Ghazals

The ghazal (Persian: غزل‎) is a form of amatory poem or ode, originating in Arabic poetry. A ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love in spite of that pain.

The ghazal is a short poem consisting of rhyming couplets, called Sher or Bayt. A ghazal commonly consists of between five and fifteen couplets, which are independent, but are linked – abstractly, in their theme and more strictly in their poetic form. Almost all ghazals confine themselves to less than fifteen couplets. For a poem to be considered a true ghazal.

Muddat Hui Hai Yaar Ko Mehman Kiye Hue

Muddat hui hai yaar ko mehman kiye hue, Josh-e-qadah se bazm charaghan kiye hue. Karta hun jama phir jigar-e-lakht-lakht ko, Arsa hua hai dawat-e-mizhgan kiye hue. Phir waz-e-ehtiyat se rukne laga hai dam, Barson hue hain chaak gareban kiye hue. Phir garm-nala-ha-e-sharar-bar hai nafas, Muddat hui hai sair-e-charaghan kiye hue. …

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