Thursday, January 06, 2005

From the Last Mughal

Koi hum nafas (companion) nahi hai,
Koi razdaan (confidante) nahi hai,

Fakat ek dil tha apna,
So woh meherbaan nahi hai.....

Marne ka tere gham mein iraada bhi nahi hai,
Hai ishq magar itna ziyaada bhi nahi hai......

Inhi patharon par chal kar agar aa sako to aao,
Mere ghar ke raaste mein kahi kahkashaan nahi hai.....

Kyo dekhte rehte hai sitaaron ki taraf,
jab unse mulaaqaat ka vaada bhi nahi hai....

A very touching and poignant lines from the last Mughal Emperor of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar.

2 Comments:

Blogger Qais said...

Well, that is just one of great Emperor-Poet's masterpieces but nevertheless as appealing as his other masterpieces like - Na kisi ki aankh ka noor hun, na kisi ke dil ka qaraar hun or another melancholic...lagtaa nahin hai jii meraa ujade dayaar mein. Anyway, Manzoor sb - its becoz of u that i could read another lovely ghazal from the last mughal emperor.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Mr. X said...

Wah! Wah!
Manzoor bhai kabhi bataye nahi ki aap bhi kabhi apna blog maintain karte the.
Anyways...very touching shayeri...
The one I like the most is:
Lagta Nahin Hai Dil Mera Ujde Dayar Mein
Kiski Bani Hai Aalam-e-Napaidar Mein

Kehdo In Hasraton Se Kahin Aur Ja Basen
Itni Jagah Kahan Hai Dil-e-Daagdaar Mein

Umr-e-Daraz Mang Ke Laye The Chaar Din
Do Aarzoo Mein Kat Gaye Do Intezaar Mein

Itna Hai Badnaseeb "Zafar" Dafn Ke Liye
Do Gaz Zameen Bhi Na Mili Koo-e-Yaar Mein

12:13 PM  

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