may yaum-ul-hisab

mujhe be-rahm hasti ke ziyan-khane mein kyun bheja gaya
kyun halqa-e-zanjir mein rakh di gain be-tabiyan meri
har ek manzar meri nazron ka juya tha
farozan shakh-saron par hujum-e-rang-o-bu
udta hua bar-rawan
simab-pa maujen
saba ka raqs-e-be-parwa
shab-e-mahtab ka afsun
mah-o-anjum ke raqsan daere
ru-e-shafaq
taban ufuq
dariyaon ki raftar
shab ke jagte asrar
sahra ka munawwar sina-e-uryan
tilism-e-be-karan ke khwab-gun sae
meri raaton mein misl-e-barq lahrae
sitaron ki tajalli mein tha harf-e-kun ka afsana
bada faiyyaz tha fitrat ka kashana
kai sahra mere gam-e-tamanna ke shanasa the
wo harf-o-saut ki wadi
wo zauq-e-sher ka jada
wo irfan ke gurezan aastanon par jabin-sai
wo danish ki pazirai
wo mani ki ghaneri chhanw mein
zehn-e-rasa ka kashf wo
asrar ke parde ke pichhe
dil ki mahshar-khez aawazen
dil ki mahshar-khez aawazen
wo gham-ha-e-nihani se farozan zauq-e-binai
wo daman ka har ek khar-e-mughilan se ulajhna
tul-o-arz dasht-o-dariya par kar jaana
wo har zarre mein dharti ki sada sunna
wo har qatre ke aaine mein
nur-e-husn-e-mutlaq ka larazna
dil-e-nazar harf-o-hunar ka ek ho jaana
takallum justuju raftar-o-gham ka muddaa pana
koi isa-nafas deta tha nam-e-zist nazrana
larazta iltihab aagahi se tha meri nazron ka paimana
gurezan saaton ke karwan ko kis ne pakda hai
nazar mahw-e-maal-e-dosh-o-farda hai
kai diwar-o-saqaf-o-saiban ke munjamid chehre
kai unchi fasilen rah mein hail
kai be-faiz kawish-ha-e-tanhai
kai be-mehriyan paikar be-mafhum pur-mail
kai tiron ne meri khema-gah-e-shaq ko cheda
kai tarkash hue is jism par khali
hui jati hai razm-e-zindagani muzmahil ghayal
nishat-o-dard ki wo khosha-chini chhod di hum ne
anan-e-husn-e-imkan tod di hum ne
sukun sham hai
bujhne lage sare ayagh-e-garm-raftari
shikasta-tar hasti ki tarah larzan hain
gird-o-pesh ke shab-tab nazare
wo saat aan pahunchi hai
nigah-e-wapsin ke muntazir hain tutte tare
mujhe shayad himala ki falak-paimaiyan aawaz deti hain
main apni maut se
in barf-zaron ki darakhshanda mayyat mein milungi
tod dungi halqa-e-zanjir mahjuri