dhup utri hai na rahon mein ghana saya hai

dhup utri hai na rahon mein ghana saya hai
ab tere baad tere shahr mein kya rakha hai
yun to tanhai ka ehsas azal se hai hamein
kuchh dinon se to dil-e-zar bahut tanha hai
chandni hu ka saman ek chhanake ki sada
jhil ka aaina kya pichhle pahar tuta hai
ratjage aise manae hain ki ji jaanta hai
jam-e-mahtab ko aankhon ne bahut chuma hai
dil-e-mizrab ki dhadkan hai abhi mera wajud
tu ne wo naghma suna kab hai jo na-paida hai
maqtal-e-shahr mein sar hain ki salibon ke hujum
khun ka dariya hai ki ta-hadd-e-nazar thahra hai
zindagi ret ke tile ki tarah hai 'khawar'
aarzu jaise koi aahu-e-be-parwa hai