Another view of Lucknow, this time by one of its most talented but unfortunate poets

Firdaus-e-Husn-o-Ishq hain daman-e-Lakhnau
Aankhon mein bas rahi hain ghazalan-e-Lakhnau

Sabr azma hain ghamza turkaan-e-Lakhnau
Rashk-e-zinan-e-masr kaneezan-e-Lakhnau

Har samt ek hujoom-e-nagrane-e-Lakhnau
Aur main ek shokh-e-ghazalkhvan-e-Lakhnau

Mutrab bhi hain, sharab bhi abr-e-bahaar bhi
Shiraaz ban gaya hain shabistan-e-Lakhnau

Tole hue hain tegh o sitan husn-e-benaqab
Nauk fughan hai jalwah pinhan-e-Lakhnau

“Ek naubahar-e-naz ko take hain phir nigah”
Voh naubahar-e-naz ke hain jan-e-Lakhnau

Dast-e-junoon ko rokiye ya khabt chorhiye
Rusva hain yunhi chak-girebaan-e-Lakhnau

Kuch roz ka musafir o mehman hoon aur kya
Kyun badguman hoon Yusuf-e-Canaan-e-Lakhnau

Ab is ke baad subah hain ur subah-e-nau, ‘Majaz’
Ham par hain khatam hain sham-e-ghareeban-e-Lakhnau

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