wajud-e-dil ke darwazon ki kunji kaun rakhta hai

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wajud-e-dil ke darwazon ki kunji kaun rakhta hai
faqiron ke barabar ganj-e-makhfi kaun rakhta hai
wahan pahuncha diya hai mujh ko angusht-e-tafakkur ne
jahan mere siwa yaad-e-ilahi kaun rakhta hai
ye qatra kaun hai ye naqsh-e-uryan bij hai kis ka
badan mein sang-e-buniyaad-e-maani kaun rakhta hai
jala kar khair ashya ko tanur-e-chashm-e-hasti mein
nazar koi baqa par itni gahri kaun rakhta hai
lahu sahba badan mina-e-khaki ban gaya 'kawish'
zara dekho to yun faizan-e-saqi kaun rakhta hai

shurua silsila-e-did karne wala tha

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shurua silsila-e-did karne wala tha
taaruf-e-rukh-e-tauhid karne wala tha
khud us ki zud lisani ne us ko gung kiya
wo mere haal pe tanqid karne wala tha
mizaj-e-yar ne bakhshi thi aisi yak-rangi
kahan main ghair ki taqlid karne wala tha
tu muntaha ko pahunch kar bhi sifr hai ab tak
tujhe main waqif-e-tamhid karne wala tha
hamari sal mein do bar jaan jati hai
wo shakhs roz hi ek id karne wala tha
wo mere waz se masjid mein jab sambhal na saka
sharab-khane mein takid karne wala tha
bacha ke fikr ko talkhaba-e-tawarud se
ghazal ko khugar-e-taqid karne wala tha
wo ham-piyala bhi tha khwaja-e-tash bhi 'kawish'
jo baat baat pe tardid karne wala tha

sang aur KHisht-e-malamat se bacha lo mujhko

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sang aur khisht-e-malamat se bacha lo mujh ko
apne darbar ki diwar bana lo mujh ko
para-para ho ana aur sar-e-maghrur fana
gend ki tarah fazaon mein uchhaalo mujh ko
luqma-e-tar ne mere nafs ko barbaad kiya
yaad karte raho kankar ke niwalo mujh ko
jaane kis qabr ka hai paikar-e-khali mera
main khilauna hun to bas tod hi dalo mujh ko
dasht-e-pur-khar mein hun ek shajar-e-kham abhi
apni dahliz ka takhta hi bana lo mujh ko
ek nazar ek nazar ek nazar ek nazar
sirf duzdida-nazar dal ke talo mujh ko
'kawisham' kya hai samajh mein kabhi aa jaega
gham-zada git samajh kar kabhi ga lo mujh ko

raat bhi humne ro-ro kaTi din bhi so ke KHarab kiya

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raat bhi hum ne ro-ro kati din bhi so ke kharab kiya
khulne wali aankhon ko bhi amdan mahw-e-khwab kiya
ek hi roti ko dho dho kar pite rahe hum sham-o-sahar
sari umr mein shayad hum ne ek hi kar-e-sawab kiya
rizq to hai maqsum hamara us ko dua ki hajat kyun
dhank ke chehra dast-e-dua se hum ne khud se khitab kiya
us ki nazar se tir jo nikla thik nishane par baitha
ghayal aahu ban kar hum ne ban ban ko shadab kiya
ashk baha dene ke hunar mein sani us ka koi nahin
ek din hanste hanste us ne sab ko tah-e-sailab kiya
bachpan mein dekha tha hum ne man ka chehra yaad nahin
bu-ali-sina ban kar hum ne us ke rukh ko kitab kiya

patthar bana kar arsh se phenka gaya tha ek main

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patthar bana kar arsh se phenka gaya tha ek main
shayad khuda se pahle hi puja gaya tha ek main
takhliq-kari mein tujhe hasil mahaarat hai magar
kis inhimak-o-shauq se socha gaya tha ek main
tifli se piri tak mere ahwal sun lena kabhi
waqt-e-wiladat hi bahut kosa gaya tha ek main
naqsh-e-qadam bhi aap ka ek sanp ka phan hi laga
saya-numa khanjar se hi mara gaya tha ek main
din sa-re-ga-ma mein kata shab pa-dha-ni-sa mein kati
nikli surili ek wo kan aashna tha ek main
kashkol bhi ban jaegi ek rose apni khopadi
mitti ke bartan ki tarah barta gaya tha ek main
gaek hua shair hua aashiq hua sufi hua
diwane-pan ki had na thi kya kya bana tha ek main
kya tum hi 'kawish' ho miyan kuchh eatibar aata nahin
allah-miyan hi ek hain kahte ho kyun tha ek main

kahin charagh jala raushni kahin pahunchi

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kahin charagh jala raushni kahin pahunchi
khuli thi aankh kahin zindagi kahin pahunchi
jo ru-ba-ru hai usi ki talash jari hai
nazar uthi kahin bad-qismati kahin pahunchi
hazar fasle tai kar ke bhi wahin hum hain
kahin se ho ke tumhaari gali kahin pahunchi
lahu uchhaal ke banjar zamin ko sincha tha
ghazab to ye hai ki sari nami kahin pahunchi
khushi ka kya hai bharosa mile mile na mile
wo mere ghar ka pata dhundhti kahin pahunchi
wo muztarib hai ki farzangi ko kuchh na mila
main mutmain hun ki diwangi kahin pahunchi
udan meri par-o-baal se bhi aage thi
uda ke mujh ko meri shairi kahin pahunchi