Agra Fort

Fatahpur Sikri, from the Berger Collection

 

Ghazal 15

15 verses (out of 23); rhyming elements: aab thaa
composed 1816; Arshi #9

{15,1}

Some editions treat only verses 1-8 as a single ghazal.

shab kih barq-e soz-e dil se zahrah-e abr aab thaa
shu((lah-e javvaalah har ik ;halqah-e girdaab thaa

{15,2}

vaa;N karam ko ((u;zr-e baarish thaa ((inaa;N-giir-e ;xiraam
girye se yaa;N punbah-e baalish kaf-e sailaab thaa

{15,3}

vaa;N ;xvud-aaraa))ii ko thaa motii paraune kaa ;xayaal
yaa;N hujuum-e ashk me;N taar-e nigah naa-yaab thaa

{15,4}

jalvah-e gul ne kiyaa thaa vaa;N chiraa;Gaa;N aab-juu
yaa;N ravaa;N mizhgaan-e chashm-e tar se ;xuun-e naab thaa

{15,5}

yaa;N sar-e pur-shor be-;xvaabii se thaa diivaar-juu
vaa;N vuh farq-e naaz ma;hv-e baalish-e kam;xvaab thaa

{15,6}

yaa;N nafas kartaa thaa raushan sham((-e bazm-e be-;xvudii
jalvah-e gul vaa;N bisaa:t-e .su;hbat-e a;hbaab thaa

{15,7}

farsh se taa ((arsh vaa;N :tuufaa;N thaa mauj-e rang kaa
yaa;N zamii;N se aasmaa;N tak so;xtan kaa baab thaa

{15,8}

naagahaa;N is rang se ;xuu;N-naabah ;Tapkaane lagaa
dil kih ;zauq-e kaavish-e naa;xun se la;z;zat-yaab thaa

{15,9}

Some editions treat only verses 9-15 as a separate ghazal.

naalah-e dil me;N shab andaaz-e a;sar naayaab thaa
thaa sipand-e bazm-e va.sl-e ;Gair go betaab thaa

{15,10}

maqdam-e sailaab se dil kyaa nashaa:t-aahang hai
;xaanah-e ((aashiq magar saaz-e .sadaa-e aab thaa

{15,11}

naazish-e ayyaam-e ;xaakistar-nishiinii kyaa kahuu;N
pahluu-e andeshah vaqf-e bistar-e sanjaab thaa

{15,12}

kuchh nah kii apnii junuun-e naa-rasaa ne varnah yaa;N
;zarrah ;zarrah ruu-kash-e ;xvurshiid-e ((aalam-taab thaa

{15,13}

This is the start of a verse-set that includes {15,13-14}.

aaj kyuu;N parvaa nahii;N apne asiiro;N kii tujhe
kal talak teraa bhii dil mihr-o-vafaa kaa baab thaa

{15,14}

yaad kar vuh din kih har yak ;halqah teraa daam kaa
inti:zaar-e .said me;N ik diidah-e be-;xvaab thaa

{15,15}

mai;N ne rokaa raat ;Gaalib ko vagarnah dekhte
us ke sail-e giryah me;N garduu;N kaf-e sailaab thaa

Some unpublished verses from this ghazal:

{15,16x}

dekhte the ham bah chashm-e ;xvud vuh :tuufaan-e balaa
aasmaan-e siflah jis me;N yak kaf-e sailaab thaa

{15,17x}

be-;xabar mat kah hame;N be-dard ;xvud-biinii se puuchh
qulzum-e ;zauq-e na:zar me;N aa))inah paa-yaab thaa