Agra Fort

Fatahpur Sikri, from the Berger Collection

 

Ghazal 13

7 verses (out of 7) ; rhyming elements: aaz kaa
composed after 1821; Arshi #34

{13,1}

ma;hram nahii;N hai tuu hii navaahaa-e raaz kaa
yaa;N varnah jo ;hijaab hai pardah hai saaz kaa

{13,2}

rang-e shikastah .sub;h-e bahaar-e na:zaarah hai
yih vaqt hai shuguftan-e gulhaa-e naaz kaa

{13,3}

tuu aur suu-e ;Gair na:zar'haa-e tez tez
mai;N aur dukh tirii mizhah'haa-e daraaz kaa

{13,4}

.sarfah hai .zab:t-e aah me;N meraa vagarnah mai;N
:tu((mah huu;N ek hii nafas-e jaa;N-gudaaz kaa

{13,5}

hai;N baskih josh-e baadah se shiishe uchhal rahe
har goshah-e bisaa:t hai sar shiishah-baaz kaa

{13,6}

kaavish kaa dil kare hai taqaa.zaa kih hai hanuuz
naa;xun pah qar.z is girah-e niim-baaz kaa

{13,7}

taaraaj-e kaavish-e ;Gam-e hijraa;N hu))aa asad
siinah kih thaa dafiinah guharhaa-e raaz kaa