ज़रा सी ख़ाक दे चुटकी में उस का तिल बना डालूं
बोहत सी आग दे सीने में उस से दिल बना डालूं
तुम्हारी आंख की कश्ती में दरिया डूबता देखूं
मिलें दो पल अगर पलकें तो एक साहिल बना डालूं
मुझे भी बख्श तनहाई का खेमा मुल्क में अपने
मुझे भी बख्श मुझ सा दूसरा, महफ़िल बना डालूं
किसी ने उस का चेहरा चांदनी के पर से लिखा है
इजाज़त हो तो उस के गाल पर एक तिल बना डालूं
zaraa sii Khaak de chuTkii meN us kaa til banaa DaaluuN
bohat sii aag de siine meN us se dil banaa DaaluuN
tumhaarii aaNkh kii kashtii meN daryaa Duubtaa dekhuuN
mileN do pal agar palkeN to ek saahil banaa DaaluuN
mujhe bhii bakhsh tanhaaii ka Khemaa mulk meN apne
mujhe bhii bakhsh mujh saa duusraa, mahfil banaa DaaluuN
kisii ne us kaa chehraa chaaNdnii ke par se likhaa hai
ijaazat ho to us ke gaal par ek til banaa DaaluuN
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
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