Tughluqabad

Agra Fort, from the Berger Collection

 

Ghazal 228

10 divan verses (5 of 9 + 5 of 9); rhyming elements: aar hai
composed [1816 and] 1821; Arshi #176

{228,1}

jis jaa nasiim shaanah-kash-e zulf-e yaar hai
naafah dimaa;G-e aahuu-e dasht-e tataar hai

{228,2}

kis kaa suraa;G-e jalvah hai ;hairat ko ay ;xudaa
aa))iinah farsh-e shash-jihat-e inti:zaar hai

{228,3}

hai ;zarrah ;zarrah tangii-e jaa se ;Gubaar-e shauq
gar daam yih hai vus((at-e .sa;hraa shikaar hai

{228,4}

dil mudda((ii-o-diidah banaa mudda((;aa ((aliih
na:z:zaare kaa muqaddamah phir ruu-bakaar hai

{228,5}

chhi;Rke hai shabnam aa))inah-e barg-e gul par aab
ay ((andaliib vaqt-e vidaa((-e bahaar hai

{228,6}

pach aa pa;Rii hai va((dah-e dil-daar kii mujhe
vuh aa))e yaa nah aa))e pah yaa;N inti:zaar hai

{228,7}

be-pardah suu-e vaadii-e majnuu;N guzar nah kar
har ;zarre ke niqaab me;N dil be-qaraar hai

{228,8}

ay ((andaliib yak kaf-e ;xas bahr-e aashiyaa;N
:tuufaan-e aamad-aamad-e fa.sl-e bahaar hai

{228,9}

dil mat ga;Nvaa ;xabar nah sahii sair hii sahii
ay be-dimaa;G aa))inah tim;saal-daar hai

{228,10}

;Gaflat kafiil-e ((umr-o-asad .zaamin-e nashaa:t
ay marg-e naagahaa;N tujhe kyaa inti:zaar hai

Some unpublished verses from the first ghazal:

{228,11x}

minnat-kashii me;N ;hau.salah be-i;xtiyaar hai
daamaan-e .sad kafan tah-e sang-e mazaar hai

{228,12x}

((ibrat-:talab hai ;hal-e mu((ammaa-e aagahii
shabnam gudaaz-e aa))inah-e i((tibaar hai

{228,13x}

kaifiyat-e hujuum-e tamannaa rasaa asad
;xamyaazah saa;Gar-e mai-e ranj-e ;xumaar hai