Sorrow

 

na kisi ki aankh ka noor hoon
na kisi ke dil ka qaraar hoon 

jo kisi ke kaam na aa sake
mai wo ek musht-e-ghubaar hoon

musht-e-ghubaar – a fistful of dust

na to mai kisi ka raqeeb hoon
na to mai kisi ka habeeb hoon
jo bigad gaya wo naseeb hoon
jo ujad gaya wo dayaar hoon

raqeeb – rival; habeeb – beloved; dayaar – city

mera rang-roop bigad gaya
mera yaar mujhse bichhad gaya
jo chaman khiza mein ujad gaya
mai usi ki fasl-e-bahaar hoon

mai kahaan rahoon, mai kahaan basoon
na ye mujhse khush, na wo mujhse khush
mai zameen ki peeth ka bojh hoon
mai falak ke dil ka ghubaar hoon

ghubaar – dust

mai nahi hoon naghma-e-jaan-fishaan
mujhe sun ke koi karega kya
main bade birog ki hoon sada
main bade dukh ki pukaar hoon

naghma-e-jaan-fishaan – a life-affirming song; birog – separation

 

padhe faatiha koi aaye kyun
koi chaar phool chadhaaye kyun
koi aa ke shama jalaaye kyun
mai wo bekasi ka mazaar hoon
bekasi – being an orphan

 

– bahadur shah zafar

 

bahadur shah zafar

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~ by tdcatss on December 23, 2013.

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