Agra Fort

Fatahpur Sikri, from the Berger Collection

 

Ghazal 7

7 verses (out of 7); rhyming elements: ard thaa
composed after 1821; Arshi #33

{7,1}

dhamkii me;N mar gayaa jo nah baab-e nabard thaa
((ishq-e nabard-peshah :talabgaar-e mard thaa

{7,2}

thaa zindagii me;N marg kaa kha;Tkaa lagaa hu))aa
u;Rne se peshtar bhii miraa rang zard thaa

{7,3}

taaliif-e nus;xah'haa-e vafaa kar rahaa thaa mai;N
majmuu((ah-e ;xayaal abhii fard fard thaa

{7,4}

dil taa jigar kih saa;hil-e daryaa-e ;xuu;N hai ab
us rahguzar me;N jalvah-e gul aage gard thaa

{7,5}

jaatii hai ko))ii kashmakash andoh-e ((ishq kii
dil bhii agar gayaa to vuhii dil kaa dard thaa

{7,6}

a;hbaab chaarah-saazii-e va;hshat nah kar sake
zindaa;N me;N bhii ;xayaal bayaabaa;N-navard thaa

{7,7}

yih laash-e be-kafan asad-e ;xastah-jaa;N kii hai
;haq ma;Gfarat kare ((ajab aazaad mard thaa