Saturday, 22 February 2014 06:26

hu_ii taaKhiir to kuchh baa_is-e-taaKhiir bhii thaa

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hu_ii taaKhiir to kuchh baa_is-e-taaKhiir bhii thaa
aap aate the magar ko_ii inaa.Ngiir na thaa

[inaa.Ngiir=one who holds the reins of a horse]

tum se bejaa hai mujhe apanii tabaahii kaa gilaa
us me.n kuchh shaa_ib-e-Khuubii-e-taqadiir bhii thaa

[bejaa=without reason; shaa_ib=hint(of)]

tuu mujhe bhuul gayaa ho to pataa batalaa duu.N
kabhii fitaraak me.n tere ko_ii naKhchiir bhii thaa

[fitaraak=hunter's bag; naKhchiir=captured prey]

qaid me.n hai tere vahashii ko vahii zulf kii yaad
haa.N kuchh ek ra.nj-e-Garaa.Nbaari-e-za.njiir bhii thaa

[vahashii=mad; ra.nj-e-garaa.Nbaari-e-za.njiir=pain due to the weight of the chains]

bijalii kau.nd ga_ii aa.Nkho.n ke aage, to kyaa
baat karate, ke mai.n lab tashnaa-e-taqariir bhii thaa

[lab tashnaa-e-taqariir=the voice of thirsty lips]

yusuf us ko kahuu.N aur kuchh na kahe, Khair hu_ii
gar biga.G baiThe to mai.n laayaq-e-ta'ziir bhii thaa

[laayaaq-e-ta'ziir=deserving of punishment]

dekh kar Gair ko kyuu.N ho na kalejaa Tha.nDaa
naalaa karataa thaa vale taalib-e-taasiir bhii thaa

[taasiir=effect]

peshe me.n aib nahii.n, rakhiye na farhaad ko naam
ham hii aashuftaa-saro.n me.n vo javaa.N 'Meer' bhii thaa

ham the marane ko kha.De paas na aayaa na sahii
aaKhir us shauKh ke tarakash me.n ko_ii tiir bhii thaa

paka.De jaate hai.n farishto.n ke likhe par naahak
aadamii ko_ii hamaaraa dam-e-tahariir bhii thaa

[dam-e-tahariir=at the time of writing]

rekhtaa ke tumhii.n ustaad nahii.n ho "Ghalib"
kahate hai.n agale zamaane me.n ko_ii 'miir' bhii thaa
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