adhuri nasl ka pura sach

umr ka suraj siwa neze pe aaya
garm shiryanon mein bahte khun ka dariya bhanwar hone laga
halqa-e-mauj-e-hawa kafi nahin
wahshat-e-abr-e-badan ke waste
aaghosh koi aur ho
warna yun murda sadak ke khwab-awar se kinare
be-khayali mein kisi thuke hue bachche ki uljhi sans mein lipti hui ye zindagi!
zehn par bar-e-giran band qaba ke lams ka ehsas bhi
aur shahr-e-habs mein rasta koi khulta nahin
shakh tanha se biye ka ghonsla girta nahin
wahshat-e-abr-e-badan ki khushk-sali
ek chullu lams ke pani ki muhtaj ko roti hai
magar!
dekhna aawara kirnen dekhna
jin ko raston mein bikharti
titliyon si ladkiyon ke zer jamon
aur shirin jism ke halke masamon tak safar ka izn hai
umr ka suraj siwa neze pe aaya
ab kitabon, takhtiyon ki be-maza chhanw tale ghutta hai dam
ab badan chhupta nahin akhbar ke malbus mein
ab faqat uryaniyan
lekin
yaqinan
mar dalegi kahin
in bhare shahron ki tanhai hamein

saya-e-diwar

kaisa sunsan hai dasht-e-awargi
har taraf dhup hai har taraf tishnagi
kaisi be-jaan hai mai-kade ki faza
jism ki sansani ruh ki khastagi
is do-rahe pe khoe gae hausle
is andhere mein gum ho gai zindagi
ai gham-e-arzu main bahut thak gaya
mujh ko de de wahi meri apni gali
chhota-mota magar khub-surat sa ghar
ghar ke aangan mein khushbu si phaili hui
munh dhulati sawere ki pahli kiran
saeban par amar-bel mahki hui
khidkiyon par hawaon ki atkheliyan
rauzan-e-dar se chhanti hui raushni
sham ko halka halka uthta dhuan
pas chulhe ke baithi hui lakshmi
ek angithi mein koele dahakte hue
bartanon ki suhani madhur ragni
ras-bhare git masum se qahqahe
raat ko chhat pe chhitki hui chandni
subh ko apne school jate hue
mere nanhe ke chehre pe ek tazgi
rishte-nate mulaqaten mehmaniyan
dawaten jashn tyauhaar shadi ghami
ji mein hai apni aazadiyan bech kar
aaj le lun ye pabandiyon ki khushi

be-nishan

hamein qayamat ki nishaniyon mein ye nahin bataya gaya
ki wo mard napaid ho jaenge
jinhen khuda ne ek darje upar rakha
zara un maon ke dudh ko jaancho
us ko pi ke parwan chadhne wala bachcha
be-kirdar ho jata hai
kisi hijde ya zankhe pe lan-tan mat karo
wo apne siwa kisi ka mazaq nahin udata
aur ab aane wali sadiyon mein
jo naslen paida hongi
wo kisi zankhe ya hijde se ziyaada qabil-e-raham hongi
so hamein mat dikhao ye hasab-nasab
hum ne ye sare ghurur nadi nalon mein bahte hue dekhe hain
hamein qayamat ki nishaniyon mein bahte hue dekhe hain
hamein qayamat ki nishaniyon mein ye nahin bataya gaya
ki ek waqt aisa aaega
jab kisi ki koi shanakht nahin hogi

na sataish ki tamanna

nida aai
amboh-e-shaidaiyan
nazninan-e-shahr-e-takhayyul
ghazalan-e-fikr-o-nazar
gham-gusaran-e-dar-o-salib-orasan
dair se aqidat ki nayab saughat le kar
dar-e-gumbad-e-fan pe sajda-kunan hain
pae-didan-e-manzar-e-shad-kaaman
badi tamkanat se utha
uth ke main ne
jo dekha to had-e-nazar tak farokash
lahu ki lakiron ka ek karwan tha
kabhi jo rag-o-pai mein meri rawan tha

nasab-nama

main aur aadam
wahan purane ped ke niche
roz ikattha hote the
wo lakdi se
pahiye aur shahtir banaya karta tha
main pedon aur phulon se
rang kashid kiya karti thi
phir hum donon ne mil kar
ek pesha ijad kiya
aur ek qabila janam diya
jab se ab tak
hum ko ek nasab-name ki zarurat hai

apne bachche ke nam

ai mere sinn-o-sal ke hasil
mere aangan ke nau-damida gulab
mere masum khwab ke ham-shakl
meri maryam ke saya-e-shadab
subh-e-takhliq ka salam tujhe
zindagi tujh ko kahti hai aadab
ai muqaddas zamin ke shoala-e-nau
tu farozan ho un fazaon mein
mere sine ki jo amanat hain
jo meri na-rasa duaon mein
is tarah muskuraati hai jaise
naghmagi dur ki sadaon mein
mujh ko ajdad se wirasat mein
wo kharabe mile ki jin mein raha
umr bhar paemal o khak-basar
mera hissa raha gham-e-farda
mujh ko mere lahu mein nahla kar
jis ne qaid-e-hayat mein rakkha
ai meri ruh-e-fan ke aks-e-jamil
tujh ko meri si zindagi na mile
jo na main ho saka wo to ho jae
kash tu mera ja-nashin na bane
main tasawwur mein bhi jahan na gaya
un dayaron mein tera nam chale