Tughluqabad

Agra Fort, from the Berger Collection

 

Ghazal 143

6 verses (out of 13); rhyming elements: aar hai
composed 1816; Arshi #159

{143,1}

ek jaa ;harf-e vafaa likkhaa thaa so bhii mi;T gayaa
:zaahira:n kaa;Ga;z tire ;xa:t kaa ;Gala:t-bardaar hai

{143,2}

jii jale ;zauq-e fanaa kii naa-tamaamii par nah kyuu;N
ham nahii;N jalte nafas har-chand aatish-baar hai

{143,3}

aag se paanii me;N bujhte vaqt u;Thtii hai .sadaa
har ko))ii dar-maa;Ndagii me;N naale se naa-chaar hai

{143,4}

hai vuhii bad-mastii-e har ;zarrah kaa ;xvud ((u;zr-;xvaah
jis ke jalve se zamii;N taa aasmaa;N sarshaar hai

{143,5}

mujh se mat kah tuu hame;N kahtaa thaa apnii zindagii
zindagii se bhii miraa jii in dino;N be-zaar hai

{143,6}

aa;Nkh kii ta.sviir sar-naame pah khe;Nchii hai kih taa
tujh pah khul jaave kih us ko ;hasrat-e diidaar hai