ab to lafzon ke taqazon ka bharosa na raha

ab to lafzon ke taqazon ka bharosa na raha
ek siwa tarz-e-khamoshi ke asasa na raha

aaj nadida sitaron ne qabaen bakhshin
aasman tera badan ab to barahna na raha

kitne sadiyon ki thakan tu ne sameti hai zamin
phir bhi chehra tera is haal mein utra na raha

jism-e-ashufta ne sailab sambhaale kitne
haal kyun aisa hua hath mein qatra na raha

ai shab-e-tira-badan ye to pareshani hai
teri shah-rag ka lahu aankh mein zinda na raha

muntashir ho gae aiwan-e-tafakkur 'amir'
yani arshani-e-imkan ka zina na raha