woh firaaq aur woh wisaal kahaaN ?


      woh  firaaq aur  woh wisaal  kahaaN ?
        woh shab-o-roz-o-maah-o-saal kahaaN ?

        [ firaaq = separation, wisaal = meeting, shab = night,
          roz = day, maah = month, saal = year ]

      fursat-e-kaarobaar-e-shauq  kise ?
        zauq-e-nazzaraa-e-jamaal  kahaaN ?

        [ zauq = delight/joy, jamaal = beauty ]

      dil to dil wo  dimaaGH  bhee na rahaa
        shor-e-sauda-e-KHatt-o-KHaal   kahaaN ?

       thee woh ik shaKHs ke tasavvur se
        ab woh  raanaai-e-KHayaal  kahaaN ?

        [ tasavvur = imagination, raanaai-e-KHayaal = tender thoughts ]

      'eisa   aasaaN   naheeN   lahoo   rona
        dil meiN taaqat jigar meiN haal kahaaN ?

        [ haal = spiritual ecstasy ]

       hamse    chooTa   qamaar_KHaana-e-ishq
        waaN jo jawaiN, girah meiN maal kahaaN ?

        [ qamaar_khaana = casino, girah = knot/joint ]

      fikr-e-duniyaaN meiN sar khapaata hooN
        maiN   kahaaN  aur  ye  wabaal  kahaaN ?

        [ wabaal = calamity ]

       muzmahil  ho  gaye quwa'a 'GHalib'
        wo  anaasir  meiN 'eitdaal kahaaN ?

        [ muzmahil = exhausted/idle, quwa'a = limbs, anaasir = elements,
          'eitdaal = moderation ]
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