Soze dil chahiye, chashm-e num chahiye aur shoqِ talabb mooatbar chahiye

Soze dil chahiye, chashm-e num chahiye aur shoqِ talabb mooatbar chahiye

hon muyassar madeeney ki galian agar, aankh kaafi nahi hai nazar chahiye

 

un ki mehfil ke aadaab kuch aur hain, lab kushai ki jurrat munasib nahi

un ki sarkar mein iltija ke liye, jnbshِ lab nahi, chashm-e tar chahiye

 

apni ro daad gham mein sunadun kisay, mere dukh ko koi aur samjhay ga kya ?

jis ki khakِ qadam bhi hai khakِ Shifa , mere zakhamo ko woh charah gir chahiye

 

ronaqai zindagi ki bohat dekh len, ab mein aankhon ko apni karoon ga bhi kya

ab nah kuch deedni hai, nah kuch guftuni, mujh ko aaqa ki bas ik nazar chahiye

 

mein gdaye dar-e shahِ konain hon, sheesh mehloon ki mujh ko tamanna nahi

ho muyassar zamee pay ke zair-e zamee, mujh ko tayyiba mein ik apna ghar chahiye

 

un naye raastoon ki nai roshni, hum ko raas aayi hai aur nah raas aaye gi

hum ko khoyi hui roshni chahiye, hum ko ayen kher al-bashr chahiye

 

gosha gosha madeeney ka par noor hai, sara mahol jalwon se maamoor hai

shart yeh hai ke zarf-e nazar chahiye, dekhnay ko koi deedaa war chahiye

 

midhat shahِ kon o makan ke liye sirf lafz o bayan ka sahara nah lo

fnِ sheri hai Iqbal apni jagah, naat kehnay ko khon-e jigar chahiye