For Gulzar, on his 75th Birthday

Lafz lab pe mere raqsaan hain, mere dil mein kahin
Phootte rahte hain naghmon ke hazaaron chashme
Anginat geet dhadakte hain mere seenein mein
Jism-o-jaan padhte hain barbat ke hazaron kalme

Saaz saanson ka har ek lamha hai chede mujh mein
Koi lai, koi tarranum, koi dhun, koi lahan
Main hoon Gulzaar mera naghma hai eemaan mera
Lahlahaata hain kahin mujh mein ek Quraan-e-sukhan.

raqsaan: dancing, chashme: fountains, barbat: a kind of music,
tarrannum: singing, lahan: rhythm, Quraan-e-sukhan: Quraan of poetry.  

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