Toote hain sheesha dil haaye dil itne ke ehl-e-dard,
Rakhte hain paaon khaak par sau baar dekh kar..

Khulta kisi pay kya mery dil ka muamla,
Shairon k intekhab nay ruswa kia mujhy..!!

Be-Khudi Be-Sabab Nahi Ghalib
Kuchh To Hai Jis Ki Parda-Daari Hai

Ishq per zor nahin, yeh woh aatish Ghalib,
Ke lagaaye na lage aur bujhaaye na bujhayy..

Ye na thi hamari kismat ke visaal-e-yaar hota,
Agar aur jeetey rehtey, yehi intezaar hota,

Tere vaade pr jiye hum to yeh jaan jhoot jaana,
Ke khushi se mar na jaate agar aitbaar hota,

Rahiye ab aesi jagha chal kar jahan koi na ho,
Hum-sukhan koi na ho, aur hum-zubaan koi na ho,

Parriye gar beemar to koi na ho teemar’daaar*,
Aur agar mar jaayiye to noha-khuwaa’n* koi na ho..

(teemar’daaar;caretaker, noha-khuwaa’n;noha reciter)

Ronay se aur ishq mein be-baak ho gaye,
Dhoye gaye hum itney ke bass paak ho gaye..

Na tha kuch to khuda tha, kuch na hota to khuda hota,
Diboyaa mujhe ko hone ne, na hota mein to kya hota..

Meri kismat mein gham gar itna tha,
Dil bhi yaa rab kayi diye hotay..

Chand tasaveer-e-butaan, chand haseenon ke khatoot*.
Baad marne ke mere ghar se yeh samaan niklaa..

(khatoor;letters)

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