Kitaaben Jhaankti Hain Band Almaari Ke Sheeshon Se – Kitaben by Gulzar

Kitaaben jhaankti hain band almaari ke sheeshon se
badi hasrat se takti hain
maheenon ab mulaqaaten nahin hoti
jo shaamen un ki sohbat main kataa karti thi,ab aksar
guzar jaati hain computer ke pardon par
badi bechain rehti hain kitaaben
Unhe ab neend mein chalne ki aadat ho gayi hai
badi hasrat se takti hain
jo qadren woh sunaati thi
ki jin ke cell kabhi marte nahin the
woh qadren ab nazar aati nahin ghar mein
jo rishte woh sunaati thi
woh saare udhde udhde hain.

Koi safha palatTa hun toh ek siski nikalti hai
kayi lafzon ke maani gir pade hain
bina patton ke sookhe tund lagte hain woh sab alfaaz
jin par ab koi maani nahin ugte
bahut si istelaahen hain.

Jo mitti ke sakoron ki tarah bikhri padi hain
gilaason ne unhen matrook kar dala
zabaan par zaaiqa aata tha jo safhe palatne ka
ab ungli click karne se bas ek
jhapki guzarti hai
bahut kuchh tah-b-tah khulta chala jaata hai parde par.
Kitabon se jo zaati raabta tha kat gaya hai
kabhi seene pe rakh ke lett jaate the
kabhi godi mein lete the
kabhi ghutnon ko apne rahl ki soorat bana kar
neem sajde mein padha karte the, chhoote the jabhee se.

Woh saara ilm toh milta rahega aainda bhi
magar woh jo kitaabon mein mila karte the sookhe phool aur
mehke hue ruqe
kitaaben maangne, girne, uthaane ke bahaane rishte bante the
un ka kya hoga ?
woh shayad ab nahin honge. !!

Gulzar

Makaan – Poem by Kaifi Azmi

Aaj ki raat bahut garm hawa chalti hai
aaj ki raat na footpath pe neend aayegi
sab utho, main bi uthun tum bhi utho, tum bhi utho
koi khidki issi deewar mein khul jaayegi. !

Ye zameen tab bhi nigal lene pe aamaada thi
paanv jab tootTi shaakhon se utaare hum ne
un makaanon ko khabar hai na makeenon ko khabar
un dinon ki jo gufaaon mein guzaare hum ne. !

Haath dhalte gaye saanche mein toh thakte kaise
naqsh ke baad naye naqsh nikhaare hum ne
kii ye deewar buland, aur buland, aur buland
baam-o-dar aur, zara aur sanwaare hum ne. !

Aandhiyaan tod liya karti thi shamaaon ki laven
jad diye iss liye bijli ke sitaare hum ne
ban gaya qasr toh pehre pe koi baith gaya
so rahe khaak pe hum shorish-e-taameer liye. !

Apni nas nas mein liye mehnat-e-paiham ki thakan
band aankhon mein ussi qasr ki tasweer liye
din phighalta hai ussi tarah saron par ab tak
raat aankhon mein khatakti hai siyaah teer liye. !

Aaj ki raat bahut garm hawa chalti hai
aaj ki raat na footpath pe neend aayegi
sab utho, main bi uthun tum bhi utho, tum bhi utho
koi khidki issi deewar mein khul jaayegi. !!

Kaifi Azmi

Laayi Phir Ek Laghzish-e-Mastana Tere Shehar Mein..

Laayi phir ek laghzish-e-mastana tere shehar mein,
phir banengi masjiden maikhana tere shehar mein.

Aaj phir tootengi tere ghar ki naazuk khidkiyan,
aaj phir dekha gaya deewana tere shehar mein.

Jurm hai teri gali se sar jhuka kar lautna,
kufr hai pathraav se ghabrana tere shehar mein.

Shaahnaame likhe hain khandaraat ki har eent par,
har jagah hai dafn ek afsaana tere shehar mein.

Kuchh kaneezen jo hareem-e-naaz mein hain baaryaad,
maangti hain jaan-o-dil nazraana tere shehar mein.

Nangi sadkon par bhatak kar dekh jab marti hai raat,
rengta hai har taraf veerana tere shehar mein. !!

Kaifi Azmi

Main Dhoondta Hun Jise Woh Jahaan Nahin Milta..

Main dhoondta hun jise woh jahaan nahin milta,
nayi zameen naya aasmaan nahin milta.

Nayi zameen naya aasmaan mil bhi jaaye,
naye bashar ka kahin kuchh nishaan nahin milta.

Woh tegh mil gayi jis se hua hai qatl mera,
kisi ke haath ka uss par nishaan nahin milta.

Woh mera gaaon hai woh mere gaaon ke chulhe,
ki jin mein sholay toh sholay dhuaan nahin milta.

Jo ek khuda nahi milta toh itna maatam kyon,
yahan toh koi mera hum-zubaan nahin milta.

Khada hun kab se main chehron ke ek jungle mein,
tumhare chehre ka kuchh bhi yahan nahin milta. !!

Kaifi Azmi