mujhko dimagh-e-garmi-e-bazar hai kahan

mujh ko dimagh-e-garmi-e-bazar hai kahan
afsurdagi mein lazzat-e-guftar hai kahan
yaran-e-maslahat mein nahin jauhar-e-wafa
ahl-e-gharaz mein khubi-e-kirdar hai kahan
lakhon ki bhid mein bhi hun sab se alag-thalag
is shahr mein gharib ka gham-khwar hai kahan
jalwon ko bhi hai chashm-e-tamasha ki justuju
wo puchhte hain talib-e-didar hai kahan
kanton mein aa gai hai gul-e-tar ki tazgi
ab lutf-e-sair-e-wadi-e-pur-khar hai kahan
nakaamiyon ki dhup mein jalte hain dil-jale
sahra-e-gham mein saya-e-diwar hai kahan
shauq-e-husul-zar hai to zauq-e-sukhan na rakh
nur-e-sahar kahan hai shab-e-tar hai kahan
dilli ki bhid-bhad mein gum ho gaya hai dil
tanha bhatak raha hun dil-e-zar hai kahan
'talib' gham-e-hayat ne jina sikha diya
ab zindagi ka bar mujhe bar hai kahan