Tanhaai Urdu Poetry

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Topic: ‘tanhaaii’

Contributed by Deepak Purohit:
ek mahafil men kaii mahafilen hotii hain shariik
jis ko bhii paas se dekhoge vo tanhaa hogaa
[Bashir Badr]
[shariik = included/partner]
jab taqaazaa niind kaa ho aur tanhaaii na ho
uff vo kaifiyat ki ho bhii aur tanhaaii na ho
[Asar Lucknawi]
[taqaazaa = demand; kaifiyat = state/condition]
laazim thaa ki dekho meraa rastaa koii din aur
tanhaa gaye kyon ab raho tanhaa koii din aur
[Mirza Ghalib]
[laazim = essential/compulsory]
koii afasaanaa chheD tanhaaii
raat kaTatii nahiin judaaii kii
[Firaq Gorakhpuri]
us ke dushman hain bahut, aadamii achchhaa hogaa
vo bhii merii hii tarah shahar men tanhaa hogaa
[Bashir Badr]
Some more ashaar on tanhaaii:
achchhaa saa koii mausam tanhaa saa koii aalam
har vaqt kaa ronaa to bekaar kaa ronaa hai
[Nida Fazli]
tum nahiin Gam nahiin sharaab nahiin
aisii tanhaaii kaa javaab nahiin
[Saeed Rahi]
ik aag Gam-e-tanhaaii kii jo saare badan men phail gaii 
jab jism hii saaraa jalataa ho phir daaman-e-dil ko bachaaeN
kyaa 
[Athar Nafees]

dil samajhataa thaa ki Khalvat men vo tanhaa honge
main ne pardaa jo uThaayaa to qayaamat nikalii
[Aziz Lucknawi]
[Khalvat = solitude]
na miT sakengii ye tanhaaiyaaN magar ai dost
jo tuu bhii ho to tabiyat zaraa bahal jaae
[Majrooh Sultanpuri]
kuchh na kuchh in kaThin tanhaaiyon ko do fareb
haath phailaao duaa maaNgo munaajaaten karo
[Mukhtar Siddiqui]
[fareb = deception; munaajaaten = prayers/hymns]
ek puraanaa mausam lauTaa yaad bharii puravaaii bhii 
aisaa to kam hii hotaa hai vo bhii ho tanhaaii bhii 
[Gulzar]
tere Khayaal se lau de uThii hai tanhaaii 
shab-e-firaaq hai yaa terii jalvaa-aaraaii 
[Nasir Kazmi]
main tanhaa thaa main tanhaa huuN 
tum aao to kyaa na aao to kyaa 
[Obaidullah Aleem]
merii tanhaaiiyaaN tumhiin lagaa lo mujhako siine se 
ki main ghabaraa gayaa huuN is tarah ro-ro ke jiine se 
[Prem Warbartoni]
duur hai manzil raahen mushkil aalam hai tanhaaii kaa
aaj mujhe ehasaas huaa hai apanii shikastaapaaii kaa
[Shakeel Badayuni]]

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