ab Khwaab ki vehshat ka koi
waqt muayyan to nahiN; ab kabhi
soz ki lazzat ka tum kar lo jawaaz;
jo koi rok sake tum ko to jhuTla
dena; kuchh kaminoN ke ta’ayyun
ka gila ker lena; ab mukammal hua
aKhbaar-e-juz, chhin chuka
himmat-e-sawaal; ab shukar hai
ke tumhe muslehatan dekha hum ne;
kaun jhuTlaae ga kis taur se hoga
ab hisaab? iss tarah Khauf hi
chillaata hai sannaaTay may.
Love it. I’ve always wanted to be able to do Urdu poetry, it’s so lyrical. I sometimes feel like I’ve forgotten how to write it! Especially love the end.
I got back to Urdu after a few months so was a bit tentative. You are right about the lyricism, it comes naturally to Urdu, although it can get in the way sometimes, so I am glad it worked this time. Thanks 🙂