chand ke tamannai

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shahr-e-dil ki galiyon mein
sham se bhatakte hain
chand ke tamannai
be-qarar saudai
dil-gudaz tariki
ruh-o-jaan ko dasti hai
ruh-o-jaan mein basti hai
shahr-e-dil ki galiyon mein
tak shab ki belon par
shabnamin sarishkon ki
be-qarar logon ne
be-shumar logon ne
yaadgar chhodi hai
itni baat thodi hai
sad hazar baaten thin
hila-e-shakebai
suraton ki zebai
qamaton ki ranai
in siyah raaton mein
ek bhi na yaad aai
ja-ba-ja bhatakte hain
kis ki rah takte hain
chand ke tamannai
ye nagar kabhi pahle
is qadar na viran tha
kahne wale kahte hain
qarya-e-nigaran tha
khair apne jine ka
ye bhi ek saman tha
aaj dil mein virani
abr ban ke ghir aai
aaj dil ko kya kahiye
ba-wafa na harjai
phir bhi log diwane
aa gae hain samjhane
apni wahshat-e-dil ke
bun liye hain afsane
khush-khayal duniya ne
garmiyan to jati hain
wo ruten bhi aatin hain
jab malul raaton mein
doston ki baaton mein
ji na chain paega
aur ub jaega
aahaton se gunjegi
shahr-e-dil ki pahnai
aur chand raaton mein
chandni ke shaidai
har bahane niklenge
aazmane niklenge
aarzu ki gahrai
dhundne ko ruswai
sard sard raaton ko
zard chand bakhshega
be-hisab tanhai
be-hijab tanhai
shahr-e-dil ki galiyon mein

ye sarae hai

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ye sarae hai yahan kis ka thikana dhundo
yan to aate hain musafir so chale jate hain
han yahi nam tha kuchh aisa hi chehra-mohra
yaad padta hai ki aaya tha musafir koi
sune aangan mein phira karta tha tanha tanha
kitni gahri thi nigahon ki udasi us ki
log kahte the ki hoga koi aaseb-zada
hum ne aisi bhi koi baat na dekhi us mein
ye bhi himmat na hui pas bitha ke puchhen
dil ye kahta tha koi dard ka mara hoga
laut aaya hai jo aawaz na us ki pai
jaane kis dar pe kise ja ke pukara hoga
yan to har roz ki baaten hain ye jiten maten
ye bhi chahat ke kisi khel mein haara hoga
ek taswir kuchh aap se milti julti
ek tahrir thi par us ka to qissa chhoden
chand ghazlen thin ki likkhen kabhi likh kar katen
sher achchhe the jo sun lo to kaleja thamo
bas yahi mal musafir ka tha hum ne dekha
jaane kis rah mein kis shakhs ne luta us ko
guzra karte hain sulagte hue baqi ayyam
log jab aag lagate hain bujhate bhi bhi nahin
ajnabi pit ke maron se kasi ko kya kaam
bastiyon wale kabhi naz uthate bhi nahin
chhin lete hain kisi shakhs ke ji ka aaram
phir bulate bhi nahin pas bithate bhi nahin
ek din subh jo dekha to sarae mein na tha
jaane kis des gaya hai wo diwana dhundo!!
hum se puchho to na aaega wo jaane wala
tum to nahaq ko bhatakne ka bahana dhundo
yan to aaya jo musafir yun hi shab-bhar thahra
ye sarae hai yahan kis ka thikana dhundo

ye kaun aaya

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'insha'-ji ye kaun aaya kis des ka basi hai
honton pe tabassum hai aankhon mein udasi hai
khwabon ke gulistan ki khush-bu-e-dil-ara hai
ya subh-e-tamanna ke mathe ka sitara hai
tarsi hui nazron ko ab aur na tarsa re
ai husn ke saudagar ai rup ke banjare
ramna dil-e-'insha' ka ab tera thikana ho
ab koi bhi surat ho ab koi bahana ho
khakistar-e-dil ko hai phir shola-ba-jaan hona
hairat ka jahan hona hasrat ka nishan hona
ai shakhs jo tu aakar yun dil mein samaya hai
tu dard ki darman hai to dhup ki saya hai?
nainan tere jadu hain gesu tere khushbu hain
baaten kisi jangal mein bhatka hua aahu hain
maqsud-e-wafa sun le kya saf hai sada hai
jine ki tamanna hai marne ka irada hai

ye bachcha kis ka bachcha hai

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1
ye bachcha kaisa bachcha hai
ye bachcha kala kala sa
ye kala sa matiyala sa
ye bachcha bhuka bhuka sa
ye bachcha sukha sukha sa
ye bachcha kis ka bachcha hai
ye bachcha kaisa bachcha hai
jo ret pe tanha baitha hai
na is ke pet mein roti hai
na is ke tan par kapda hai
na is ke sar par topi hai
na is ke pair mein juta hai
na is ke pas khilaunon mein
koi bhaalu hai, koi ghoda hai
na is ka ji bahlane ko
koi lori hai, koi jhula hai
na is ki jeb mein dhela hai
na is ke hath mein paisa hai
na is ke ammi abbu hain
na is ki aapa khala hai
ye sare jag mein tanha hai
ye bachcha kaisa bachcha hai
2
ye sahra kaisa sahra hai
na is sahra mein baadal hai
na is sahra mein barkha hai
na is sahra mein baali hai
na is sahra mein khosha hai
na is sahra mein sabza hai
na is sahra mein saya hai
ye sahra bhuk ka sahra hai
ye sahra maut ka sahra hai
3
ye bachcha kaise baitha hai
ye bachcha kab se baitha hai
ye bachcha kya kuchh puchhta hai
ye bachcha kya kuchh kahta hai
ye duniya kaisi duniya hai
ye duniya kis ki duniya hai
4
is duniya ke kuchh tukdon mein
kahin phul khile kahin sabza hai
kahin baadal ghir ghir aate hain
kahin chashma hai kahin dariya hai
kahin unche mahl atariyan hain
kahin mahfil hai kahin mela hai
kahin kapdon ke bazar saje
ye resham hai ye diba hai
kahin ghalle ke ambar lage
sab gehun dhan muhayya hai
kahin daulat ke sanduq bhare
han tanba sona rupa hai
tum jo mango so hazir hai
tum jo chaho so milta hai
is bhuk ke dukh ki duniya mein
ye kaisa sukh ka sapna hai
wo kis dharti ke tukde hain
ye kis duniya ka hissa hai
5
hum jis aadam ke bete hain
ye us aadam ka beta hai
ye aadam ek hi aadam hai
ye gora hai ya kala hai
ye dharti ek hi dharti hai
ye duniya ek hi duniya hai
sab ek data ke bande hain
sab bandon ka ek data hai
kuchh purab pachchham farq nahin
is dharti par haq sab ka hai
6
ye tanha bachcha be-chaara
ye bachcha jo yahan baitha hai
is bachche ki kahin bhuk mite
(kya mushkil hai ho sakta hai)
is bachche ko kahin dudh mile
(han dudh yahan bahtera hai)
is bachche ka koi tan dhanke
(kya kapdon ka yahan toda hai)
is bachche ko koi god mein le
(insan jo ab tak zinda hai)
phir dekhe kaisa bachcha hai
ye kitna pyara bachcha hai
7
is jag mein sab kuchh rab ka hai
jo rab ka hai wo sab ka hai
sab apne hain koi ghair nahin
har chiz mein sab ka sajha hai
jo badhta hai jo ugta hai
wo dana hai ya mewa hai
jo kapda hai jo kambal hai
jo chandi hai jo sona hai
wo sara hai is bachche ka
jo tera hai jo mera hai
ye bachcha kis ka bachcha hai
ye bachcha sab ka bachcha hai!

ye baaten jhuTi baaten hain

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ye baaten jhuti baaten hain ye logon ne phailai hain
tum 'insha'-ji ka nam na lo kya 'insha'-ji saudai hain
hain lakhon rog zamane mein kyun ishq hai ruswa be-chaara
hain aur bhi wajhen wahshat ki insan ko rakhtin dukhiyara
han be-kal be-kal rahta hai ho pit mein jis ne ji haara
par sham se le kar subh talak yun kaun phirega aawara
ye baaten jhuti baaten ye logon ne phailain hain
tum 'insha'-ji ka nam na lo kya 'insha'-ji saudai hain
ye baat ajib sunate ho wo duniya se be-as hue
ek nam suna aur ghash khaya ek zikr pe aap udas hue
wo ilm mein aflatun sune wo sher mein tulsidas hue
wo tis baras ke hote hain wo b-a ma pas hue
ye baaten jhuti baaten hain ye logon ne phailai hain
tum 'insha'-ji ka nam na lo kya 'insha'-ji saudai hain
gar ishq kiya hai tab kya hai kyun shad nahin aabaad nahin
jo jaan liye bin tal na sake ye aisi bhi uftad nahin
ye baat to tum bhi manoge wo 'qais' nahin farhad nahin
kya hijr ka daru mushkil hai kya wasl ke nuskhe yaad nahin
ye baaten jhuti baaten hain ye logon ne phailai hain
tum 'insha'-ji ka nam na lo kya 'insha'-ji saudai hain
wo ladki achchhi ladki hai tum nam na lo hum jaan gae
wo jis ke lambe gesu hain pahchan gae pahchan gae
han sath hamare 'insha' bhi is ghar mein the mehman gae
par us se to kuchh baat na ki anjaan rahe anjaan gae
ye baaten jhuti baaten hain ye logon ne phailai hain
tum 'insha'-ji ka nam na lo kya 'insha'-ji saudai hain
jo hum se kaho hum karte hain kya 'insha' ko samjhana hai
us ladki se bhi kah lenge go ab kuchh aur zamana hai
ya chhoden ya takmil karen ye ishq hai ya afsana hai
ye kaisa gorakh-dhanda hai ye kaisa tana-bana hai
ye baaten kaisi baaten hain jo logon ne phailai hain
tum 'insha'-ji ka nam na lo kya 'insha'-ji saudai hain

sab maya hai

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sab maya hai, sab dhalti phirti chhaya hai
is ishq mein hum ne jo khoya jo paya hai
jo tum ne kaha hai, 'faiz' ne jo farmaya hai
sab maya hai
han gahe gahe did ki daulat hath aai
ya ek wo lazzat nam hai jis ka ruswai
bas is ke siwa to jo bhi sawab kamaya hai
sab maya hai
ek nam to baqi rahta hai, gar jaan nahin
jab dekh liya is saude mein nuqsan nahin
tab shama pe dene jaan patinga aaya hai
sab maya hai
malum hamein sab qais miyan ka qissa bhi
sab ek se hain, ye ranjha bhi ye 'insha' bhi
farhad bhi jo ek nahr si khod ke laya hai
sab maya hai
kyun dard ke name likhte likhte raat karo
jis sat samundar par ki nar ki baat karo
us nar se koi ek ne dhoka khaya hai?
sabab maya hai
jis gori par hum ek ghazal har sham likhen
tum jaante ho hum kyunkar us ka nam likhen
dil us ki bhi chaukhat chum ke wapas aaya hai
sab maya hai
wo ladki bhi jo chand-nagar ki rani thi
wo jis ki alhad aankhon mein hairani thi
aaj us ne bhi paigham yahi bhijwaya hai
sab maya hai
jo log abhi tak nam wafa ka lete hain
wo jaan ke dhoke khate, dhoke dete hain
han thok-baja kar hum ne hukm lagaya hai
sab maya hai
jab dekh liya har shakhs yahan harjai hai
is shahr se dur ek kutiya hum ne banai hai
aur us kutiya ke mathe par likhwaya hai
sab maya hai