Have you heard Mehdi Hasan sing Ab ke hum bichde? He sings it like a dream. The first sher is okay and some others are really good, but you don’t think of all that when you hear him sing it – they all sound uniformly brilliant.
Today was a long-bath day (pedicure included) and this was my song of choice. The bath turned out longer than I expected and so I had to make up another sher to go along. It has the same khafiya as the maqta, but is different in content.
Ab na woh tu hain na main hun na woh maazi hai Faraz
Jaise do saaye tamannayon ke saraabon mein mile
Ye aane ka chalne ka jaane ka sabab
Ho ke seharaon mein phir ke saraabon mein mile
Another one happens as I write-
Aag-e-hijr mein jalaa di thi tere shumaar-e-khata
Shaayad tarq-e-ishq ki wajah tere hisaabon mein mile