Faiz Ahmed Faiz Poetry

Jurtay hoye dekha nahi totay hoye dil ko
Gir jayen jo ansu to uthaye nahi jatay
shafaq ki rakh mein jal bujh gaya sitara-e-sham
shab-e-firaq ke gesu faza mein lahrae

koi pukaro ki ek umr hone aai hai
falak ko qafila-e-roz-o-sham Thahrae

ye zid hai yaad harifan-e-baada-paima ki
ki shab ko chand na nikle na din ko abr aae

saba ne phir dar-e-zindan pe aa ke di dastak
sahar qarib hai dil se kaho na ghabrae

Aur Kya Dekhne Ko Baqi Hai
Aap Se Dil Laga Ke Dekh Lya
Aur Bhi Dukh Hain Zamane Mein Mohabat Ke Siwa
Rahaten Aur Bhi Hain Wasal Ki Rahat Ke Siwa
shaiKH sahab se rasm-o-rah na ki
shukr hai zindagi tabah na ki

tujh ko dekha to ser-chashm hue
tujh ko chaha to aur chah na ki

tere dast-e-sitam ka ijz nahin
dil hi kafir tha jis ne aah na ki

the shab-e-hijr kaam aur bahut
hum ne fikr-e-dil-e-tabah na ki

kaun qatil bacha hai shahr mein ‘faiz’
jis se yaron ne rasm-o-rah na ki

Raat Yun Dil Mein Teri Khoyi Hui Yaad Ayi
Jese Werane Mein Chupke Se Bahar Ayi
Jese Sehraon Mein Hole Se Chlae Bad-e Naseem
Jese Beemar Ko Bewaja Qarar A Jaye
Qarz-e Nigah-e Yaar Ada Kar Chuke Hain Ham
Sab Kuch Nisar Rah-e Wafa Kar Chuke Hain Ham
Kuch Imtihan-e Dast-e Jafa Kar Chuke Hain Ham
Kuch Un Ki Dastras Ka Pta Kar Chuke Hain Ham
sharah-e-bedardi-e-haalat na hone pai
ab ke bhi dil ki mudaraat na hone pai

phir wahi wada jo iqrar na banne paya
phir wahi baat jo isbaat na hone pai

phir wo parwane jinhen izn-e-shahadat na mila
phir wo shamen ki jinhen raat na hone pai

phir wahi jaan-ba-labi lazzat-e-mai se pahle
phir wo mahfil jo KHarabaat na hone pai

phir dam-e-did rahe chashm o nazar did-talab
phir shab-e-wasl mulaqat na hone pai

phir wahan bab-e-asar jaaniye kab band hua
phir yahan KHatm munajat na hone pai

‘faiz’ sar par jo har ek roz qayamat guzri
ek bhi roz mukafat na hone pai

This murky dappled glow and smoky dawn
‘Tis not the same daybreak, we did wait
Aj Tanhai Kisi HamDam Derain Ki Tarah
Karne Ayi Hai Mri Saqi Giri Sham Dhale
Muntazir Bethe Hai Ham Dono Ke Mahtab Ubhray
Aur Tra Aks Jalakne Lagy Har Saye Tale
sharh-e-firaq madh-e-lab-e-mushkbu karen
ghurbat-kade mein kis se teri guftugu karen

yar aashna nahin koi Takraen kis se jam
kis dil-ruba ke nam pe KHali subu karen

sine pe hath hai na nazar ko talash-e-baam
dil sath de to aaj gham-e-arzu karen

kab tak sunegi raat kahan tak sunaen hum
shikwe-gile sab aaj tere ru-ba-ru karen

hamdam hadis-e-ku-e-malamat sunaiyo
dil ko lahu karen ya gareban rafu karen

aashufta-sar hain muhtasibo munh na aaiyo
sar bech den to fikr-e-dil-o-jaan adu karen

tar-damani pe shaiKH hamari na jaiyo
daman nichoD den to farishte wuzu karen

sitam ki rasmen bahut thin lekin na thi teri anjuman se pahle
saza KHata-e-nazar se pahle itab jurm-e-suKHan se pahle

jo chal sako to chalo ki rah-e-wafa bahut muKHtasar hui hai
maqam hai ab koi na manzil faraaz-e-dar-o-rasan se pahle

nahin rahi ab junun ki zanjir par wo pahli ijara-dari
giraft karte hain karne wale KHirad pe diwana-pan se pahle

kare koi tegh ka nazara ab un ko ye bhi nahin gawara
ba-zid hai qatil ki jaan-e-bismil figar ho jism o tan se pahle

ghurur-e-sarw-o-saman se kah do ki phir wahi tajdar honge
jo KHar-o-KHas wali-e-chaman the uruj-e-sarw-o-suman se pahle

idhar taqaze hain maslahat ke udhar taqaza-e-dard-e-dil hai
zaban sambhaalen ki dil sambhaalen asir zikr-e-watan se pahle

sitam sikhlaega rasm-e-wafa aise nahin hota
sanam dikhlaenge rah-e-KHuda aise nahin hota

gino sab hasraten jo KHun hui hain tan ke maqtal mein
mere qatil hisab-e-KHun-baha aise nahin hota

jahan-e-dil mein kaam aati hain tadbiren na taziren
yahan paiman-e-taslim-o-raza aise nahin hota

har ek shab har ghaDi guzre qayamat yun to hota hai
magar har subh ho roz-e-jaza aise nahin hota

rawan hai nabz-e-dauran gardishon mein aasman sare
jo tum kahte ho sab kuchh ho chuka aise nahin hota