• Kabhi Aisi Toh Na Thi:

    Baat Karni Mushkil Kabhi Aisi Toh Na Thi,
    Jaisi Ab Hai Teri Mehfil Kabhi Aisi Toh Na Thi;

    Le Geya Cheen Ke Kaun Aaj Tera Sabr-o-Qarar,
    Be-Qarari Tujhe Ae Dil Kabhi Aisi Toh Na Thi;

    Teri Aankhon Ne Khuda Jane Kya Kya Jadoo,
    Ki Tabiyat Meri Mayal Kabhi Aisi Toh Na Thi;

    Kya Sbab Tu Jo Bigarta Hai Zafar Se Har Bar,
    Kho Teri Hoor Shmail Kabhi Aisi Toh Na Thi!
    ~ Bahadur Shah Zafar
  • Charde Suraj:

    Charde Suraj Dhalde Vekhe,
    Bhuje Deewe Balde Vekhe;

    Heere Da Koi Mull Na Taare,
    Khote Sikke Chalde Vekhe;

    Jinha Da Na Jag Te Koi,
    Oh Vi Puttar Palde Vekhe;

    Ohdi Rehmat De Nal Bande,
    Pani Utte Chalde Vekhe;

    Loki Kehnde Daal Nahi Galdim,
    Main Te Patthar Galde Vekhe!
    ~ Bulleh Shah
  • Itni Bechaini Se Tumko:

    Itni Bechaini Se Tumko Kiski Talaash Hai,
    Woh Kaun Hai Jo Teri Aankhon Ki Pyaas Hai;

    Jabse Mila Hun Tumse Yehi Sochta Hun Main,
    Kyon Mere Dil Ko Ho Raha Tera Ehsaas Hai;

    Zindgi Ke Is Mod Pe Tum Aake Humse Yun Mile,
    Jaise Ki Koi Manzil Mere Itne Paas Hai;

    Ek Nazar Ki Aas Mein Taakta Hun Main Tujhe,
    Ab Dekh Tere Khatir Ek Aashiq Udaas Hai!
  • Justju Jiski Thi Usko:

    Justju Jiski Thi Usko Toh Na Paya Humne,
    Iss Bahaane Magar Dekh Li Duniya Humne;

    Tujhko Ruswa Na Kiya Khud Bhi Pashemaan Na Hue,
    Ishq Ki Rasm Ko Iss Tarah Nibhaya Humne;

    Kab Mili Thi Kahan Bichhadi Thi Humein Yaad Nahi,
    Zindagi Tujh Ko Toh Bas Khwab Mein Dekha Humne;

    Ai Ada Aur Sunaye Bhi Toh Kya Haal Apna,
    Umra Ka Lamba Safar Tay Kiya Tanha Humne!
  • Chalne Bhi Do Ye Qissa:

    Chalne Bhi Do Ye Qissa Abhi Kuch Din Aur,
    Rehne Do Rasm-e-Wafa Abhi Kuch Din Aur;

    Aankhon Mein Hain Uske Khwab Abhi Taza-Taza,
    Na Dekhna Gair Ko Gawara Abhi Kuch Din Aur;

    Dil Ki Barbadiyon Mein Bhi Hain Lazztein Ishq Ki,
    Mujhe Na Hai Hona Achha Abhi Kuch Din Aur;

    Main Jaanta Hun Tum Tagaful Hi Karoge Barha,
    Phir Bhi Chahta Hun Kehna Abhi Kuch Din Aur;

    Tumhein Gar Raas Hai Barbadi Dil Ki To Phir,
    Chalne Do Ye Silsila Abhi Kuch Din Aur!
  • Kab Uska Visaal:

    Kab Uska Visaal Chahiye Tha,
    Bas Ek Khayaal Chahiye Tha;

    Kab Dil Ko Jawaab Se Gharaz Thi,
    Honthon Ko Sawaal Chahiye Tha;

    Shauq Yeh Nafas Tha Aur Wafaa Ko,
    Paas-e-Mah-o-Saal Chahiye Tha;

    Ek Chehra-e-Sadaa Tha Jo Hum Ko,
    Be-Misl-o-Misaal Chahiye Tha;

    Ek Karb Mein Zaat-o-Zindagii Hain,
    Mumkin Ko Mahaal Chahiye Tha!
    ~ Jon Elia
  • Badla Lena Meri Fitrat:

    Main Lamhon Ko Waqt Ki Pukaar Deta Hoon,
    Isi Lagan Mein Kayi Shaamein Guzaar Deta Hoon;

    Main Yunhi Har Ek Se Be-Rabt Nahi Milta,
    Har Ek Shakhs Ko Us Ka Mayyaar Deta Hoon;

    Main Gham Ki Kashti Ko Dubona Nahi Chaahta,
    Bojh Barrh Jaye To Kuch Utaar Deta Hoon;

    Khushiyan Koi Maangey To Muft Deta Hoon,
    Gham Maangey Koi To Udhaar Deta Hoon;

    Badla Lena Meri Fitrat Mein Nahi 'Saaqi',
    Khizaan Ke Badley Bahaar Deta Hoon!
  • Pani Aankh Mein Bhar Kar:

    Pani Aankh Mein Bhar Kar Laya Ja Sakta Hai,
    Ab Bhi Jalta Shehar Bachaya Ja Sakta Hai;

    Ek Mohabbat Aur Woh Bhi Nakam Mohabbat,
    Lekin Iss Se Kaam Chalaya Ja Sakta Hai;

    Dil Par Paani Peene Aati Hain Umeedein,
    Iss Chashme Mein Zeher Milaya Ja Sakta Hai;

    Mujh Gumnaam Se Puchte Hain Farhaad-o-Majnoon,
    Ishq Mein Kitna Naam Kamaya Ja Sakta Hai;

    Yeh Mehtab Yeh Raat Kee Peshani Ka Ghav,
    Aisa Zakham To Dil Par Khaya Ja Sakta Hai;

    Phata Purana Khwaab Hai Mera Phir Bhi Tabish,
    Iss Mein Apna Aap Chupaya Ja Sakta Hai!
  • Aadmi Aadmi Se:

    Aadmi Aadmi Se Milta Hai,
    Dil Magar Kam Kisi Se Milta Hai;

    Rooh Ko Bhi Maza Mohabbat Ka,
    Dil Ki Hum-Saegi Se Milta Hai;

    Aaj Kya Baat Hai Ki Phulon Ka,
    Bhool Jata Hun Main Sitam Uske;

    Hosh Jab Be-Khudi Se Milta Hai,
    Karobar-e-Jahan Sanwarte Hain;

    Mil Ke Bhi Jo Kabhi Nahi Milta,
    Rang Teri Hansi Se Milta Hai;

    Teri Khush-Qamati Se Milta Hai,
    Toot Kar Dil Usi Se Milta Hai;

    Silsila Fitna-e-Qayamat Ka,
    Woh Kuchh Is Sadgi Se Milta Hai!
    ~ Jigar Moradabadi
  • Baat Karni Mushkil:

    Baat Karni Mushkil Kabhi Aisi Toh Na Thi,
    Jaisi Ab Hai Teri Mehfil Kabhi Aaisi Toh Na Thi;

    Le Geya Cheen Ke Kaun Aaj Tera Sabr-o-Qarar,
    Be-Qarari Tujhe Ai Dil Kabhi Aaisi Toh Na Thi;

    Teri Aankhon Mein Khudaa Jane Kya-Kya Jaadu,
    Ki Tabiyat Meri Mayal Kabhi Aaisi Toh Na Thi;

    Kya Sbab Tu Jo Bigarta Hai 'Zafar' Se Har Baar,
    Kho Teri Hoor Shamil Kabhi Aaisi Toh Na Thi!
    ~ Zafar Iqbal