Faiz Ahmed Faiz Poetry

subh ki aaj jo rangat hai wo pahle to na thi
kya KHabar aaj KHiraman sar-e-gulzar hai kaun

sham gulnar hui jati hai dekho to sahi
ye jo nikla hai liye mishal-e-ruKHsar hai kaun

raat mahki hui aai hai kahin se puchho
aaj bikhrae hue zulf-e-trah-dar hai kaun

phir dar-e-dil pe koi dene laga hai dastak
jaaniye phir dil-e-wahshi ka talabgar hai kaun

teri surat jo dil-nashin ki hai
aashna shakl har hasin ki hai

husn se dil laga ke hasti ki
har ghaDi hum ne aatishin ki hai

subh-e-gul ho ki sham-e-mai-KHana
madh us ru-e-naznin ki hai

shaiKH se be-hiras milte hain
hum ne tauba abhi nahin ki hai

zikr-e-dozaKH bayan-e-hur o qusur
baat goya yahin kahin ki hai

ashk to kuchh bhi rang la na sake
KHun se tar aaj aastin ki hai

kaise manen haram ke sahl-pasand
rasm jo aashiqon ke din ki hai

‘faiz’ auj-e-KHayal se hum ne
aasman sindh ki zamin ki hai

tere gham ko jaan ki talash thi tere jaan-nisar chale gae
teri rah mein karte the sar talab sar-e-rahguzar chale gae

teri kaj-adai se haar ke shab-e-intizar chali gai
mere zabt-e-haal se ruTh kar mere gham-gusar chale gae

na sawal-e-wasl na arz-e-gham na hikayaten na shikayaten
tere ahd mein dil-e-zar ke sabhi iKHtiyar chale gae

ye hamin the jin ke libas par sar-e-rah siyahi likhi gai
yahi dagh the jo saja ke hum sar-e-bazm-e-yar chale gae

na raha junun-e-ruKH-e-wafa ye rasan ye dar karoge kya
jinhen jurm-e-ishq pe naz tha wo gunahgar chale gae

teri umid tera intizar jab se hai
na shab ko din se shikayat na din ko shab se hai

kisi ka dard ho karte hain tere nam raqam
gila hai jo bhi kisi se tere sabab se hai

hua hai jab se dil-e-na-subur be-qabu
kalam tujh se nazar ko baDe adab se hai

agar sharar hai to bhaDke jo phul hai to khile
tarah tarah ki talab tere rang-e-lab se hai

kahan gae shab-e-furqat ke jagne wale
sitara-e-sahari ham-kalam kab se hai

tujhe pukara hai be-irada
jo dil dukha hai bahut ziyaada

nadim ho tera harf-e-shirin
to rang par aae rang-e-baada

ata karo ek ada-e-dairin
to ashk se tar karen libaada

na jaane kis din se muntazir hai
dil-e-sar-e-rah-guzar fitada

ki ek din phir nazar mein aae
wo baam-e-raushan wo dar kushada

wo aae pursish ko phir sajae
qaba-e-rangin ada-e-sada

tum aae ho na shab-e-intizar guzri hai
talash mein hai sahar bar bar guzri hai

junun mein jitni bhi guzri ba-kar guzri hai
agarche dil pe KHarabi hazar guzri hai

hui hai hazrat-e-naseh se guftugu jis shab
wo shab zarur sar-e-ku-e-yar guzri hai

wo baat sare fasane mein jis ka zikr na tha
wo baat un ko bahut na-gawar guzri hai

na gul khile hain na un se mile na mai pi hai
ajib rang mein ab ke bahaar guzri hai

chaman pe ghaarat-e-gul-chin se jaane kya guzri
qafas se aaj saba be-qarar guzri hai

tumhaari yaad ke jab zaKHm bharne lagte hain
kisi bahane tumhein yaad karne lagte hain

hadis-e-yar ke unwan nikharne lagte hain
to har harim mein gesu sanwarne lagte hain

har ajnabi hamein mahram dikhai deta hai
jo ab bhi teri gali se guzarne lagte hain

saba se karte hain ghurbat-nasib zikr-e-watan
to chashm-e-subh mein aansu ubharne lagte hain

wo jab bhi karte hain is nutq o lab ki baKHiya-gari
faza mein aur bhi naghme bikharne lagte hain

dar-e-qafas pe andhere ki mohr lagti hai
to ‘faiz’ dil mein sitare utarne lagte hain