Iztiraab

Here’s my second nazm… which I totally love!  No no, I’m so not “tooting” my own horn.. it really ended up being a nice nazm.  Iztiraab (which means “bechaini”) is the title of this nazm:

iztiraab
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aaj phir raat tirii yaad se bojhal guzri
aaj phir chaaNd mire haal pe ghamgeen rahaa
aaj phir dard kii shiddat ne mujhe toR diyaa
aaj phir shabnamii aankhoN ne tirii raah takii

meri har saaNs meiN ab tak tirii khushboo hai nihaaN
mere seene meiN abhi tak tiri dhaRkan hai javaaN
mere jazbaat ke sho’oloN meiN haraarat hai tirii
vuhii vahshat, vuhii ulfat, vuhii chaahat hai tirii

mere ash’aar ki duniyaa hai tujhii se mansoob
meri nazmoN meiN chhupaa gham bhi faqat teraa hai
tuu abhii tak hai mirii rooh kii pahnaaii meiN
mere ehsaas meiN, takh’eel kii raanaaii meiN

aaj phir chaaNd mire haal pe ghamgeen rahaa
aaj phir dil ne kaii baar sawaalaat kiye
aaj phir maiN ne kaii baar ise samjhaayaa
“jiski ulfat pe tujhe itnaa yaqeeN thaa naadaaN!
vo kisii khwaab meiN khoyii huii hogii shaayad
vo kahiiN chain se soyii huii hogii shaayad!”

08/31/06

hamaare darmiyaaN ab dooriyaaN haiN

My first nazm ever…. oh it was so much easier writing nazm than writing a Ghazal, it seems that the idea flows far better (at least in my case, that’s what happened) and the nazm just “happened” quickly, while I take my own sweet time when I write Ghazals.  Regardless, here’s my first nazm entitled:

hamaare darmiyaaN ab dooriyaaN haiN
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shab-e-furqat hai…
aur maiN sochtaa houN

hamaare darmiyaaN jo qurbateiN thiiN
vo kab aur kaise rukhsat ho gayiiN haiN
muhabbat ke vo dil-aavez naghme
vo baaheiN, vo nigaaheiN, vo ishaare
na jaane kab paraaye ban gaye sab
faqat aazurdagii hi rah gayii hai

hamaare darmiyaaN ab dooriyaaN haiN

shab-e-furqat hai…
aur maiN sochtaa houN

vo paimaan-e-vafaa sab jhooT thaa kyaa?
vo duzdeedah adaa sab jhooT thii kyaa?
vo andaaz-e-muhabbat jhooT the kyaa?
vo ulfat se bhare Khat, jhooT the kyaa?
vo sab kuchh kis tarah maiN bhool jaaouN?
faqat afsurdagii hii rah gayii hai

hamaare darmiyaaN ab dooriyaaN haiN

mujhe Khalvat meiN tanhaa chhoR kar tum
na jaane kis jahaaN meiN kho gayii ho
bhalaa maiN is sulagte dasht meiN ab
kahaaN paaouNgaa vaisii raahateiN jo
tumhaare gesuuoN kii chhaaNv meiN thiiN

shab-e-furqat hai aur maiN sochtaa houN
kabhii tumko bhi mujhse raabita thaa

magar ab to…

hamaare darmiyaaN bas dooriyaaN haiN

(August 5th 2006)

mire vaadoN ko gin_naa chhoR do tum

Here’s a Ghazal that I wrote about a year ago (before which I had taken a two year break from writing Urdu poetry), hence the Ghazal is nothing really great, though some couplets are nice, but its over-all very light-hearted and contains easy to understand language..

mire va’adoN ko gin_naa chhoR do tum
muhabbat ko parakhnaa chhoR do tum

Q
wafaa kaa daavaa kis se kar rahee ho
mujhe aise banaanaa chhoR do tum

aur us par poochhti ho “kyaa hua hai?”
aray! ghairoN se milnaa chhoR do tum

vahaaN par dostii bas naam kii hai
vahaaN kaa aanaa-jaanaa chhoR do tum

bichhaRne ki jo dil meiN Thaan lii hai
bahaane par bahaanaaa, chhoR do tum

hamaaraa rishta ik ummeed par thaa
magar ab vo fasaanaa chhoR do tum

mujhe ma’aloom hai anjaam-e-ulfat
vafaa ke geet gaanaa chhoR do tum!

agar qismat meiN fitne hi likhe haiN
to har aafat pe ronaa chhoR do tum

ye zauq-e-shaayari to Theek hai par
ghazal ko nazm kahnaa chhoR do tum

Khudaa kaa Khauf mujhko bhi hai yaaro!
mujhe kaafir bulaanaa chhoR do tum

aur ab maqta arz hai…

sanamkhaanoN meiN ‘tanhaa’ kuchh nahiiN hai
vahaaN par sar jhukaanaa chhoR do tum

August/05/2006

zaraa nigaah uThaao k kuchh qaraar aaye

Continuing with posting my own poetry (which is just a few Ghazals and Nazms that I wrote here and there), here’s another one of my proud creations.

zaraa nigaah uThaao k kuchh qaraar aaye
mai-e-nashaat pilaao k kuchh qaraar aaye

vafaa kii sham’aa jalaao k kuchh qaraar aaye
zaraa qareeb to aao k kuchh qaraar aaye

siyaah raat ke khaamosh sard lamhoN meiN
hamaaraa dil hi jalaao k kuchh qaraar aaye!

fazaaeiN guuNjatii hoN pyaar ke suroN meiN jahaaN
vahiiN kii baat sunaao k kuchh qaraar aaye!

mirii hayaat kii tanhaaiyoN ko dekho to!
abhii na chhoR ke jaao k kuchh qaraar aaye!

khizaayeiN mujhko rulaati haiN har baras aa kar
bahaaro! tum bhi rulaao k kuchh qaraar aaye!!

maiN muntazir huuN azal se k tum se mil baiThouN!
kabhii to mujhko bulaao k kuchh qaraar aaye!

tumhaare jaane se dil muztarib hai shaam-o-sahar
kabhii to lauT ke aao k kuchh qaraar aaye!

bahut sunaa chuke ulfat ke geet aie “tanhaa”
ab AISII baat sunaao k kuchh qaraar aaye!!

11/16/2003