ye dekh mere naqsh-e-kaf-e-pa mere aage

ye dekh mere naqsh-e-kaf-e-pa mere aage
aage bhi kahan jata hai rasta mere aage
ai tishna-labi tu ne kahan la ke duboya
is bar to dariya bhi nahin tha mere aage
aise nahin manunga main hasti ka tawazun
taqtia kiya jae ye misra mere aage
ai qamat-e-dil-dar-e-guzistha ki muafi
pahle koi mear nahin tha mere aage
kyunkar sukhan aaghaz kiya jae ki wo aankh
la rakhti hai ajdad ka likkha mere aage
hairat hai ki deti hain mujhe tana-e-wahshat
tartib se rakkhi hui ashya mere aage
main jaanta hun us ke sabhi bhed sabhi bhaw
duniya ne kabhi raqs kiya tha mere aage
main ishq ke aadab zara sikh lun pahle
baithegi adab se yahi duniya mere aage