Poetry

A collection of my urdu ghazals and couplets, all of which are composed in classical persian meters.

For readers who don't know urdu - I do intend to add english translations to all my poetic works in the (near) future. The posts themselves are written in roman urdu, so you might just want to read them anyway (for the sake of rhythm).

The picture on top is a page from a medieval manuscript of Mevlaana Rumi's Mathnavi.

Soz-e-hasti jaam-e-masti

Soz e hasti jaam e masti chahiye jo lijiye, Aaj sauda muft ka hai, lena hai so lijiye; Yeh samandar ishq ka hai qatra qatra zehr »

AashiqoN ko tadhpaana

Aashiqon ko tadpaana, chodkar guzar jaana, UNPE hi to sajta hai yeh hunar, 'guzar jaana'; waqt ki rawaani bhi UNSE faiz paati hai, UNSE hi toh »

WOH humse ghaflat-o-nafrat kare

WOH humse ghaflat-o-nafrat kare, bakhair kare, Usi se hai USEY ulfat, ke jisse bair kare; Meri nazar mein TERI har adaa niraali hai, TU mujhse pyaar »

Khulaasa kar raha huN

Khulaasa kar raha hun main haqeeqat ka TERE aage, Magar khaamosh hun ke TU hi khud badhkar Kahe 'aage'! Yaqeenan haar yeh meri hai har ek »

Husn ki barq se

Husn ki barq se woh qahr ka dhhaana UNKA! Lagaa kuch der ko hai saara zamaana UNKA! Khel hi khel mein woh aag lagaana UNKA! Dillagi »

TERE dar se juda hokar

TERE dar se juda hokar to hum har modh par bhatke! Batao TUM to phir kyun kar Mera sar dar-ba-dar bhatke! Yaqeenan yeh karaamat hai jamaal-e-YAAR »