Treasure Island

Shahzia Batool

(Pakistan)

Ghazal!


Arzu-e-sahar mein kiya karti
zindagi ko basar mein kiya karti

ashk behnay mein ik tabaahi thi
rokti na agar to kiya karti

mujh ko urrnay ka shoq tha hi nhi
baadalon per safar mein kiya karti

shehr veeraan, manzilen ma'adoom
aur tanha dagar- mein kiya karti

essi cheezon ki uss ko qadr na thi
apnay dil ko nazar mein kiya karti

saray shikway, gilay sbhi such thay
maanti na agar to kiya karti

Dil ki baazi mein haar behtar thi
phir bhala jeet kar mein kiya karti

Submitted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 11, 2013

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.....a long time write! ! !

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  • Passionate Reader (7/11/2013 3:59:00 PM)

    A lovely ghazal! ! ! Good rhythm throughout the poem thus making it enjoyable.

    mujh ko urrnay ka shoq tha hi nhi
    baadalon per safar mein kiya karti

    arresting lines! ! !

    The ending is fabulous! ! ! :) (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (7/11/2013 1:59:00 PM)

    each word is like pearl embedded with magnifiscent shinning. each line is marvellous confessing the truth. just witnessing last one - in the game of love the winner has to loose one's heart. beautiful ghazal.10 +++ (Report) Reply

  • Jahan Zeb (7/11/2013 12:15:00 AM)

    I cannot choose one particular pair of lines to be the best one. Each line has it's own beauty. A perfect ghazal. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (7/10/2013 9:41:00 PM)

    Dil ki baazi mein haar behtar thi/phir bhala jeet kar mein kiya karti - - - - - -excellent verse.I think these are the keynote of the poem. (Report) Reply

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