Shah Faisal Mushtaq writing as Faisal Fehmi is a young poet from the valley of Kashmir. He is an engineer by qualification and a philosopher-poet by choice. He is traditional in his approach to poetry yet modern in his thoughts. Fehmi is the quintessential modern day poet who in the day works for the worldly and at night works hard to perfect his poetry for the heavenly. Here are a few of his gems with many more to come.
Mirror has been used both as a metaphor and a symbol in Urdu poetry. Here is how some of the poets have explored the different aspects of a mirror in their shers: Now, looking at herself in the mirror she is despaired Then, how proud she was for not proffering her heart Look into the… continue reading
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.
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.