kya jaano jo asar hai dam-e-shoala-tab mein

kya jaano jo asar hai dam-e-shoala-tab mein
ye wo hai barq aag laga de naqab mein

haal is nigah ka us ke sarape mein kya kahun
mor-e-zaif phans gai ja shahd-e-nab mein

zikr-e-wafa wo sunte hi majlis se uth gae
kuchh guftugu hi thik na thi aise bab mein

kya puchhte ho chaara-e-hu az-khwesh-e-raftagan
so ja se chaak jama hai sozan khullab mein

aawaz-e-sur tere shahidon ko roz-e-hashr
lagti thi ek bhanak si to kanon ko khwab mein

jo dekhte hi us se ye guzra kabhu nahin
yaqub ke khayal o zulekha ke khwab mein

har har roen se khirqa ke mere hai khun-chakan
ghote to sau diye use zamzam ke aab mein

is chashm-e-ashk-bar ke kyunkar ho samne
rone ka madda hi nahin hai sahab mein

qismat to dekh kholi girah kuchh to rah gae
nakhun hamare tut ke band-e-naqab mein

har-waqt aarzu-e-azab-e-jahim hai
hathon se hijr ke hun main kya kya azab mein