BaiTh jata huN jahaN chaON ghani hoti hai

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baiTh jaataa huu.N jahaa.N chaa.Nv ghanii hotii hai
haaye kyaa chiiz Gariib-ul-vatanii hotii hai

[chaa.Nv=shade; Gariib-ul-vatanii=exile]

din ko ik nuur barasataa hai merii turbat par
raat ko chaadar-e-mahataab tanii hotii hai

[nuur=light; turbat=tomb; chaadar-e-mahataab=sheet of moon(light)]

luT gayaa vo tere kuuche me.n rakhaa jis ne qadam
is tarah kii bhii kahii.n raahazanii hotii hai

[raahazanii=highway robbery]

hijr me.n zahar hai saaGar kaa lagaanaa muu.Nh se
may kii jo buu.Nd hai hiiro.n kii kanii hotii hai

[hijr=separation; saaGar=wine goblet; may=wine]

maikasho.n ko na kabhii fikr-e-kam-o-besh hu_ii
aise logo.n kii tabiiyat bhii Ganii hotii hai

fikr-e-kam-o-besh=worry about more or less; Ganii=generous]

huuk uThatii hai agar zabt-e-fuGaa.N karataa huu.N
saa.Ns rukatii hai to barchhii kii anii hotii hai

[zabt=restraint; fuGaa.N=cry of pain; barchhii=spear; anii=tip/point]

pii lo do ghuu.NT ki saaqii kii rahe baat “Hafeez”
saaf i.nkaar me.n Khaatir-shikanii hotii hai

[Khaatir-shikanii=insult of (someone’s) hospitality]

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