09 Nov

A beautiful short poem.


shayer na maloom

 دن کو آ سکتے نہ تھے آنے کو کیا رات نہ تھی

پاؤں میں منہدی نہ تھی اور برسات نہ تھی

کج ادایی  کے سوا اور کوئی بات نہ تھی

سچ تو یہ ہے کہ منظور ملاقات نہ تھی

منظور ملاقات نہ تھی

din ko aa sakte na the aane ko kya raat na thi

paon mein menhdi na thi aur barsaat na thi

kaj addayi ke siwa aur koi baat na thi

sach to yeh hai ke manzoor mulaqaat na thi

.manzoor mulaqaat na thi


 (If you could not come (to meet me

?then what prevented you from comming in the night

,I know you did not have hina pasted on your soles

.and also I know that it was not raining

you only wanted to play a cruel game, of hard to get

the fact is that you never had any intention to meet me

.never had any intention to meet me


Posted by on November 9, 2014 in adab and literature


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8 responses to “MULAQAAT

  1. Rafiullah Mian

    November 10, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    اچھا انتخاب ہے جناب

    • shakilakhtar

      November 13, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      thanks bhai. its simplicity is striking.

  2. Madhu

    November 25, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Beautiful! And poignant. Thanks Shakeel.

    • shakilakhtar

      November 25, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      I’m glad you liked it. stay fresh Madhu ji.

  3. Sonya Kassam

    January 20, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Wow, so beautiful!

    • shakilakhtar

      January 20, 2016 at 7:15 am

      yes Sonya I also think it is beautiful. Thanks for coming to our abode.

  4. Sheela nandini

    November 4, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Absolutely LOVE it ,Sir!


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