Ahmad Faraz

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

Har tamaashaa_ii faqat saahil se ma.nzar dekhataa - Poem by Ahmad Faraz

har tamaashaa_ii faqat saahil se manzar dekhataa
kaun dariyaa ko ulaTataa kaun gauhar dekhataa

[tamaashaa_ii=spectator; faqat=merely; saahil=river side]
[ma.nzar=spectacle/show/view; gauhar=pearl]

vo to duniyaa ko merii diivaangii Khush aa ga_ii
tere haatho.n me.n vagarnaa pahalaa patthar dekhataa

[vagarnaa=otherwise]

aa.Nkh me.n aa.Nsuu ja.De the par sadaa tujh ko na dii
is tavaqqo par ki shaayad tuu palaT kar dekhataa

[sadaa=call; tavaqqo=hope]

merii qismat kii lakiire.n mere haatho.n me.n na thii.n
tere maathe par ko_ii meraa muqaddar dekhataa

[qismat=fate; lakiire.n=lines; maathe=forehead]
[muqaddar= destiny/fate]

zindagii phailii hu_ii thii shaam-e-hijraa.N kii tarah
kis ko itanaa hausalaa thaa kaun jii kar dekhataa

[shaam-e-hijraa.N=evening of separation; hausalaa=strength]

Duubane vaalaa thaa aur saahil pe cheharo.n kaa hujuum
pal kii mohalat thii mai.n kis ko aa.Nkh bhar ke dekhataa

[hujuum=crowd; mohalat=(free) time]

tuu bhii dil ko ik lahuu kii buu.Nd samajhaa hai 'Faraz'
aa.Nkh gar hotii to qatre me.n samandar dekhataa


Comments about Har tamaashaa_ii faqat saahil se ma.nzar dekhataa by Ahmad Faraz

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/4/2016 2:57:00 PM)


    aa.Nkh me.n aa.Nsuu ja.De the par sadaa tujh ko na dii
    is tavaqqo par ki shaayad tuu palaT kar dekhataa...........Awesome, Brilliant, Superb...100+++
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 23, 2012



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