Tughluqabad

Agra Fort, from the Berger Collection

 

Ghazal 131

9 verses (out of 10); rhyming elements: aat chaahiye
composed 1821; Arshi #180

{131,1}

masjid ke zer-e saayah ;xaraabaat chaahiye
bho;N paas aa;Nkh qiblah-e ;haajaat chaahiye

{131,2}

((aashiq hu))e hai;N aap bhii ek aur sha;x.s par
aa;xir sitam kii kuchh to mukaafaat chaahiye

{131,3}

de daad ay falak dil-e ;hasrat-parast kii
haa;N kuchh nah kuchh talaafii-e maafaat chaahiye

{131,4}

siikhe hai;N mah-ru;xo;N ke liye ham mu.savvarii
taqriib kuchh to bahr-e mulaaqaat chaahiye

{131,5}

mai se ;Gara.z nashaa:t hai kis ruu-siyaah ko
ik guunah be-;xvudii mujhe din raat chaahiye

{131,6}

This marks the beginning of a verse-set that includes {131,6-9}. Some editors place {131,6} at the end, since it's formally a closing-verse.

nashv-o-numaa hai a.sl se ;Gaalib furuu(( ko
;xaamoshii hii se nikle hai jo baat chaahiye

{131,7}

hai rang-e laalah-o-gul-o-nasrii;N judaa judaa
har rang me;N bahaar kaa i;sbaat chaahiye

{131,8}

sar paa-e ;xum pah chaahiye hangaam-e be-;xvudii
ruu suu-e qiblah vaqt-e munaajaat chaahiye

{131,9}

ya((nii bah ;hasb-e gardish-e paimaanah-e .sifaat
((aarif hameshah mast-e mai-e ;zaat chaahiye