Ego’s suggestion and the Heart’s reply…

مشورہِ نفس

اب تو اسے بھول جا کے نہ غم رہا نہ خوشی رہی

جو بات تیرے دل میں تھی، وہ بات دبی دبی رہی

 

دیکھ  صحبتِ یار  بہت،  وعدہِ بوس  و  کنار بہت

پھر کیوں وہی لبِ جو، تیرے لب پے تشنگی رہی

 

نا دیکھ اس طرف بھی توں، نا گلی سے گزر بھی توں

جس  در  کی  صدا  تھا  توں، اس در پے خامشی رہی

 

Try to forget her

Now she neither gives you happiness nor sorrow

Those things you had to say to her

Will remain unsaid

 

Hark, You have friends

Promises of pleasurable company

Yet you remain thirsty

At the edge of a river?

 

Do not look towards her

Do not pass by her house

That house which was once your voice

Remains silent now

 

جوابِ دل

نا ربط ہے نے سلام ہے، جو رہی تو ضبطِ دلی رہی

یاں  کچھ  خیالِ جنوں  رہا، یاں  فکرِ  بادہ کشی رہی

 

جو  وہ نہیں  تو کچھ  نہیں؟ جو  کچھ  نہیں  تو  میں نہیں

میری فکر میں میری نظر میں، جو رہی تو بس وہی رہی

 

اے نفس توں بھی  یاد  کر، وہ  معاملاتِ  شام  و سحر

جوں میں یہاں ہوں جی رہا، وہ بھی کہیں ہے جی رہی

 

A lost connection

A burdened heart

Thoughts of madness

Or of going back to the cup

 

Nothing matters if she is not there?

If nothing matters, I do not matter

In my thought and mine eyes

She was all that mattered

 

Ego, recall those times

Those evenings and mornings

And yet now I am alive somewhere

And she must be alive somewhere else

 

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5 responses to “Ego’s suggestion and the Heart’s reply…

  1. Julie

    I feel self-conscious that I leave comments to your poems, but they are seemingly addictive and very haunting and at times devastating. I’m hooked, I guess.

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    • Thank you Julie… I really appreciate your kind words… I am honored to know that you like what I write and I hope to keep you hooked in the future 🙂 Feel free to comment as much as you’d like! I love knowing what other people felt through the same words…

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  2. knubbyah

    Jo rahi tou bekhabri rahi….very nice allusion there.
    And yes, creative scheme of the nazm. Good one

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