Diwali pe Prof. Aale Ahmed Suroor ki nazm

, Sher o Sukhan

Diwali
By Aale Ahmed ‘Suroor’

Yeh baam o dar, yeh charaagh, yeh qumqumo’n ki qataar
Sipaahe nur siyaahi se barsar e paikar

Yeh zard chehre pe surkhi, fasurda nazro’n mein rang
Bujhe bujhe se dilo’n ko ujlaati hai umang

Yeh leher leher, yeh raunaq, yeh humhuma, yeh hayaat
Jagaaye jaise chaman ko naseem e subh ki baat

Har ek shamma pe dil de rahe hain parwaane
Nazar nazar se baraste hain kitne afsaane

Gazab hai laila e shab ka singhaar aaj ki raat
Nikhar rahi hai uroos e bahaar aaj ki raat

Hazaar jung ke saaye, hazaar qahat ke bhoot
Hazaar sharr ke dalail , hazaar gham ke suboot

Hazaar zakhmo’n ki teese’n, hazaar daagho’n ke dard
Hazaar khushk labo’n par, hazaar naala e sard

Hazaar khwaab o haqeeqat ki kashmakash ka aalam
Hazaar khoon e tamanna ki mehfilo’n ka maatam

Hazaaron saal ke dukh dard mein nahaaye huye
Hazaaron aarzuo’n ki chita jalaaye huye

Khiza’n naseeb bahaaron ke naaz uthaaye huye
Shikast o fatah ke kitne fareb khaaye huye

Inn aandhiyo’n mein bashar muskura tau sakte hain
Siyaah raat mein shamma jala tau sakte hain

Nazm was composed on 30th Oct 1951 at Lucknow when Suroor sb was reader Lucknow University.. It was also published in his collection ” Zauq e Junoon ” in 1955.

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