man

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pahli bar mein kab takiye par
sar ko rakh kar soi thi
un ke badan ko dhunda tha aur roi thi
do hathon ne bhinch liya tha
garm aaghosh ki rahat mein
kaisi gahri nind mujhe tab aai thi
kab dur hui thi pahli bar
apne pairon par chal kar
bistar se alag phir ghar se alag
ek lambe safar par nikli thi
apni ungli ko thame
dhire dhire dur hui kab
naram badan ki garmi se
us mithi nind ki rahat se
ab sochti hun aur roti hun

zaKHmi ungliyon se ek nazm

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wo ladki kisi aur basti ki
rahne wali thi jo patthar pe
phul ugane ki khwahish mein
ungliyan zakhmi kar baithi
suna hai us ki basti mein
phul aur mohabbat jiwan ka lazmi hissa the
wahan lafzon mein phul khilte the
aur aankhon se mohabbat ki kirnen
phutti thin
jo koi us basti mein aata
chand achchhe lafzon ke badle
dheron mohabbat le jata
ek din us basti mein ek jadu-gar aaya
aur us ne aisa mantar phunka ki sari basti patthar ho gai
ladki jo kahin bahar gai thi wapas aai to
us ki duniya badal chuki thi
us din se wo ladki
jahan kahin bhi patthar dekhti hai
unhen phul banane ki koshish mein
zakhmi ho jati hai

wo ek lamha

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bit gae hain kitne din
jab tum ne ye mujh se kaha tha
tum mujh ko achchhi lagti ho
aur mere hathon par tum ne
ek wo lamha chhod diya tha
wo lamha jo an-dekhi zanjir ki surat
ruh se lipta dil mein utra
khun mein tair gaya
aaj usi lamhe ko thame
khadi hui hun sidhi par

nazm

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al-aman
taziyane gunahgar hathon mein hain be-gunahon ki khair
wo jo qazi adalat gawah o sanad ilm-o-danish aur tahrir se munsalik ek riwayat ki tahzib thi
wo kahin kho gai
ek lamba safar ruk gaya
kis liye ruk gaya
al-hazar
al-hazar! ye darinda-sifat nim wahshi mubtala-e-junun taziyane liye
tazyanon ki zad mein tadapta badan khun ugalta badan
kaisi kuchli hui khwahishon wahshiyana hawas-kariyon ka nishana bana
kis jibillat ki taskin ka saman hua
al-madad al-madad ai khuda!
taziyane gunahgar hathon mein hain
be-gunahon ki khair!

meri beTi chalna sikh gai

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meri beti ungli chhod ke
chalna sikh gai
sang-e-mil pe hindison ki pahchan se aage
aate jate raston ke har nam se aage
padhna sikh gai
jalti bujhti raushniyon aur rangon ki tartib
safar ki samton aur gadi ke pahiyon mein
uljhi rahon par
aage badhna sikh gai
meri beti duniya ke naqshe mein
apni marzi ke
rangon ko bharna sikh gai

mausam ki pahli barish

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ek jhonke ne purwa ke chheda unhen
ped raqsan rahe raat bhar
bhigi mitti ki khushbu ubharti rahi
karwan baadalon ka thahar sa gaya
girti bundon ne jadu kuchh aisa kiya
har tasawwur haqiqat mein dhalne laga
main bhi raqsan rahi raat bhar
un hi pedon ke sang
tu kahin pas tha