daur-e-uftadgi

naghmagi git harf-o-nawa
nala-e-shauq saut-o-sada
ek bahri siyasat ke darbar mein
sar-nigun pa-ba-zanjir lae gae
sara simab naqd-o-nazar
sab tilismat-e-harf-o-hunar
parda-e-sehr-o-asrar se tut kar
maqtal-e-arzu ban gae
wo tarab-zar dil-e-qasr-e-gham
raat-bhar jagti aagahi yani
aqlim-jaan
mashinon ke khandaraat mein kho gae
wo jo aahang-e-alam tha
khwabon ka maskan tha aur harf-o-mani ki tathir tha
apni bedariyon ki saza katne ke liye
sang-o-ahan mein dhaala gaya
sajda-e-haq
tamanna ke aafaq tak dard ke qafile
kaba-e-nur tak aabla-pai ke silsile
zar-e-maghrib ki mizan mein tul gae
hum ki is dasht mein aabla-pa the sadiyon se
is rah ke sang-e-mil
apne qadmon ke hamraaz the
hum bhi is daur-e-uftadgi mein
bas
tamasha-e-ahl-e-karam dekhte rah gae