Poetry of Amjad Islam Amjad

Amjad Islam AmjadAmjad Islam Amjad was born in Sialkot on 4th August 1944. He received his education in Lahore and started his career as a lecturer in M.A.O. College, Lahore. From 1975-79 he worked as the director of PTV. A prolific author of Ghazals, nazms and short-stories, he is the author of more than 40 books. He also wrote the famous “Waaris” drama series for PTV. He is one of the most popular poets in contemporary Urdu poetry scene.

aaNkhoN kaa rang, baat kaa lahjaa badal gayaa

aaNkhoN kaa rang, baat kaa lahjaa badal gayaa
vo shaKhs ek shaam meN kitnaa badal gayaa !

kuch din to meraa aks rahaa aaiine pe naqsh
phir yuN hu’aa ke Khud meraa chehraa badal gayaa

jab apne apne haal pe ham tum na rah sake
to kyaa hu’aa jo hamse zamaanaa badal gayaa

qadmoN tale jo ret bichii thii vo chal paRii
us ne chuRaayaa haath to sehraa badal gayaa

ko’ii bhii chiiz apnii jagah par nahiiN rahii
jaate hi ek shaKhs ke, kyaa kyaa badal gayaa !

ek sar-khushii kii mauj ne kaisaa kiyaa kamaal
vo be-niyaaz, saare kaa saaraa badal gayaa

uThTh kar chalaa gayaa ko’ii vaqfe ke darmiyaaN
pardaa uThThaa to saaraa tamaashaa badal gayaa

hairat se saare lafz use dekhte rahe
baatoN meN apnii baat ko kaisaa badal gayaa

kahne ko ek seh’n meN diivaar hii banii
ghar kii fizaa, makaaN kaa naqshaa badal gayaa

shaayed vafaa ke khel se uktaa gayaa thaa vo
manzil ke paas aa ke jo rastaa badal gayaa

qaayem kisii bhii haal pe duniyaa nahiiN rahii
taa’biir kho gayii, kabhii sapnaa badal gayaa

manzar kaa rang asl meN saayaa thaa rang kaa
jis ne use jidhar se bhii dekhaa badal gayaa

andar ke mausamoN kii Khabar us kii ho gayii
us nau-bahaar-e- naaz kaa chehraa badal gayaa

aaNkhoN meN jitne ashq the jugnuu se ban gaye
vo muskuraayaa aur merii duniyaa badal gayaa

apnii galii meN apnaa hii ghar dhhuNdhtee haiN log
“Amjad” ye kaun shah’r kaa naqshaa badal gayaa

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