Ahmad Faraz

(12 January 1931 - 25 August 2008 / Kohat / Pakistan)

Ab naye saal kii mohalat nahii.n milane vaalii


ab naye saal kii mohalat nahii.n milane vaalii
aa chuke ab to shab-o-roz azaabo.n vaale

[mohalat=time; shab-o-roz=night and day; azaab=pain/misfortune]

ab to sab dashnaa-o-Khanjar kii zubaa.N bolate hai.n
ab kahaa.N log muhabbat ke nisaabo.n vaale

[dashnaa=dagger]

zindaa rahane kii tamannaa ho to ho jaate hai.n
faaKhtaao.n ke bhii kirdaar uqaabo.n vaale

na mere zaKhm khile hai.n na teraa rang-e-hinaa
mausam aaye hii nahii.n ab ke gulaabo.n vaale

Submitted: Monday, April 23, 2012
Edited: Monday, April 23, 2012

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