Agra Fort

Fatahpur Sikri, from the Berger Collection

 

Ghazal 21

13 verses (out of 13); rhyming elements: aa kyaa
composed after 1826; Arshi #38

{21,1}

havas ko hai nishaa:t-e kaar kyaa kyaa
nah ho marnaa to jiine kaa mazaa kyaa

{21,2}

tajaahul-peshagii se mudda((aa kyaa
kahaa;N tak ay saraapaa-naaz kyaa kyaa

{21,3}

navaazish'haa-e be-jaa dekhtaa huu;N
shikaayat'haa-e rangii;N kaa gilaa kyaa

{21,4}

nigaah-e be-mu;haabaa chaahtaa huu;N
ta;Gaafulhaa-e tamkii;N-aazmaa kyaa

{21,5}

furo;G-e shu((lah-e ;xas yak nafas hai
havas ko paas-e naamuus-e vafaa kyaa

{21,6}

nafas mauj-e mu;hii:t-e be-;xvudii hai
ta;Gaafulhaa-e saaqii kaa gilaa kyaa

{21,7}

dimaa;G-e ((i:tr-e pairaahan nahii;N hai
;Gam-e aavaaragiihaa-e .sabaa kyaa

{21,8}

dil-e har qa:trah hai saaz-e anaa al-ba;hr
ham us ke hai;N hamaaraa puuchhnaa kyaa

{21,9}

mu;haabaa kyaa hai mai;N .zaamin idhar dekh
shahiidaan-e nigah kaa ;xuu;N-bahaa kyaa

{21,10}

sun ay ;Gaarat-gar-e jins-e vafaa sun
shikast-e qiimat-e dil kii .sadaa kyaa

{21,11}

kiyaa kis ne jigar-daarii kaa da((v;aa
shakeb-e ;xaatir-e ((aashiq bhalaa kyaa

{21,12}

yih qaatil va((dah-e .sabr-aazmaa kyuu;N
yih kaafir fitnah-e :taaqat-rubaa kyaa

{21,13}

balaa-e jaa;N hai ;Gaalib us kii har baat
((ibaarat kyaa ishaarat kyaa adaa kyaa