aamin

raat ke aakhiri hisse ki siyahi gahri
hath ko hath sujhai nahin deta phir bhi
khwab mein lipte hue andeshe
nind ke ghaar mein jagi aankhen
gahri gahrai mein dhire se utarta pani
sahma sahma hua darta pani
pani yakh-basta wazu ka pani
aur khushbu ke musalle pe koi sar-ba-sujud
khud-kalami ki ghadi
kapkapate hue honton pe thirakta hua nam
ek ek lamhe ki aankhon mein nami
hath uthte hain khalaon mein dua daman-gir
arsh ke niche se chalte hain hawa ke jhonke
aasmanon mein ayan haibat-e-subh-e-kazib
nur ki pahli kiran phute ufuq se -amin

aashiq the shahr mein jo purane sharab ke

aashiq the shahr mein jo purane sharab ke
hain un ke dil mein waswase ab ehtisab ke
wo jo tumhaare hath se aa kar nikal gaya
hum bhi qatil hain usi khana-kharab ke
phulon ki sej par zara aaram kya kiya
us gul-badan pe naqsh uth aae gulab ke
soe to dil mein ek jahan jagne laga
jage to apni aankh mein jale the khwab ke
bas tishnagi ki aankh se dekha karo unhen
dariya rawan-dawan hain chamakte sarab ke
okada itni dur na hota to ek din
bhar late sans sans mein gul aaftab ke
kis tarah jama kijiye ab apne aap ko
kaghaz bikhar rahe hain purani kitab ke

ab TuTne hi wala hai tanhai ka hisar

ab tutne hi wala hai tanhai ka hisar
ek shakhs chikhta hai samundar ke aar-par
aankhon se rah nikli hai tahtush-shuur tak
rag rag mein rengta hai sulagta hua khumar
girte rahe nujum andhere ki zulf se
shab bhar rahin khamoshiyan sayon se ham-kanar
diwar o dar pe khushbu ke haale bikhar gae
tanhai ke farishton ne chumi qaba-e-yar
kab tak pade rahoge hawaon ke hath mein
kab tak chalega khokhle shabdon ka karobar

ainak ke shishe par

ainak ke shishe par sarakti chyunti
aage ke panw upar hawa mein utha kar
pichhle panw par khadi
hinhinati hai ghode ki tarah
ainak ke niche dabe akhbar mein
do hawai jahaz takra jate hain
musafiron se ladi ek kashti ulat jati hai
ek bas khai mein gir padti hai
panch budhe faqir sardi se mar jate hain
koila-kan mein pani bhar jata hai
radio pukarta hai pachchis paise mein tin
ainak ka shisha saf karti chyunti
aahista se aage badh jati hai