Heart Was Ecstatic

There was this chill in wind, you were also in mind
Heart was ecstatic, tinged with despondency of a kind

This chat half way through night, this moon full and bright
Along with the mid summer moon, your beauty was defined

Beloved was watching me, with a stealthy look
Time at last once stood still, leaving all behind

Now with a bit of hindsight, we know it wasn’t easy
When we didn’t find beloved, we were in a bit of a bind

I was in search on my beloved, though it was a vain search
My efforts not to besmirch, my longing was undefined

Evening breeze, not at ease, is inquiring beloved’s abode
O wafting wind of beloved’s mode, for goodness sake find…

– Parveen Shakir

Love Had Found Wide Publicity

My love had found wide publicity
Like flower scent, it had gained spontaneity

How can I say beloved has forsaken me
This true, but to say it is not propriety

Leaving me, beloved always returned to my fold
How well it speaks of beloved’s fickle quality

May you ever prosper in unison with beloved
One hell is night of loneliness with its longevity

When beloved had just caressed my burning forehead
My soul felt as cured by this touch of Jesus faculty

Even now in rainy season, body is aching
Longings are revived, wishes join priority…

– Parveen Shakir

Gunaah Tarze-Nigaah

Gine Huye Kadam Inhraaf Kya Hote
Gunaah Tarze-Nigaah Tha, Maaf Kya Hota

Jhuki Hui Meir Aakhein, Sile Huye Mere Lab
Ab Is Se Badh Kar Tera Etraaf Kya Hota

Khud Apni Vehshate-Jaan Se Wafa Na Ki Hum Ne
Zamana Aur Humare Khilaaf Kya Hota

Diye To Ab Bhi Diye Hain Vo Bazm Ho Ki Harm
Bhujhe Huye Dilon-Jaan Se Tavaaf Kya Hota

Sitara Tha Bhi To Aansu Ki Istaara Tha
Kisi Falak Ka Yahan Inkishaf Kya Hota

Vahi Gubaare-Tammana, Vahi Shamime Dua
Tu Rozo Shab Mein Mere Ikhtilaaf Kya Hota…

– Parveen Shakir

Rooh Ki Raat

Har Raat Roohein Kaide Tan Se chhut Jaati Hain
Kehne-Karne Ki Hadon Se Toot Jati Hain

Roohein Riha Hoti Hain Is Kafas Se Har Raat
Haakim Aur Kaidi Ho Jaate Sabhi Aazad

Vo Raat Jisme Kaidi Kafas Se Bekhabar Hain
Aur Shah Jo Apni Daulat Se Bekhabar Hai

Khone-Paane Ka Koi Dar Nhi Aur Gham Nahi
Na Pyar Is Se, Us Se Kuch Bereham Nahi

Sufiyon Ka Haal Ye Hai Bin Soye Hardam
Ve So Chuke Hote Jabki Jaage Hain Dekhte Hum

So Chuke Duniya Se Aise, Din Aur Raat Mein
Dikhe Nahi Rab Ka Kalam Jaise Juske Hath Mein…

– Rumi

Bachpan Ke Din

Mujhko Yakeen Hai Sach Kehti Thi Jo Bhi Ammi Kehti Thi
Jab Mere Bachpan Ke Din The Chand Mein Pariya Rehti Thi

Ek Ye Din Jab Apno Ne Bhi Humse Nata Tod Liya
Ek Voh Din Jab Ped Ki Shakhein Bojh Humara Sehti Thi

Ek Ye Din Jab Saari Sadakein Roothi-Roothi Lagti Hain
Ek Voh Din Jab “Aao Khelein” Saari Galiyaan Kehti Thi

Ek Ye Din Jab Jaagi Ratein Deewaron Ko Takti Hain
Ek Voh Din Jab Shaamon Ki Bhi Palkein Bojhil Rehti Thi

Ek Ye Din Jab Zahan Mein Saari Chalaki Ki Baatein Hain

Ek Voh Din Jab Dil Mein Bholi-Bhaali Batein Rehti Thi

Ek Ye Din Jab Laakhon Gham Aur Kaal Pada Hai Aansoo Ka
Ek Voh Din Jab Zara Si Baat Pe Nadiyan Behti Thi

Ek Ye Ghar Jis Ghar Mein Mera Saazo-Samaan Rehta Hai
Ek Voh Ghar Jis Ghar Mein Meri Bhudhi Naani Rehti Thi…

– Javed Akhtar

Dard Ke Phool

Dard Ke Phool Bhi Khilte Hain Bikhar Jaate Hain
Zakham Kaise Bhi Hon Kuch Roz Mein Bhar Jaate Hain

Raasta Roke Khadi Hai Yahi Uljhan Kab Se
Koi Puchhe To Kahein Kya Ki Kidhar Jana Hai

Chhat Ki Kadiyon Se Utarate Hain Mere Khwab Magar
Meri Deewaron Se Takraa Kar Bikhar Jaate Hain

Narm Alfaaz, Bhali Baatein, Muhzzab Lehje,
Pehli Barish Hi Mein Ye Rang Utar Jaate Hain

Us Khidki Mein Bhi Ab Koi Nahi Aur Hum Bhi
Sir Jhukaye Huye ChupChaap Guzr Jaate Hain…

– Javed Akhtar

Dil Mein Utar Gaya Suraj

Mere Dil Mein Utar Gaya Suraj
Andhere Mein Nikhar Gaya Suraj

Shiksha Dekar Humein Ujaale Ki
Khud Andhere Ke Ghar Gya Suraj

Humse Wada Tha Ik Savere Ka
Haaye Kaisa Mukar Gaya Suraj

Chaandni Aks, Chand Aaina
Aaine Mein Sanvar Gaya Suraj

Doobte Waqt Zard* Tha Itna
Log Samjhe Ki Mar Gaya Suraj…

– Javed Akhtar

*Zard = Yellow, Peela.

Main Aur Meri Aawaragi

Firte Hain Kab Se Dar-Badar Ab Is Nagar Ab Us Nagar
Ik Doosre Ke Humsafar Main Aur Meri Aawaragi
Na Aashna Har Rehguzr Nameharbaan Har Ik Nazar
Jayein To Ab Jayein Kidhar Main Aur Meri Aawaragi

Hum Bhi Kabhi Aabaad The Aise Kahan Barbaad The
Befikar The Aazaad The Masroor The Dilsaad The
Voh Chaal Aisi Chal Gya Hum Bujh Gye Dil Jal Gya
Nikle Jalake Apna Ghar Main Aur Meri Aawaragi

Jeena Bahut Aasaan Tha Ik Shakhs Ka Ehsaan Tha
Humko Bhi Ik Armaan Tha Jo Khwab Ka Saman Tha
Ab Khwab Hain Na Aarzoo Armaan Hai Na Justaju
Yoon Bhi Chalo Khush Hain Magar Main Aur Meri Aawaragi…

– Javed Akhtar

2 Line Shayari on Life – Javed Akhtar

Un Chiraagon Mein Tel Hi Kam Tha
Kyon Gila Fir Humein Hawa Se Rahe

Meri Buniyaadon Mein Koi Tedh Thi
Apni Deewaron Ko Kya Ilzaam Doon

Voh Nehar Ek Kissa Hai Duniya Ke Vaaste
Ferhaad Ne Taraasha Tha Khud Ko Chattaan Per

Thakaan Se Choor Paas Aaya Tha Iske
Gira Sote Mein Mujh Per Ye Shajar Kyon?

Ek Khilona Jogi Se Kho Gya That Bachpan Mein
Dhundhta Fira Vo Nagar-Nagar Tanha

Raat Sar Per Hai Aur Safar Baaki
Humko Chalna Zara Savere Tha

Sab Hawayein Le Gaya Mere Samander Ki Koi
Aur Mujhko Ek Kashti Baadbaani De Gaya

Pehle Bhi Kuch Logon Ne Joun Bo Kar Genhoo Chaha Tha
Hum Bhi Umeed Mein Hain Lekin Kab Aisa Hota Hai

Ai Safar Itna Bekaar To Na Ja
Na Ho Manzil, Kahin To Pahuncha De

Kam Se Kam Usko Dekh Lete The
Ab Ke Sailaab Mein Vo Pull Bhi Gya

Aaj Ki Duniya Mein Jeene Ka Kareena Samjho
Jo Mile Pyar Se Un Logo Ko Zeena (Ladder) Samjho

Gali Mein Shor Tha Matam Tha Aur Hota Kya
Main Ghar Mein Tha Magar Is Gul Mein Koi Sota Kya

Is Shehar Mein Jeene Ke Andaaz Niraale Hain
Hontho Pe Lateefe Hai Aawaz Mein Chhaale Hain

Apni Vajahe-Barbaadi Suniye To Maje Ki Hai
Zindagi Se Yoon Khele Jaise Dusre Ki Hai

Sab Ka Khushi Se Faasla Ek Kadam Hai
Har Ghar Mein Bas Ek Hi Kamra Kam Hai

Humko Uthna To Munh Andhere Tha
Lekin Ik Khwab Humko Ghere Tha

Khush-Shakal Bhi Hai Vo, Ye Alag Baat Hai, Magar
Humko Jaheen Log Hamesha Ajeej The

Kaun Sa Sher Sunayun Main Tumhe, Sochta Hun
Nya Uljha Hai Bahut Aur Purana Mushkil

Gin-Gin Ke Sikke Hath Mera Khurdura Hua
Jaati Rhi Vo Spars Ki Narmi, Bura Hua.

Unchi Imaaraton Se Makaan Mera Ghir Gya
Kuch Log Mere Hisse Ka Suraj Bhi Kha Gye.

– Javed Akhtar

2 Line Love Shayari – Javed Akhtar

Lo Dekh Lo Ye Ishq Hai Ye Vasl Hai Ye Hizr
Ab Laut Chalein Aao Bahut Kaam Pada Hai

Veh Shakl Pighali To Her Shay Mein Dhal Gayi Jaise
Ajeeb Baat Hui Hai Use Bhulaane Mein

Mere Vujood Se Yoon Bekhabar Hai Vo Jaise
Vo Ek Dhoopghadi Hai Main Raat Ka Pal Hoon

Tumhein Bhi Yaad Nhi Aur Main Bhi Bhool Gya
Vo Lamha Kitna Haseen Tha Magar Fuzool Gya

Unse Ab Vaaps Kharidun Khud Ko Main
Log Jo Maange Voh Apne Daam Doon

Jaankar Mili Hai Mujhe Tanhai
Aa Meri Jaan Mujhko Dhoka De…

– Javed Akhtar

Kya Mera Haal Hai

Main Khud Bhi Sochta Hoon Ye Kya Mera Haal Hai
Jiska Jawaab Chahiye Vo Kya Sawal Hai

Ghar Se Chala To Dil Ke Siva Pass Kuch Na Tha
Kya Mujhse Kho Gya Hai Mujhe Kya Malaal Hai

Aasoodagi Se Dil Ke Sabhi Daag Dhull Gye
Lekin Voh Kaise Jaaye Jo Sheeshe Mein Baal Hai

Majboor Hoon Aaj To Ilzaam Kisko Doon
Kal Maine Hi Buna Tha Ye Mera Hi Jaal Hai

Fir Koi Khwaab Dekhun, Koi Aarzoo Karun
Ab Eh Dil-E-Tabaab Tera Kya Khyaal Hai…

– Javed Akhtar

Yaadon Ka Mausam

Sach Ye Hai Bekaar Humein Gham Hota Hai
Jo Chaha Tha Duniya Mein Kam Hota Hai

Dhalta Sooraj, Faila Jungle, Rasta Ghum
Humse Puchho Kaisa Aalam Hota Hai

Gairon Ko Kab Fursat Hai Dukh Dene Ki
Jab Hota Hai Koi HumDum Hota Hai

Zakham To Humne In Aakhon Se Dekhein Hain
Logon Se Sunte Hain Marhum Hota Hai

Zehan Ki Shaakhon Per Ashaar Aa Jaate Hain
Jab Teri Yaadon Ka Mausam Hota Hai…

– Javed Akhtar