ek shaKHs raat band-e-qaba kholta raha

ek shakhs raat band-e-qaba kholta raha
shab ki siyahiyon mein shafaq gholta raha
tanhaiyon mein aati rahi jab bhi us ki yaad
saya sa ek qarib mere dolta raha
husn-e-bahaar khub magar dida-e-bahaar
moti chaman ki khak pe kyun rolta raha
us ne sukut ko bhi takallum samajh liya
kuchh is ada-e-khas se dil bolta raha
hijran ki raat mashghala-e-dil na puchhiye
is zulf-e-kham-ba-kham ki girah kholta raha
hum kushtagan-e-khwab giran-gosh hi rahe
suraj saron pe waqt-e-sahar bolta raha
us rah-e-jazb se bhi guzarna pada 'zahir'
jis rah mein khirad ka qadam dolta raha