Yadein mitaana, bebasi chupaana
Hai bahut aasaan tujhe bhool jaana
Iltazaa ab itni si kartaa hoon zaalim
Har raat khwaabon mein tashreef na laana
यादें मिटाना बेबसी छुपाना
है बहुत आसान तुझे भूल जाना
इल्तजा अब इतनी सी करता हूँ ज़ालिम
हर रात ख़्वाबों में तशरीफ़ न लाना
Erasing memories, hiding helplessness, even forgetting you is so easy.
All I pray to you, my dear, is that you must stop visiting me in my dreams.
(Only a dream away: The picture above is of the lovely work of art by Raymond Leech, a self-taught artist born at Great Yarmouth in East Angila in 1949, said to have been inspired by the French impressionists, Degas, Renoir and Toulouse Lautrec.)