dard-e-dil

dard hai dil ke liye aur dil insan ke liye
tazgi barg-o-samar ki chamanistan ke liye

saz-e-ahang-e-junun tar-e-rag-e-jaan ke liye
be-khudi shauq ki be-sar-o-saman ke liye

kya kahun kaun hawa sar mein bhari rahti hai
be piye aath-pahr be-khabari rahti hai

na hun shair na wali hun na hun ejaz-e-bayan
bazm-e-qudrat mein hun taswir ki surat hairan

dil mein ek rang hai lafzon se jo hota hai ayan
lai ki muhtaj nahin hai meri fariyaad-o-fughan

shauq-e-shohrat hawas-e-garmi-e-bazar nahin
dil wo yusuf hai jise fikr-e-kharidar nahin

aur honge jinhen rahta hai muqaddar se gila
aur honge jinhen milta nahin mehnat ka sila

main ne jo ghaib ki sarkar se manga wo mila
jo aqida tha mere dil ka hilae na hila

kyun daraate hain abas gabru musalman mujh ko
kya mitaegi bhala gardish-e-dauran mujh ko

kya zamana pe khule be-khabari ka meri raaz
tair-e-fikr mein paida to ho itni parwaz

kyun tabiat ko na ho be-khudi-e-shauq pe naz
hazrat-e-abr ke qadmon pe hai ye farq-e-niyaz

fakhr hai mujh ko usi dar se sharaf pane ka
main sharabi hun usi rind ke maikhane ka

dil mera daulat-e-duniya ka talabgar nahin
ba-khuda khak-nashini se mujhe aar nahin

mast hun hubb-e-watan se koi mai-khwar nahin
mujh ko maghrib ki numaish se sarokar nahin

apne hi dil ka piyala piye madhosh hun main
jhuti pita nahin maghrib ki wo mai-nosh hun main

qaum ke dard se hun soz-e-wafa ki taswir
meri rag rag se hai paida tap-e-gham ki tasir

hai magar aaj nazar mein wo bahaar-e-dil-gir
kar diya dil ko farishton ne tarab ke taskhir

ye nasim-e-sahari aaj khabar lai hai
sal guzra mere gulshan mein bahaar aai hai

qaum mein aath baras se hai ye gulshan shadab
chehra-e-gul pe yahan pas-e-adab ki hai naqab

mere aaina-e-dil mein hai faqat is ka jawab
us ke kanton pe kiya main ne nisar apna shabab

kaam shabnam ka liya dida-e-tar se apne
main ne sincha hai use khun-e-jigar se apne

har baras rang pe aata hi gaya ye gulzar
phul tahzib ke khilte gae mitte gae khar

patti patti se hua rang-e-wafa ka izhaar
naujawanan-e-chaman ban gae taswir-e-bahaar

rang-e-gul dekh ke dil qaum ka diwana hua
jo tha bad-khwah-e-chaman sabza-e-begana hua

bu-e-nakhwat se nahin yan ke gulon ko sarokar
hai buzurgon ka adab in ki jawani ka singar

ilm-o-iman ki tarawat ka dilon mein hai guzar
dho gae chashma-e-akhlaq se sinon ke ghubar

rang dikhlati hai yun dil ki safa yaron mein
raushni subh ki jis tarah ho gulzaron mein

kis ko malum thi is gulshan-e-akhlaq ki rah
main ne phulon ko kiya rang-e-wafa se aagah

ab to is bagh pe hai sab ki mohabbat ki nigah
jo ki paude the shajar ho gae masha-allah

kya kahun rang-e-jawani mein jo is rag ke the
baghban ho gae gulchin jo mere bagh ke the

go ki baqi nahin kaifiyyat-e-tufan-e-shabab
phans ke janjal mein duniya ke ye qissa hua khwab

mast rahta hai magar ab bhi dil-e-khana-kharab
sham ko baith ke mahfil mein lundhata hun sharab

nashsha-e-ilm ki ummid pe jine wale
simat aate hain sar-e-sham se pine wale

aur hi rang pe hai aaj bahaar-e-gulshan
sair ke waste aae hain azizan-e-watan

farsh aankhen kiye baithe hain jawanan-e-chaman
dil mein tufan-e-tarab lab pe mohabbat ke sukhan

kaun hai aaj jo is bazm mein masrur nahin
ruh-e-sarshaar bhi khinch aae to kuchh dur nahin

magar afsos ye duniya hai maqam-e-ibrat
ranj ki yaad dilata hai khayal-e-rahat

aaj yaad aati hai un phulon ki mujh ko surat
khilte hi kar gae jo mere chaman se rehlat

chashm-e-bad-dur gulon ki ye bhari dali hai
chand phulon ki magar is mein jagah khali hai

ye wo gul the jinhen arbab-e-nazar ne roya
bhai ne bahnon ne madar ne pidar ne roya

khak rona tha jo is dida-e-tar ne roya
muddaton in ko mere qalb-o-jigar ne roya

dil ke kuchh dagh-e-mohabbat hain nishani un ki
bachpana dekh ke dekhi na jawani un ki

khair duniya mein kabhi soz hai aur kabhi hai saz
naunihaalan-e-chaman ki rahe ab umr daraaz

bhai se badh ke mujhe hain ye mere maya-naz
mere monis hain yahi aur yahi mere hamraaz

mar ke bhi ruh meri dil ki tarah shad rahe
main rahun ya na rahun ye chaman aabaad rahe