Kab Bahaar Aayi

chali phir sard hawa kuch yun aaj
ke subh ke suraj ki simti hui kirano
ko bikherne wale pahadon ki yaaden
phir gosh-e-dil mein ubhar aayi.

aur sarnaate mein ghuli hue
door dariya se ubharte hue geeton
ke sang beh jaane ki chaah mein
mano nayi jaan phook di ho.

Kuch usi tarah jaise
Sawaan mein sabze se lipti
hui zameen par baarish ke qatron
mein chalkti duniya ki tasveer
woh qatre jo isi zameen mein ja samayen ge
ek ho jayen ge.

 

aur phir ubhren ge
chand mahino, saal, sadiyun baad
jab zameen badal ho gayi hogi
patjarh ho, garmi ho
dariya ho na hoSmote
pahar hi bikhar gayein ho
kaun jaane

kya tabh bhi yeh qatre
isi hasrat se zameen ka rukh karien ge,
ya behna chaud denge
maazi ka lihaaf audh lenge,
ya badlaav ko badalne ki jadhojhed karenge
aaj ko kal mein tabdeel karne ki aas liye.
yaa phir iss naye khwaab ko samaa len ge
jaise jheel ki stah par chamkta chaand
jo hai bhi or nahi bhi.