tanhaai – faiz ahmed faiz

This is ‘tanhaai’ by Faiz Ahmed Faiz. You can find Faiz’s own recitation here.

This is me reciting it: [direct audio link]
[audio:http://www.jaaduhai.com/tunes/adnan/bol7/tanhaai.mp3]

You will notice that it is somewhat different from Faiz’s. =)


phir ko’ii aayaa, dil-e-zaar! nahiin, ko’ii nahiin;
raah-rau hogaa, kahiin aur chalaa jaaegaa.
dhal chukii raat, bikharne lagaa taaron kaa ghubaar,
larkharaane lage aiwaanon mein khwaabiida charaagh,
so ga’ii raasta tak takke har ek rah guzaar;
ajnabi khaak ne dhundlaa diye qadmon ke suraagh.

gul karo shamiin, barhaa do mai-o-miinaa-o-ayaagh,
apne be khwaab kivaaron ko muqaffal kar lo;
ab yahaan ko’ii nahiin, ko’ii nahiin aayega!


Oh and the last bit of “koi nahin” naturally comes from the first line of this poem.

1 Comment

  1. oh the last line sounded so sad *sigh*

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