sab kahaaN kuchh laalaa-o-gul mein numaayaaN ho gayeen
Khaak men kyaa suuraten hongii ki pinhaaN ho gayeen

yaad thii hamako bhii rangaa rang bazmaaraaiiyaaN
lekin ab naqsh-o-nigaar-e-taaq-e-nisiyaaN ho gayeen

thiin banaatunnaash-e-garduuN din ko parde men nihaaN
shab ko unake jii men kyaa aaii ki uriyaaN ho gayeen

qaid men yaaquub ne lii go na yuusuf kii Khabar
lekin aaNkhen rauzan-e-diivaar-e-zindaaN ho gayeen

sab raqiibon se ho.n naaKhush, par zanaan-e-misr se
hai zulaiKhaa Khush ke mahv-e-maah-e-kanaaN ho gayeen

juu-e-KhuuN aa.Nkho.n se bahane do ki hai shaam-e-firaaq
main ye samajhuuNgaa ke shamaen ho farozaaN ho gayeen

in pariizaadon se lenge Khuld men ham intaqaam
qudarat-e-haq se yahii huuren agar waaN ho gayeen

neend usakii hai, dimaaG usakaa hai, raaten usakii hain
terii zulfen jisake baazuu par parishaaN ho gayeen

main chaman men kyaa gayaa, goyaa dabistaaN khul gayaa
bul-bulen sun kar mere naale, Gazal_KhvaaN ho gayeen

vo nigaahen kyuuN huii jaatii hain yaarab dil ke paar
jo merii kotaahii-e-qismat se mizshgaaN ho gayeen

bas ki rokaa main ne aur siine men ubharen pai ba pai
merii aahen baKhiyaa-e-chaak-e-gariibaaN ho gayeen

waaN gayaa bhii main to unakii gaaliyon kaa kyaa javaab
yaad thii jitanii duaaen, sarf-e-darbaaN ho gayeen

jaaNfizaa hai baadaa, jisake haath men jaam aa gayaa
sab lakiiren haath kii goyaa rag-e-jaaN ho gayeen

ham muvahihad hain, hamaaraa kesh hai tark-e-ruusuum
millaten jab miT gayeen, ajzaa-e-iimaaN ho gayeen

ranj se Khuugar huaa insaaN to miT jaataa hai ranj
mushkilen mujh par paDi itanii ke aasaaN ho gayeen

yuuN hii gar rotaa rahaa 'Ghalib', to ae ahl-e-jahaaN
dekhanaa in bastiyon ko tum ki viiraaN ho gayeen
Sab kahaan kuchh laalaa-o-gul mein numaayaaN ho gayeen
Khaak men kyaa suuraten hongii ki pinhaaN ho gayeen

yaad thii hamako bhii rangaa rang bazmaaraaiiyaaN
lekin ab naqsh-o-nigaar-e-taaq-e-nisiyaaN ho gayeen

thiin banaatunnaash-e-garduuN din ko parde men nihaaN
shab ko unake jii men kyaa aaii ki uriyaaN ho gayeen

qaid men yaaquub ne lii go na yuusuf kii Khabar
lekin aaNkhen rauzan-e-diivaar-e-zindaaN ho gayeen

sab raqiibon se ho.n naaKhush, par zanaan-e-misr se
hai zulaiKhaa Khush ke mahv-e-maah-e-kanaaN ho gayeen

juu-e-KhuuN aa.Nkho.n se bahane do ki hai shaam-e-firaaq
main ye samajhuuNgaa ke shamaen ho farozaaN ho gayeen

in pariizaadon se lenge Khuld men ham intaqaam
qudarat-e-haq se yahii huuren agar waaN ho gayeen

neend usakii hai, dimaaG usakaa hai, raaten usakii hain
terii zulfen jisake baazuu par parishaaN ho gayeen

main chaman men kyaa gayaa, goyaa dabistaaN khul gayaa
bul-bulen sun kar mere naale, Gazal_KhvaaN ho gayeen

vo nigaahen kyuuN huii jaatii hain yaarab dil ke paar
jo merii kotaahii-e-qismat se mizshgaaN ho gayeen

bas ki rokaa main ne aur siine men ubharen pai ba pai
merii aahen baKhiyaa-e-chaak-e-gariibaaN ho gayeen

waaN gayaa bhii main to unakii gaaliyon kaa kyaa javaab
yaad thii jitanii duaaen, sarf-e-darbaaN ho gayeen

jaaNfizaa hai baadaa, jisake haath men jaam aa gayaa
sab lakiiren haath kii goyaa rag-e-jaaN ho gayeen

ham muvahihad hain, hamaaraa kesh hai tark-e-ruusuum
millaten jab miT gayeen, ajzaa-e-iimaaN ho gayeen

ranj se Khuugar huaa insaaN to miT jaataa hai ranj
mushkilen mujh par paDi itanii ke aasaaN ho gayeen

yuuN hii gar rotaa rahaa 'Ghalib', to ae ahl-e-jahaaN
dekhanaa in bastiyon ko tum ki viiraaN ho gayeen

{Mirza ghalib} Na tha kuchch to KHuda tha, kuchch na hota to KHuda hota
duboya mujhko hone ne, na hota maiN to kya hota?

huaa jab GHam se yooN behis to GHam kya sar ke kaTne ka
na hota gar juda tan se to zaanooN par dhaRa hota

huee muddat ke 'GHalib' mar gaya par yaad aata hai
wo har ek baat pe kehana, ke yooN hota to kya hota?