تہی دامن

Khurram Khiram Siddiqui, a good friend of mine, a talented young poet who writes poetry both in Urdu and English, launched his first collection of poetry called ‘Hayat e Nau’ in an impressive ceremony held at the Pakistan Academy Of Letters a few days back. A gem of a collection, ‘Hayat e Naw’ represents various angles of the skill Khiraam holds in writing ghazals and both contained and the free form of Urdu nazm; he epitomizes the traits of a classical poet with fresh poetic sensibility. The poem below called ‘Tahi Daman’ is one of my favorites in the mentioned book. Hope you’ll enjoy it.

ذات کی بے بصر خامشی

ذوق اظہار پر چھا گئی

حسرتوں کی نمو

خوف دشنام سے نا مکمل رہی

جو کیا مصلحت کے تقاضوں میں چھپ کے کیا

اور سمٹتے گئے ذات کے خول میں

بے یقینی کے محبوس ماحول میں

سانس لینے کی جراءت نہیں کر سکے

ہم کسی سے محبت نہیں کر سکے

12 thoughts on “تہی دامن

  1. بہت خوب جناب!۔
    ہماری طرف سے انکو مبارکباد پہنچا دیجئے گا۔
    نام بھی خوب چنا ہے۔
    ویسے خرم صاحب میں جرأت کی کمی کبھی نظرنہیں آسکی آج تک۔

  2. Ayesha

    Can you believe it I couldn’t read the poem because the script is so small😕

    I could only read a few words here and there😦

    1. Really? It looks ok on my computer. There might be the script non-compatibility issue on your software. Let me write it in romans for you;

      zaat ki bay basar khaamshi
      zauq e izhaar par cha gayee
      hasrato’n ki namoo
      khauf e dashnaam say na mukammal rahi
      jo kiya, maslihat kay taqazo’n may chup kay kiya
      aur simat-tay gayey zaat kay khaul may
      bay yaqeeni kay mehboos mahol may
      saans lainay ki jurrat nahi’n kar sakay
      hum kisi say mohabbat nahi’n kar sakay ..

  3. zaat ki bay basar khaamshi
    zauq e izhaar par cha gayee
    hasrato’n ki namoo
    khauf e dashnaam say na mukammal rahi
    jo kiya, maslihat kay taqazo’n may chup kay kiya
    aur simat-tay gayey zaat kay khaul may
    bay yaqeeni kay mehboos mahol may
    saans lainay ki jurrat nahi’n kar sakay
    hum kisi say mohabbat nahi’n kar sakay ..

    Thanks for the roman cauze me too couldnt read…

    awesomeeeeeee adil..meri taraf se dad pesh karna aapke dost ko..would love to read more of his creations can u post his blog link if he has one for me.

    take care bless you.

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