ik lafz-e-mohabbat ka adna ye fasana hai
simTe to dil-e-ashiq phaile to zamana hai

ye kis ka tasavvur hai ye kis ka fasana hai
jo ashk hai ankhon men tasbih ka daana hai

dil sang-e-malamat ka har-chand nishana hai
dil phir bhi mira dil hai dil hi to zamana ha 

ham ishq ke maron ka itna hi fasana hai
rone ko nahin koi hansne ko zamana hai

vo aur vafa-dushman manenge na maana hai
sab dil ki shararat hai ankhon ka bahana hai

shair huun main shair huun mera hi zamana hai
fitrat mira aina qudrat mira shana hai

jo un pe guzarti hai kis ne use jaana hai
apni hi musibat hai apna hi fasana hai

kya husn ne samjha hai kya ishq ne jaana hai
ham khak-nashinon ki Thokar men zamana hai

aghaz-e-mohabbat hai aana hai na jaana hai
ashkon ki hukumat hai aahon ka zamana ha

ankhon men nami si hai chup chup se vo baiThe hai
nazuk si nigahon men nazuk sa fasana hai

ham dard-ba-dil nalan vo dast-ba-dil hairan
ai ishq to kya zalim tera hi zamana hai

ya vo the khafa ham se ya ham hain khafa un se
kal un ka zamana tha aaj apna zamana hai

ai ishq-e-junun-pesha haan ishq-e-junun-pesha
aaj ek sitamgar ko hans hans ke rulana hai

thoDi si ijazat bhi ai bazm-gah-e-hasti
aa nikle hain dam-bhar ko rona hai rulana hai

ye ishq nahin asan itna hi samajh liije
ik aag ka dariya hai aur Duub ke jaana hai

khud husn-o-shabab un ka kya kam hai raqib apna
jab dekhiye ab vo hain aina hai shana hai

tasvir ke do rukh hain jaan aur gham-e-janan
ik naqsh chhupana hai ik naqsh dikhana hai

ye husn-o-jamal un ka ye ishq-o-shabab apna
jiine ki tamanna hai marne ka zamana hai

mujh ko isi dhun men hai har lahza basar karna
ab aae vo ab aae lazim unhen aana hai

khuddari-o-mahrumi mahrumi-o-khuddari
ab dil ko khuda rakkhe ab dil ka zamana hai

ashkon ke tabassum men aahon ke tarannum men
maasum mohabbat ka maasum fasana hai

aansu to bahut se hain ankhon men 'jigar' lekin
bandh jaae so moti hai rah jaae so daana hai

sarakti jaa.e hai rukh se naqab ahista ahista 
nikalta aa raha hai aftab ahista ahista 

javan hone lage jab vo to ham se kar liya parda 
haya yak-lakht aa.i aur shabab ahista ahista 

shab-e-furqat ka jaaga huun farishto ab to sone do 
kabhi fursat men kar lena hisab ahista ahista 

saval-e-vasl par un ko adu ka khauf hai itna 
dabe honTon se dete hain javab ahista ahista 

vo bedardi se sar kaTen 'amir' aur main kahun un se 
huzur ahista ahista janab ahista ahista