'Insha' jii uTho ab kuuch karo is shahar me.n jii kaa lagaanaa kyaa
vahashii ko sukuu.N se kyaa matalab jogii kaa nagar me.n Thikaanaa kyaa

is dil ke dariidaa-daaman ko dekho to sahii, socho to sahii
jis jholii me.n sau chhed hu_e us jholii ko phailaanaa kyaa

shab bitii chaa.Nd bhii Duub gayaa za.njiir pa.Dii daravaaze me.n
kyo.n der gaye ghar aaye ho sajaanii se karoge bahaanaa kyaa

us husn ke sache motii ko ham dekh sake.n par chhuu na sake.n
jise dekh sake.n par chhuu na sake.n vo daulat kyaa vo Khazaanaa kyaa

us ko bhii jalaa dukhate hu_e man ik sholaa laal bhabhukhaa ban
yuu.N aa.Nsuu ban bah jaanaa kyaa yuu.N maaTii me.n mil jaanaa kyaa

jab shahar ke log na rastaa dekhe.n kyo.n ban me.n na jaa bisraam kare
diivaano.n kii-sii na baat kare to aur kare diivaanaa kyaa


About Inshaullah Khan Insha


Inshaullah Khan Insha is one of the leading master-poets of Urdu. His contributions to the language and literature is more than the contributions of a mere poet. He was also an excellent prose writer and a grammarian. He had a superb sense of humour and through his wit has overwhelmed his contemporary poets in various verbal encounters. Biography His name was Inshaullah Khan and the nom de plume was Insha. His father, Syed Hakeem Meer Mashaullah Khan, was a leading tabeeb (physician) of his time. His ancestors had migrated to India from Najaf. His great grandfather, Syed Rasheeduddin would go... Read more...

Poet of the day

Katherine Fowler was born on New Year's day, 1631 in London, England. Her father, John Fowler, was a Presbyterian merchant. Katherine was educated at one of the Hackney boarding-schools, where she became fluent in several languages. After the death of John Fowler, Katherine's mother married a Welshman, Hector Philips, and,...
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Poem of the day


One lovely name adorns my song,
And, dwelling in the heart,
Forever falters at the tongue,
And trembles to depart.


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