Siddiqua Yasmeen, New Delhi, 2015

ye naa thi hamaari qismat ke visaal-e-yaar hota

agar aur jiite rahte, yahi intazaar hota

 

tere vaade par jiye hum to ye jaan jhuuth jaana

ki khushi se mar na jaate, agar e’tibaar hota

 

teri naazuki se jaana ke bandha tha ahd boda

kabhii tu na tod sakta, agar ustuvar hota

 

koi mere dil se puchhe, tere tiir-e-niim-kash ko

ye khalish kahan se hoti jo jigar ke paar hota

 

ye kahan ki dosti hai ke bane hain dost naseh

koi charasaz hota, koi gham-gusar hota

 

rag-e-sang se tapakta vo lahu ki phir na thamta

 jise gham samajh rahe ho ye agar sharar hota

 

gham agarche jaan gusil hai pa kahan bachen ki dil hai

gham-e-ishq gar na hotaa, gham-e-rozgaar hota

 

kahun kis se main ki kya hai shab-e-gham buri bala hai

mujhe kya bura tha marna agar ek baar hota

 

hue mar ke ham jo rusva, hue kyuun na gharq-e-dariya

 na kabhi janaza uthta na kahin mazar hota

 

 use kaun dekh sakta ki yagana hai vo yakta

 jo dui ki bu bhi hoti, to kahin do-chaar hota

 

ye masa.il-e-tasavvuf ye tera bayan ghalib

tujhe ham vali samajhte jo na baada khyar hota