aaj bhi

main hun 'majaz' aaj bhi zamzama-e-sanj-o-naghma-khwan
shair-e-mahfil-e-wafa mutrib-e-bazm-e-dil-baran
aaj bhi khar-zar-e-gham khuld-e-barin mere liye
aaj bhi rah-guzar-e-ishq mere liye hai kahkashan
aaj bhi ga raha hun main saz-e-junun liye hue
soz-e-nihan se aaj bhi ruh-e-tapan hai dil-tapan
aaj bhi zindagi meri gharq-e-sharab-e-tund-o-tez
aaj bhi hath mein mere jam-e-sharab-e-arghawan
aaj bhi hai rachi hui aaj bhi hai basi hui
mere nafas mein khuld ki nuzhat-o-nikhat-e-jawan
aaj bhi nukta-chin hun main khalwatiyan-e-khas ka
khalwatiyan-e-khas ka aaj bhi hun mizaj-dan
aaj bhi ashk-e-khun mera qashqa jabin-e-naz ka
aaj bhi khak-e-dil meri surma-e-chashm-e-gul-rukhan
aaj bhi dil ko hai mere daulat-e-agahi nasib
aaj bhi hai nazar meri arz-o-saman ki raaz-dan
aaj bhi hai junun mera dair-o-haram pe khanda-zan
aaj bhi mujh se bad-hawas dair-o-haram ke pasban
aaj bhi saz se mere garmi-e-bazm-e-sar-kashi
aaj bhi aatish-e-sukhan shoala-fishan sharar-fishan
aaj bhi hai likhi hui surkh huruf mein 'majaz'
daftar-e-shahr-e-yar mein mere junun ki dastan

aaj

kar-farma phir mera zauq-e-ghazal-khwani hai aaj
phir nafas ka saz-e-garm-e-shoala-afshani hai aaj
phir nigah-e-shauq ki garmi hai aur ru-e-nigar
phir araq-alud ek kafir ki peshani hai aaj
phir mere lab par qaside hain lab-o-rukhsar ke
phir kisi chehre pe tabani si tabani hai aaj
husn is darja nashat-e-husn mein duba hua
ankhdiyan be-khud shamim-e-zulf diwani hai aaj
larzish-e-lab mein sharab-o-sher ka tufan hai
jumbish-e-mizhgan mein afsun-e-ghazal-khwani hai aaj
wo nafas ki zamzama-sanji nazar ki guftugu
sina-e-masum mein ik-tarfa tughyani hai aaj
yan ba-in aalim ghurur-e-yusufiyat bhi nahin
wan zulekhai ba-azm-e-chaak-damani hai aaj
wan ishaare hain bahak jaana hi aish-e-hosh hai
hosh mein rahna yaqinan sakht nadani hai aaj
kashmakash si kashmakash mein hai mazaq-e-ashiqi
kaamran si kaamran har sai-e-imkani hai aaj
husn ke chehre pe hai nur-e-sadaqat ki damak
ishq ke sar par kulah-e-fakhr-e-insani hai aaj
shauq se mauqa-shanasi ki tawaqqo bhi ghalat
main ne un ki shakl bhi mushkil se pahchani hai aaj

zahrab-e-husn

husn ek kaif-e-jawedani hai
aur jo chiz hai wo fani hai
husn ke din bhi kaif-parwar hain
husn ki raat bhi suhani hai
husn ki subh ek shikast-e-jamil
husn ki sham kaamrani hai
ye kuchh afsana-e-takhayyaul hai
kuchh haqiqat ki tarjumani hai
kuchh tere husn ka karishma hai
kuchh meri taba ki rawani hai

saqi

meri masti mein bhi ab hosh hi ka taur hai saqi
tere saghar mein ye sahba nahin kuchh aur hai saqi
bhadakti ja rahi hai dam-ba-dam ek aag si dil mein
ye kaise jam hain saqi ye kaisa daur hai saqi
wo shai de jis se nind aa jae aql-e-fitna-parwar ko
ki dil aazurda-e-tamiz-e-lutf-o-jaur hai saqi
kahin ek rind aur wamanda-e-afkar tanhai
kahin mahfil ki mahfil taur se be-taur hai saqi
jawani aur yun ghir jae tufan-e-hawadis mein
khuda rakkhe abhi to be-khudi ka daur hai saqi
chhalakti hai jo tere jam se us mai ka kya kahna
tere shadab honton ki magar kuchh aur hai saqi
mujhe pine de pine de ki tere jam-e-lalin mein
abhi kuchh aur hai kuchh aur hai kuchh aur hai saqi

parda aur ismat

jo zahir na ho wo latafat nahin hai
jo pinhan rahe wo sadaqat nahin hai
ye fitrat nahin hai mashiyyat nahin hai
koi aur shai hai ye ismat nahin hai
saba aur gulistan se daman kashida
nawa-e-fusun-khez aur na-shunida
tajalli-e-rukhsar aur na-damida
koi aur shai hai ye ismat nahin hai
sar-e-rahguzar chhup-chhupa kar guzarna
khud apne hi jazbaat ka khun karna
hijabon mein jina hijabon mein marna
koi aur shai hai ye ismat nahin hai
khayalat-e-paiham mein har waqt gum-sum
dil-e-narm-o-nazuk pe abr-e-tawahhum
bujha sa tabassum ghuta sa takallum
koi aur shai hai ye ismat nahin hai
wo ek kahish-e-talkh har aan dil mein
wo sham-o-sahar ek khaljaan dil mein
umandta hua ek tufan dil mein
koi aur shai hai ye ismat nahin hai
nigahon ki dawat ko pamal karna
mazaq-e-latafat ko pamal karna
taqaza-e-fitrat ko pamal karna
koi aur shai hai ye ismat nahin hai
qasam anjum-e-shab ke zauq-e-safar ki
qasam tazgi-e-nasim-e-sahar ki
qasam aasmanon ke shams-o-qamar ki
koi aur shai hai ye ismat nahin hai
qasam shokhi-e-ishq sanjogta ki
qasam june ke azm-e-sabr-azma ki
qasam tahira ki qasam khalida ki
koi aur shai hai ye ismat nahin hai

lucknow

firdaus-e-husn-o-ishq hai daman-e-lucknow
aankhon mein bas rahe hain ghazalan-e-lucknow
sabr-azma hai ghamza-e-turkan-e-lucknow
rashk-e-zanan-e-misr kanizan-e-lucknow
har samt ek hujum-e-nigaran-e-lucknow
aur main ki ek shokh-ghazal-khwan-e-lucknow
mutrib bhi hai sharab bhi abr-e-bahaar bhi
shiraaz ban gaya hai shabistan-e-lucknow
tole hue hai tegh-o-sinan husn-e-be-naqab
nawak-fagan hai jalwa-e-pinhan-e-lucknow
ek nau-bahaar-e-naz ko take hai phir nigah
wo nau-bahaar-e-naz ki hai jaan-e-lucknow
dast-e-junun ko rokiye ye khabt chhodiye
ruswa hai yunhi chaak-e-gareban-e-lucknow
kuchh rose ka musafir-o-mehman hun aur kya
kyun bad-guman hon yusuf-e-kanan-e-lucknow
ab us ke baad subh hai aur subh-e-nau 'majaz'
hum par hai khatm sham-e-ghariban-e-lucknow