Aaj bina koyee ijaazat liye
barasne ko bekaraar kaare baadal aa tapke,
yeh baarish wala nahin
zulf-e-daraaz wali

Aaj din ke waqt
chandni nee apna chehra parda phaash kiya,
yeh raat wala nahin
gharam saanson wali

Aaj be-mausam
diwali jaisi shor mere aangan mein utar aayee,
yeh pattakhon wala nahin
hasi ki ladiyan wali

Aaj ki raat darwaze par dastak suna
dekha tho kisi musafir ka door tak koyee nishaan,
yeh hawa ka jhonka wala nahin
yaadon ki aah wali

Aaj beech raah mein jab lut gayaa
tho udaasi ki thi pal, par mauj ki huye mizaaj,
yeh chor wala dhokebaazi nahin
jaan-levaa nazron wali