“Dil hi to hai …” – Mirza Ghalib

“Dil hi to hai na sang-o-khisht dard se bhar na aaye kyun 
Royenge ham hazaar baar koi hamen sataye kyun

Dair nahi haram nahi dar nahi aastaan nahi
Baithe hai rahguzar pe ham ghair hame uthaye kyun

Jab vo jamaal-e-dilafaroz, soorat-e-mahr-e-nimroz 
Aap hi ho nazarasoz, parde mein munh chupaye kyun

Dashna-e-gamza jaansitaan, naavak-e-naaz bepanaah 
Tera hi aks-e-rukh sahi, saamne tere aaye kyun

Qaid-e-hayaat-o-band-e-gham asl mein dono ek hai 
Maut se pahle aadmi gham se nijaat paaye kyun

Husn aur us pe husn-e-zan rah gayi bulahavas ki sharm 
Apne pe etimaad hai ghair ko aazmaye kyun

Vaan vo ghuroor-e-iz-o-naaz yaan ye hijaab-e-paas vaza 
Raah mein ham mile kahan, bazm mein vo bulaye kyun

Haan vo nahi khudaparast, jaao vo bevafaa sahi 
Jisko ho deen-o-dil aziz, uski gali mein jaaye kyun

Ghalib-e-khasta ke bagair kaun se kaam band hai 
Royiye zaar-zaar kya, kiijiye haaye-haaye kyun”

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