Parable

Yun tau rut bahar ki hai
Par sanaata chupta nahi
Sab log moondhai pare soye hain
Aur har andhera hairan hai
Bheer bani Hai khalkat sari
Ik dusre se na-tawan Hai
Ayena batain karta hai
Khali diwaron se
Pardai pare hain pardon pe
Aj tau rut hai rangini ki
Par andhera beshumar Hai
Mai bhi khud se chup gayi hun
Kyunk milna kafi dushwar hai

Daagh

Aina musarrat mai para tha
Apna aap hasrat mai khara tha
Jo daikha aine mai, tau nazr aya-
Ik roop chasm deed sa
Wo laali, wo Ronaq, wo heere wo moti
Phr muskrahat ati gayi
Par jab dekha haqiqat ko–
Wo gandagi, wo bepardagi, wo lahulahaan atmaa
Wo benoori jise zamaana aas kehta hai
Wo tamana jise rooh ki pyaas kehta hai
Wo zeraw, zanjiron kai–
Tau ankhen nam hoti gayin
Phir unhi berang hoti gayin
Pucha ayenai se…
ye tuj pe daagh kaisa hai