This poem by AHMAD FARAZ runs into my veins and I am often found whispering this poem

Bhalay Dino Ki Baat Hay

Bhali si Ek Shakl Thee

Bhali si Uss ki Dostee

Na yeh Keh Husn-e-Taam

Na Dekhnay Main Aaam Si

Na Yeh Keh Woh Chalay To Kehkshan See Reh GuzarLagay

MagarWoh Sath Ho To Phir Safar Bhal Bhala Sa Lagay

Koi Bhi Rut Ho Uss ki Chub

Fiza Ka Rung-o-Roop Thi

Woh Garmiyun Ki Chaaon Thi

Woh Sardiyun Ki Dhoop Thi

Na Muddaton Juda Rahay

Na Sath Subh-o-Shaam Thi

Na Rishta-e-Wafa Peh Zor

Na Yeh Keh Izn-e-Aaam

Na Aisee Khush Libasiyan

Keh Sadagee Gila Karay
Na itnee be Takallufi

keh Aaaina Haya Keray

Na Ikhtalat Main Woh Rung

Keh Bad Maza Hon Khawhishain

Na iss Qadar Sapurdagee

Keh Zich Krain Nawazishain
Na Ashqee Junoon Ki

Keh Zindage Azab Ho

NA Iss Qadar Kathor Pun

Keh Zindagi Kharab Ho

So Ik Roz Kia Hua

Wafa Peh Behas Chir Gyee

Main Ishq Ko Amar Kahoon

Woh Meri Zid Say Chir Gayee

Shajar Hijr Nahee Keh Hum Hamaish Pa Ba Gill Rahain

Na Dhor Hain Keh Rassiyan Galay Main Mustaqil Rahain

Main Koi Painting Nahee Keh Ik Frame Main Rahoo

Wohi Jo Mun Ka Meet Hay Ussee Kay Prem Main RAHOON
tumharee Soch Jo Bhi Hay

Main Iss Mizaaj Ki Nahee

na uss ko mujh peh man tha

na mujh ko uss peh zuam tha

Jab Umeed Hee Koi na ho

To Phir Kia Gham-e-Shakustagee

So Hunsee Khushee

Apna Rasta Badal Lia

Woh Apnee Rah Per Chul Paree

MAIN Apnee Rah Ka Ho Gaya

Ab Uss Ki YaadRaat Din..?

Nahee..!

Per

Kabhee Kabhee..

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