• Tum Aaye Ho, Na Shab-e-Intezar Guzri Hai,
    Talash Mein Hai Sahar, Baar, Baar Guzri Hai;

    Junoon Mein Jitni Bhi Guzri Bekar Guzri Hai,
    Agarche Dil Pe Kharabi Hazaar Guzri Hai;

    Woh Baat Sare Fasane Mein Jiska Zikr Na Tha,
    Woh Baat Un Ko Bahut Nagavar Guzri Hai;

    Na Gul Khile Hain, Na Un Se Mile Hain, Na Mai Pi Hai,
    Ajeeb Rang Mein Ab Ke Bahaar, Guzri Hai;

    Chaman Pe Gharat-e-Gulchin Se Jane Kya Guzri,
    Qafas Se Aaj Saba Be-Qarar Guzri Hai!
    ~ Faiz Ahmad Faiz
  • Ulti Ho Gayi Sab Tadbeerein Kuchh Na Dawa Ne Kaam Kiya,
    Dekha ! Is Beemaari-E-Dil Ne Aakhir Kaam Tammam Kiya;

    Ahad-E-Jawaani Ro Ro Kaata, Peeri Mein Li Aankhein Moond,
    Yaani Raat Bahut The Jaage, Subah Huyi Aaraam Kiya;

    Naahak Ham Majbooron Par Yeh Tohmat Hai Mukhtaari Ki,
    Chaahte Hain So Aap Kare Hain Hamko Abas Badnaam Kiya;

    Yaan Ke Sapaid-O-Siyaah Mein Hamko Dakhl Jo Hai So Itna Hai,
    Raat Ko Ro Ro Subah Kiya Ya Din Ko Jun Tun Shaam Kiya;

    'Meer' Ke Deen-O-Mazhab Ko Ab Poocho Kya Ho Un Ne To,
    Kashqaan Khaincha, Deher Mein Baitha, Kab Ka Tarq-Islaam Kiya!
    ~ Meer Taqi Meer
  • Yeh Narm Narm Hawa Jhilmila Rahe Hain Chirag,
    Tere Khyal Kee Khushboo Se Bas Rahe Hain Dimag;

    Dilon Ko Tere Tabassum Kee Yaad Yun Aayi,
    Ki Jagmaga Uthe Jis Tarah Mandiron Mein Chirag;

    Tamaam Shola-E-Gul Hai Tamaam Mauj-E-Bahaar,
    Ki Taa-Had-E-Nigaah-E-Shauq Lahlahate Hain Baag;

    Nayi Zameen, Naya Aasmaan, Nayi Duniya,
    Suna To Hai Ki Mohabbat Ko In Dinon Hai Farag;

    Dilon Mein Daag-E-Mohabbat Ka Ab Yeh Aalam Hai,
    Ki Jaise Neend Mein Doobe Hon Pichali Raat Chirag;

    Firaq Bazm-E-Chiragan Hai Mehfil-E-Rindan,
    Saje Hain Pighli Hui Aag Se Chalkate Ayaag!
    ~ Firaq Gorakhpuri
  • Itna To Dosti Ka Silaah Dijiye Mujhe,
    Apna Samajh Ke Zeher Pila Dijiye Mujhe;

    Uthe Na Taa-Ke Aap Ki Janib Nazar Koi,
    Jitni Bhi Tohmtain Hain Lagaa Dijiye Mujhe;

    Kyon Aap Ki Khushi Ko Mera Gham Kare Udaas,
    Ik Talkhh Haadsa Hun Bhula Dijiye Mujhe;

    Main Aap Ke Kareeb Hi Hota Hun Har Ghadi,
    Mauka Kabhi Pade To Sada Dijiye Mujhe;

    Har Cheez Dastiyaab Hai Bazaar Mein Adam,
    Jhoothi Khushi Khareed Ke La Dijiye Mujhe!
  • Tamanaaon Main Uljhaaya Geya Hoon,
    Khilone De Ke Behlaaya Geya Hoon;

    Hoon Iss Kuuche Ke Har Zaray Se Waqif,
    Idhar Se Mudatton Aaya Geya Hoon;

    Nahin Uthte Qadam Kyun Jaanib-E-Dair,
    Kisi Masjid Main Behkaaya Geya Hoon;

    Dil-E-Muztar Se Pooch Ae Raunak-E-Bazm,
    Main Khud Aaya Nahin Laaya Geya Hoon;

    Savera Hai Bohat Ae Shor-E-Mehshar,
    Abhi Bekaar Uthvaaya Geya Hoon;

    Sataya Aa Ke Pehron Aarzuu Ne,
    Jo Dum Bhar Aap Main Paaya Geya Hoon;

    Kuja Main Aur Kuja Ae Shad Duniya,
    Kahan Se Kis Jagah Laaya Geya Hoon!
    ~ Shad Azeembadi
  • Apni Tanhayi Mere Naam Pe Abaad Kare,
    Kaun Ho Ga Jo Mujhe Uss Ki Tarah Yaad Kare,

    Dil Ajab Sheher Ke Jis Pr Bhi Khula Dar Us Ka,
    Woh Musaafir Isse Har Samt Se Barbaad Kare,

    Apne Qaatil Ki Zehaanat Se Pareshaan Hoon Main,
    Roz Ik Maut Naye Tarzz Ki Ijaad Kare,

    Itna Hairaan Ho Meri Be-Talabbi Ke Aagey,
    Waa Qaffass Main Koi Dar Khud Mera Sayaad Kare,

    Salb-E-Binaayi Ke Ehkaam Mile Hain Jo Kabhi,
    Roshni Chhuune Ki Khawhish Koi Shab-Zaad Kare,

    Soch Rakhnaa Bhi Jaraayem Main Hai Shaamil Ab To,
    Wohi Maasoom Hai Har Baat Pe Jo Saad Kare,

    Jab Lahuu Bol Parre Us Ke Gavaahon Ke Khilaaf,
    Qaazi-E-Sheher Kuch Is Baab Main Irshaad Kare,

    Uss Ki Muthi Main Bohat Roz Raha Mera Wajood,
    Mere Saahir Se Kaho Ab Mujhe Aazaad Kare!
    ~ Parveen Shakir
  • Hum Musaafir Yun Hi Masroof-E-Safar Jaayen Ge,
    Be-Nishaan Ho Gaye Jab Shehar To Ghar Jaayen Ge;

    Kis Kadar Hoga Yahan Mehr-O-Wafa Ka Maatam,
    Hum Teri Yaad Se Jis Roz Utar Jaayen Ge;

    Jauhri Band Kiye Jaate Hain Bazaar-E-Sukhan,
    Hum Kise Bechne Almaas-O-Gauhar Jayen Ge;

    Nemat-E-Zeest Ka Yeh Karz Chukega Kaise,
    Laakh Ghabra Ke Yeh Kehte Hain Rahen Mar Jaayen Ge;

    Shayad Apna Bhi Koi Bait Hudi-Khvan Ban Kar,
    Saath Jaaye Ga Mere Yaar Jidhar Jaayen Ge;

    Faiz Aate Hain Rah-E-Ishq Main Jo Sakht Maqaam,
    Aane Walon Se Kaho Hum To Guzar Jaayen Ge!
    ~ Faiz Ahmad Faiz
  • Na Ho Yaa Rabb Aisi Tabiyat Kisi Kee,
    Ki Hans Hans Ke Dekhe Museebat Kisi Kee;

    Jafaa Un Se Mujh Se Wafa Kaise Chhute,
    Ye Sach Hai Nahi Chhutati Aadat Kisi Kee;

    Achhoota Jo Gham Ho To Is Mein Bhi Khush Hun,
    Nahi Mujh Ko Manzoor Shirkat Kisi Kee;

    Haseeno Kee Dono Adayein Hain Dil-Bar,
    Kisi Kee Haya To Shararat Kisi Kee;

    Mujhe Gum-Shuda Dil Ka Gham Hai To Ye Hai,
    Ke Is Mein Bhari Thi Mohabbat Kisi Kee;

    Bahut Roye Hum Yaad Mein Apne Dil Kee,
    Jahan Dekhi Nanhi Si Turbat Kisi Kee!
    ~ Afsar Allahabadi
  • Mujhse Milne Ke Wo

    Mujhse Milne Ke Wo Karta Thaa Bahane Kitne,
    Ab Guzarega Mere Saath Zamaane Kitne;

    Main Gira Tha To Bahut Log Ruke The Lekin,
    Sochta Hun Mujhe Aaye The Uthane Kitne;

    Jis Tarah Maine Tujhe Apna Bana Rakha Hai,
    Sochte Honge Yahi Baat Na Jaane Kitne;

    Tum Naya Zakham Lagao Tumhein Is Se Kya Hai,
    Bharne Wale Hain Abhi Zakham Purane Kitne!
    ~ Seemab Akbarabadi
  • Jhonka Idhar Na Aaye Naseem-e-Bahaar Ka,
    Naazuk Bahut Hai Phool Charaag-e-Mazaar Ka;

    Phir Baithe-Baithe Vaad-e-Vasl Us Ne Kar Liya,
    Phir Uth Khada Hua Vahi Rog Intezaar Ka;

    Shaakhon Se Barg-e-Gul Nahi Jhadte Hain Baag Mein,
    Zevar Utaar Raha Hai Uroos-e-Bahaar Ka;

    Har Gul Se Laalazaar Mein Ye Puchta Hun Main,
    Tu Hi Pata Bata De Dil-e-Daagdaar Ka;

    Is Pyaar Se Fishaar Diya Gor-e-Tang Ne,
    Yaad Aa Geya Maza Mujhe Aagosh-e-Yaar Ka;

    Hilti Nahi Hawa Se Chaman Mein Ye Daaliyan,
    Munh Choomte Hain Phool Uroos-e-Bahaar Ka;

    Uthta Hai Naza Mein Vo Sarhane Se Ai 'Ameer',
    Mitta Hai Aasra Dil-e-Ummeedvaar Ka!
    ~ Ameer Minai