milti hai nazar un se to kho jate hain hum aur

milti hai nazar un se to kho jate hain hum aur
manzil ke qarib aa ke bahakte hain qadam aur
mare hue hain kashmakash-e-wahm-o-yaqin ke
tute hue har but se tarashe hain sanam aur
ye baat samajhte hi nahin hazrat-e-naseh
silta hai agar chaak to khulta hai bharam aur
tadbir ka har naqsh dil-awez hai lekin
hai katib-e-taqdir ka andaz-e-raqam aur
jazbaat pe mohren na lagi hain na lagengi
hoti hai zaban band to chalta hai qalam aur
shayad ye sila tark-e-talab ka hai 'faridi'
badhti hi gai wusat-e-daman-karam aur

be-shauq-e-talab be-zauq-e-nazar be-rang thi unki gul-badani

be-shauq-e-talab be-zauq-e-nazar be-rang thi un ki gul-badani
ye kohkan-o-majnun ki nazar shirin bhi bani laila bhi bani
dekhe hue un ko der hui har naqsh abhi tak taza hai
be-gana-washi mastana-rawi jadu-nazari shirin-sukhani
hum apne hi ghar mein rahte the jab teri nazar mein rahte the
ab roz satati hai hum ko ai dost watan mein be-watani
phulon mein jhalakte hain chehre shakhon pe guman aaghosh ka hai
kuchh aisi basi hai nazron mein gul-pairahani nazuk-badani
nazron mein na be-mehri ki ada baaton mein na wo khushbu-e-wafa
kitne hi dilon ko tod gai zalim ki jabin ki be-shikani
us bazm-e-tarab mein hansne par majbur hamein qismat ne kiya
phulon se jahan shoale lapken saghar mein ghule hire ki kani
shoalon mein nikharte hain jauhar qismat pe 'faridi' tanz na kar
gham aisi hi neamat hai jis ko pate hain yahan qismat ke dhani