Zindaan ki aik sham


sham ke paich-o-kham sitaro’N sy
zeena zeena, utar rahi hy raat
yoo’N saba pass sy guzarti hy
jesy keh de kisi ne payar ke baat
sehan-e-zindaa’N ke by watan ashjaar
sar nigoo’N, mehav hain banany mein
daaman-e-aasma’N pe naqsh-o-nigaar
shana-e-baam pr damakta hy
meharbaa’N chandni ka dast-e-jameel
khaak mein ghul gae hy aab-e-najoom
noor mein ghul gaya hy arsh ka neel
sabz gosho’N mein neelgoo’N saey
lehlahaty hain, jis tarah dil mein
mouj-e-dard-e-firaaq-e-yaar aaey
dil sy paiham khayal kehta hy
itni sheeree’N hy zindagi iss pal
zulm ka zehar gholny waly
kaamraa’N ho sakei’N gy aaj na kal
jalwa gaah-e-visaal ke shammei’N
wo bujha bhi chuky, agar tou kya?
chaand ko gul karei’N, tou hum jaanei’N

Faiz Ahmed Faiz from Dast-e-Saba
contributed by Amaavas

2011 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 82,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Aks-e-Khushboo hoon


Aks -e- Khushboo Hoon Bekharnay Say Na Rokay Koee
Or Bekhar Jaoon Tu Mujh Ko Na Samaitay Koee

Kaanp Uthate Hoon Main Yah Soch Kay Tanhaee Main
Meray Cheray Pay Tera Naam Na Parh Lay Koee

Jis Tarah Khowab Meray Ho Gay Hain Rayza Rayza
Is Tarah Na Kabhi Toot Kay Bikhray Koee

Main Tu Us Din Say Harasa Hoon Kah Jab Hukam Melay
KhushK Pholoon Ko Ketaboon Main Na Rakhay Koee

Ab Tu Is Rah Say Wo Shaks Bhi Nahi Guzarta
Ab Kis Umeed Pay Darwazay Say Jhankay Koee

koi aahat, koi awaz, koi chaap nahi
dil ki galyaan’ bari sunsan hain aye koi

(Parveen Shakir)

I’m in here – Sia


I’m in here, can anybody see me? Can anybody help?
I’m in here, a prisoner of history…
can anybody help?

Can’t you hear my call?
Are you coming to get me now?
I’ve been waiting for,
you to come rescue me,
I need you to hold,
all of the sadness I can not,
living inside of me…

I’m in here, I’m trying to tell you something,
can anybody help?
I’m in here, I’m calling out but you can’t hear,
can anybody help?

Can’t you hear my call?
Are you coming to get me now?
I’ve been waiting for,
you to come rescue me,
I need you to hold,
all of the sadness I can not,
living inside of me…

I’m crying out, I’m breaking down,
i am fearing it all,
stuck inside these walls,
tell me there is hope for me…
Is anybody out there listening?

Can’t you hear my call?
Are you coming to get me now?
I’ve been waiting for,
you to come rescue me,
I need you to hold,
all of the sadness I can not,
living inside of me…

Can’t you hear my call?
Are you coming to get me now?
I’ve been waiting for,
you to come rescue me,
I need you to hold…
living inside of me…

I’m in here, can anybody see me?
Can anybody help?

Khwab Marte Nahin


Khwab Marte Nahin
Khwab Dil Hain Na Ankhen Na Sansen K Jo
Reza-Reza Hue To Bikhar Jayenge
Jism Ki Maut Se Ye Bhi Mar Jayenge

Khwab Marte Nahin
Khwab To Roshni Hain, Nava Hain, Hava Hain
Jo Kale Pahadon Se Rukte Nahin
Zulm K Dozakhon Se Bhi Phukte Nahin
Roshni Aur Nava Aur Hava K Alam
Maqtalon Main Pohunch Kar Bhi Jhukte Nahin

Khwab To Harf Hain
Khwab To Nur Hain
Khwab Suqraat Hain
Khwab Mansoor Hain