Quvvat ul-Islam

Fatahpur Sikri, from the Berger Collection

 

Ghazal 24

8 divan verses (out of 8+6); rhyming elements: aa))ii kaa
composed 1816; Arshi #11

{24,1}

pa))e na;zr-e karam tu;hfah hai sharm-e naa-rasaa))ii kaa
bah ;xuu;N-;Galtiidah-e .sad-rang da((v;aa paarsaa))ii kaa

{24,2}

nah ho ;husn-e tamaashaa-dost rusvaa be-vafaa))ii kaa
bah muhr-e .sad-na:zar ;saabit hai da((v;aa paarsaa))ii kaa

{24,3}

zakaat-e ;husn de ay jalvah-e biinish kih mihr-aasaa
chiraa;G-e ;xaanah-e darvesh ho kaasah gadaa))ii kaa

{24,4}

nah maaraa jaan kar be-jurm ;Gaafil terii gardan par
rahaa maanind-e ;xuun-e be-gunah ;haq aashnaa))ii kaa

{24,5}

tamannaa-e zabaa;N ma;hv-e sipaas-e be-zabaanii hai
mi;Taa jis se taqaa.zaa shikvah-e be-dast-o-paa))ii kaa

{24,6}

vuhii ik baat hai jo yaa;N nafas vaa;N nak'hat-e gul hai
chaman kaa jalvah baa((i;s hai mirii rangii;N-navaa))ii kaa

{24,7}

dahaan-e har but-e pai;Gaarah-juu zanjiir-e rusvaa))ii
((adam tak be-vafaa charchaa hai terii be-vafaa))ii kaa

{24,8}

nah de naale ko itnaa :tuul ;Gaalib mu;xta.sar likh de
kih ;hasrat-sanj huu;N ((ar.z-e sitamhaa-e judaa))ii kaa

An unpublished verse from the first of the two original ghazals:

{24,9x}

jahaa;N mi;T jaa))e sa((ii-e diid ;xi.zr-aabaad-e aasaa))ish
bah jeb-e har nigah pinhaa;N hai ;haa.sil rahnumaa))ii kaa

An unpublished verse from the second of the two original ghazals:

{24,10x}

havas-gustaa;xii-e aa))iinah takliif-e na:zar-baazii
bah jeb-e aarzuu pinhaa;N hai ;haa.sil dil-rubaa))ii kaa