Mirza Ghalib

Mirza Ghalib

dekhna qismat ki aap apne pe rashk aajaaye hai maiN use; dekhooN, bhalaa kab mujhse dekha jaaye hai haath dho dil se yahee garmee gar andeshe meiN hai aabgeena tundee-e-sahbaa se pighla jaaye hai GHair ko yaarab ! woh kyoNkar mana'a-e-gustaaKHee kare ? gar haya bhee usko aatee hai to sharma jaaye hai shauq ko ye lat ke hardam naala KheeNche jaayiye
dil ki woh haalat ki dam lene se ghabra jaaye hai

door chashm-e-bad ! teree bazm-e-tarab se waah-waah
naGHma ho jaata hai waaN gar naala mera jaaye hai

GHarche hai tarz-e-taGHaaful, pardaadaar-e-raaz-e-ishq
par ham 'eise khoye jaate haiN ki woh paa jaaye hai

uskee bazm_aaraaiyaaN sunkar dil-e-raNjoor yaaN
misl-e-naqsh-e-muddaa-e-GHair baiTHa jaaye hai

hoke aashiq woh paree_ruKH aur naazuk ban gaya
rang khulta jaaye hai, jitna ki uData jaaye hai

naqsh ko uske musawwir par bhee kya-kya naaz hai
kheeNchta hai jis qadar, utana hee khiNchta jaaye hai

saaya meraa mujhse misl-e-dood bhaage hai 'Asad'
paas mujh aatish_bazaaN ke kisse Thahra jaaye hai
hai bas ki har ik unake ishaare me.n nishaa.N aur
karate hai.n muhabbat to guzarataa hai gumaa.N aur

yaa rab vo na samajhe hai.n na samajhe.nge merii baat
de aur dil unako jo na de mujhako zubaa.N aur

abaruu se hai kyaa us nigaah -e-naaz ko paiba.nd
hai tiir muqarrar magar usakii hai kamaa.N aur

tum shahar me.n ho to hame.n kyaa Gam jab uThe.nge
le aaye.nge baazaar se jaakar dil-o-jaa.N aur

har cha.nd subuk_dast hue but_shikanii me.n
ham hai.n to abhii raah me.n hai sang-e-giraa.N aur

hai Khuun-e-jigar josh me.n dil khol ke rotaa
hote kaii jo diidaa-e-Khuu.Nnaaba_fishaa.N aur

marataa huu.N is aavaaz pe har cha.nd sar u.D jaaye
jallaad ko lekin vo kahe jaaye ki haa.N aur

logo.n ko hai Khurshiid-e-jahaa.N taab kaa dhokaa
har roz dikhaataa huu.N mai.n ik daaG-e-nihaa.N aur

letaa na agar dil tumhe.n detaa koii dam chain
karataa jo na marataa koii din aah-o-fuGaa.N aur

paate nahii.n jab raah to cha.D jaate hai.n naale
rukatii hai merii tabaa to hotii hai ravaa.N aur hai.n aur

bhii duniyaa me.n suKhanavar bahut achchhe
kahate hai.n ki 'Ghalib' kaa hai a.ndaaz-e-bayaa.N aur
arz-e-niyaaz-e-ishq ke qaabil nahii.n rahaa
jis dil pe naaz thaa mujhe vo dil nahii.n rahaa

jaataa huu.N daaG-e-hasarat-e-hastii liye hue
huu.N shammaa-e-kushtaa daraKhur-e-mahafil nahii.n rahaa

marane kii ai dil aur hii tadabiir kar ki mai.n
shaayaan-e-dast-o-baazuu-e-qaatil nahii.n rahaa

ba-ruu-e-shash jihat dar-e-aa_iinaabaaz hai
yaa.N imtiaaz-e-naakis-o-qaamil nahii.n rahaaa

vaa kar diye hai.n shauq ne band-e-naqaab-e-husn
Gair az nigaah ab ko_ii haa_il nahii.n rahaa

go mai.n rahaa rahiin-e-sitam haaye rozagaar
lekin tere Khayaal se Gaafil nahii.n rahaa

dil se havaa-e-kisht-e-vafaa miT ke vaa.N
haasil sivaaye hasrat-e-haasil nahii.n rahaa

bedaad-e-ishq se nahii.n Darata magar 'Asad'
jis dil pe naaz thaa mujhe vo dil nahii.n rahaa
Na tha kuch to Khuda tha, kuch na hota to Khuda hota
Duboyaa mujh ko hone ne, na hotaa main to kyaa hotaa

huaa jab Gam se yuu.N behis to Gam kyaa sar ke kaTane kaa
na hotaa gar judaa tan se to zaa.Nno.n par dharaa hotaa

Huii muddat ke 'Ghalib' mar gayaa par yaad aataa hai
wo har ek baat pe kehnaa ke yuuN hotaa to kyaa hotaa

Taskin ko ham na roen jo zauq-e-nazr mile
Huraan-e-khuld mein teri surat magar mile.

Apni gali mein mujhko na kar dafan baad-e-qatal
Mere pate se khalaq ko kyon tera ghar mile.

Saqi gari ki sharm karo aaj warna ham
Har shab piya hi karte hain, mai jis qadar mile

Tujh se to kuchh kalaam nahin lekin ai nadim.
Mera salaam kaheyo agar naama bar mile.

Tum ko bhi ham dikhaenge Majnun ne kya kiya
Fursat kashaakash-e-gham-e-pinhaan se gar mile.

Laazim nahin ke khizar ki ham pairwi karen
Maana ke ek bazurg hamen ham safar mile.

Ai saaknaan-e-kucha-e-dildaar dekhna
Tum ko kahin jo Ghalib-e-aashufta sar mile

shauq har rang raqeeb-e-sar-o-saamaaN niklaa
qais tasveer ke parde meiN bhee uriyaaN niklaa.

zaKhm ne daad na dee, tangee-e-dil ki yaarab !
teer bhee seena-e-bismil se par_afshaaN niklaa.

boo-e-gul, naala-e-dil, dood-e-charaaGH-e-mehfil
jo teree bazm se nikla, so parishaaN niklaa

thee nau_aamoz_fana'a himmat-e-dushwaar_pasand
saKHt mushkil hai ki yah kaam bhee aasaaN nikla

dil meiN fir giryaaN ne ik shor uThaaya 'GHalib
' aah jo qatra na nikla tha, so toofaaN nikla.
kabhee nekee bhee uske jee meiN gar aa jaaye hai mujhse
jafaayeN karke apnee yaad sharma jaaye hai mujhse

KHudaaya ! jazbaa-e-dil kee magar taaseer ulTee hai
ki jitna khiNtchataa hooN aur khiNtchtaa jaaye hai mujhse

woh bad_KHoo aur meree daastan-e-ishq tulaanee
ibaarat muKHtasar, qaasid bhee ghabra jaaye hai mujhse

udhar woh bad_GHumaanee hai, idhar yeh naatavaanee hai
na poocha jaaye hai us'se, na bola jaaye hai mujhse

sambhalne de mujhe 'ei na_ummidee kya qayaamat hai
ki daamaan-e-KHayaal-e-yaar chooTa jaaye hai mujhse

takalluf bartaraf nazzaaragee meiN bhee sahi, lekin

woh dekha jaaye, kab ye zulm dekha jaaye hai mujhse
hue haiN paaNv hee pehle nabard-e-ishq meiN na bhaaga jaaye hai mujhse, na Thehra jaaye hai mujhse qayaamat hai ke howe muddaee ka ham_safar 'GHalib' woh kaafir, jo KHuda ko bhee na sauNpa jaaye hai mujhse
kisee ko de ke dil koee nawaa_sanj-e-fuGHaaN kyoN ho ?
na ho jab dil hee seene meiN to fir muNh meiN zubaaN kyoN ho ?

woh apnee KHoo na choDenge, ham apnee waz'a kyoN badleiN ?
subak_sar banke kya poocheiN ki ham se sar_giraaN kyoN ho ?

kiya GHam_KHwaar ne ruswa, lage aag is muhabbat ko
na laaye taab jo Gham ki, woh mera raazdaaN kyoN ho ?

wafa kaisee ? kahaaN ka ishq ? jab sar phoDna THehra
to fir 'ei sang_dil tera hee sang-e-aastaaN kyoN ho ?

qafas meiN mujh se roodaad-e-chaman kehte na Dar hamdam
giree hai jis pe kal bijlee woh mera aashiyaaN kyoN ho ?

ye kah sakte ho "ham dil meiN naheeN haiN" par ye batlaao
ki jab dil meiN tumhee-tum ho to aaNkho se nihaaN kyoN ho ?

GHalat hai jazba-e-dil ka shikwa, dekho jurm kiska hai
na khiNcho gar tum apne ko kashaakash darmiyaaN kyoN ho ?

ye fitna aadmee ki KHaana_weeraanee ko kya kam hai ?
hue tum dost jiske, dushman uska aasmaaN kyoN ho ?

yahee hai aazmaana to sataana kis ko kehte haiN ?
`adoo ke ho liye jab tum to mera imtihaaN kyoN ho ?

kaha tumne ki "kyoN ho GHair ke milne meiN ruswaaee ?"
baja kehte ho, sach kehte ho, fir kahiyo ki "haaN kyoN ho ?"
nikaala chaahata hai kaam kya taa'anoN se too 'GHalib'
tere be_mehar kehne se wo tujh par meharabaaN kyoN ho ?
jaur se baaz aaye par baaz aayaiN kya ?
kehte haiN, ham tumko muNh dikhlayaiN kya ?

raat din gardish meiN haiN saat aasmaaN
ho rahega kuchch-na-kuchch ghabraayaiN kya ?

laag ho to usko ham samjaiN lagaav
jab na ho kuchch bhee, to dhoka khayaiN kya ?

ho liye kyoN naamaabar ke saath-saath ?
yaarab ! apne Khat ko ham pahooNchaayaiN kya ?

mauj-e-KHooN sar se guzar hee kyoN na jaaye
aastaan-e-yaar se uTh jaayaiN kya ?

umr bhar dekha kiye marne kee raah
mar gaye par dekhiye dikhlaayaiN kya?

poochchte haiN woh ki 'GHalib' kaun hai ?
koee batlao ki ham batlaayaiN kya ?
Rone se aur ishq meiN be_baak ho gaye
dhoye gaye ham 'eise ki bas paak ho gaye

sarf-e-baha-e-mai hue aalaat-e-maikashee

the; ye hee do hisaab, so yoN paak ho gaye

ruswa-e-dahar go hue aawaargee se tum
baare tabeeyatoN ke to chaalaak ho gaye

kehta hai kaun naala-e-bulbul ko be_asar
parde meiN gul ke laakh jigar chaak ho gaye

pooche hai kya wujood-o-adam 'ehl-e-shauq ka
aap apnee aag se KHas-o-KHaashaak ho gaye

karne gaye the; usse taghaaful ka ham gila
kee ek hee nigaah ki bas Khaak ho gaye

is DHang se uTHaayee kal usne 'Asad' ki laash
dushman bhee jisko dekhke GHamnaak ho gaye