The stories of human-animal love are not too rare. Here is an atypical story of love between a queen and a peacock told by no less a master craftsman than Meer Taqi Meer (1723-1810). This verse- narrative known as More Naama has survived through two centuries and has been acknowledged as an exemplar of Meer’s skill of telling a tale in a poetical framework which is allegorical in nature and far reaching in appeal
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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
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
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