaya
badalte rang the teri umang ke ghammaz
tu mujh se bichhda to main tera raaz jaan gaya
khud apne aap se main shikwa-sanj aaj bhi hun
'nadim' yun to mujhe ek jahan man gaya