Tipu ki aawaz

go raat ki jabin se siyahi na dhul saki
lekin mera charagh barabar jala kiya
jis se dilon mein ab bhi hararat ki hai numud
barson meri lahad se wo shoala utha kiya
phika hai jis ke samne aks-e-jamal-e-yar
azm-e-jawan ko main ne wo ghaza ata kiya
mere lahu ki bund mein ghaltan thin bijliyan
khak-e-dakan ko main ne sharar-ashna kiya
sahil ki aankh mein magar aai na kuchh kami
dariya mein lakh lakh talatum hua kiya
khwab-e-giran se ghunchon ki aankhen na khul sakin
go shakh-e-gul se naghma barabar utha kiya
ye bazm aisi soi ki jagi na aaj tak
fitrat ka karwan hai ki aage badha kiya
mara hua hun go khalish-e-intizar ka
mushtaq aaj bhi hun payam-e-bahaar ka

Tipu ki aawaz

go raat ki jabin se siyahi na dhul saki
lekin mera charagh barabar jala kiya
jis se dilon mein ab bhi hararat ki hai numud
barson meri lahad se wo shoala utha kiya
phika hai jis ke samne aks-e-jamal-e-yar
azm-e-jawan ko main ne wo ghaza ata kya
mere lahu ki bund mein raqsan thin bijliyan
khak-e-dakan ko main ne sharar aashna kiya
jis ko bhula saken na kabhi shaikh-o-barahman
hindostan ko wo fasana ata kiya
sahil ki aankh mein magar aai na kuchh nami
dariya mein lakh lakh talatum hua kiya
khwab-e-giran se ghunchon ki aankhen na khil sakin
ek shakh-e-gul se naghma barabar utha kiya
ye bazm aisi soi ki jagi na aaj tak
fitrat ka karwan hai ki aage badha kiya
mara hua hun go khalish-e-intizar ka
mushtaq aaj bhi hun payam-e-bahaar ka

KHushk kheti hai magar usko hari kahte hain

khushk kheti hai magar us ko hari kahte hain
kam-nigahi ko bhi wo dida-wari kahte hain
fikr-e-raushan ko wo shorida-sari kahte hain
yani suraj ko charagh-e-sahari kahte hain
jo tere dar se utha phir wo kahin ka na raha
us ki qismat mein rahi dar-badri kahte hain
kitni be-rahm hai fitrat unhen malum nahin
jo use kargah-e-shishagari kahte hain
husn ke bab mein 'akbar' ki sanad kafi hai
hum bhi har ek but-e-kamsin ko pari kahte hain
ruh-e-sayyad pe khuda jaane guzar jaegi kya
aam ali-gadh mein hui kam-nazari kahte hain

hamare hath mein jab koi jam aaya hai

hamare hath mein jab koi jam aaya hai
to lab pe kitne hi pyason ka nam aaya hai
kahan ka nur yahan raat ho gai gahri
mera charagh andheron ke kaam aaya hai
ye kya ghazab hai jo kal tak sitam-rasida the
sitamgaron mein ab un ka bhi nam aaya hai
tamam umr kati us ki justuju karte
bade dinon mein ye tarz-e-kalam aaya hai
badhun to rakh banun mud chalun to pathra jaun
safar mein shauq ke nazuk maqam aaya hai
khabar bhi hai mere gulshan ke lala o gul ko
mera lahu bhi bahaaron ke kaam aaya hai
wo sar-phire jo nigah-dari-e-junun mein rahe
'surur' un mein hamara bhi nam aaya hai