Majaz, love, story, poetry,

Ae gham-e-dil kya karoon, ai wahshat-e dil kya karoon

Finding love in revolution; revolution in love!

Asrar-ul-Haq Majaz (1911-1955), also known as Majaz Lakhnavi, has traditionally been called a poet of romance and revolution.

poetry, shatari, sher, urdu, blog

شعر کہانی

شعر کے پس پردہ ایک واقعہ

کبھی اے حقیقتِ منتظر نظر آ لباسِ مجاز میں
کہ ہزاروں سجدے تڑپ رہے ہیں مری جبینِ نیاز میں

meer taqi meer, love, poetry

Aashiqi Mein Meer Jaise Khwaab Mat Dekha Karo

It is said that Meer used to go wild at the sight of the moon, as he had an illusion that the face of his separated beloved was reflected in the moon.

The love-life of Akhtar Shirani: Imaginary or Real

Bahut tadpaayegi dil ko hamaari daastaan ik din

The love-life of Akhtar Shirani: Imaginary or Real?

Anisur Rahman One who wrote poems like Sarzameen-e Ishq, Ai Ishq Kaheen Le Chal, Ai Ishq Hamein Barbaad Na Kar, Badnaam Ho Raha Hoon, Jahaan Rehana Rehti Thi, Chand Lamhe Azra Ke Saath, Shikwa-i- Judaai, Aiteraaf-e Mohabbat and many more of the kind must be in the dock of lovers. Whether Akhtar Shirani had really… continue reading

faiz-ahmad-faiz, resistance poetry

BOL KI LAB AAZAAD HAIN TERE

POETRY IN RESISTANCE, POETS IN PROTEST

Faisal Fehmi Whenever there was a need to stand for truth and to raise a voice against oppression, there was a poet to do so. Poetry has inspired many historic revolutions that have restored order in society. This did not, however, come easily to the poets. They had to suffer immeasurably for raising their voice… continue reading

faiz couplets poetry

FIVE NEVER-HEARD-BEFORE-COUPLETS OF FAIZ

Faisal Fehmi Faiz Ahmad Faiz was among the most celebrated and popular poets of Urdu. He faced political repression for his revolutionary views. He is acknowledged as a torchbearer of progressivism and modernism in Urdu poetry. Here are five couplets of Faiz that you may not have heard of or read before. You may read… continue reading