Recitation of poetry is deeply regarded for expressing your true feelings. It has been observed that Urdu poets in the past used to say poetry that depicts the social, cultural surroundings of their era. Last Updated on Sunday, October 14 2018 ... Read more
In the stillness of night Wisdom came and stood By my bed. She gazed upon me like a tender mother And wiped away my tears, and said : 'I have heard The cry of your spirit and I am come to comfort it. Open your heart to me and I shall fill it with light. Ask of me and I shall show you the way of truth.' And I said : 'Who am I, Wisdom, and how came I to this frightening place? What manner of things Are these mighty hopes and these many books and Strange patterns ? What are these thoughts that pass As doves in flight? And these words composed by Desire and sung by delight, what are they? What are These conclusions, grievous and joyous, that embrace My spirit and envelop my heart? And those Eyes which look at me seeing into my depths and Fleeing from my sorrows ? And those voices mourning My days and chanting my littleness, what are they ? 'What is this youth that plays with my desires And mocks at my longings, forgetful of yesterday's Deeds, rejoicing in paltry things of the moment, Scornful of the morrow's coming? 'What is this world that leads me whither I know Not, standing with me in despising? And this earth That opens wide its mouth to swallow bodies and Lets evil things to dwell on its breast? What is this Creature that is satisfied with the love of fortune, Whilst beyond its union is the pit? Who seeks Life's Kiss whilst Death does smite him, and brings the Pleasure of a minute with a year of repentance, and Gives himself to slumber the while dreams call him? What is he who flows with the rivers of folly to the Sea of darkness? O Wisdom, what manner of things Are these?' And she answered, saying : 'You would see, human creature, this world Through the eyes of a god. And you would seek to Know the secrets of the hereafter with the thinking Of men. Yet in truth is this the height of folly. 'Go you to the wild places and you shall find There the bee above the flowers and behold the eagle Swooping down on his prey. Go you into your neighbor's House and see then the child blinking at the Firelight and his mother busied at her household Tasks. Be you like the bee and spend not the days of Spring looking on the eagle's doing. Be as the child And rejoice in the firelight and heed not your Mother's affairs. All that you see with your eyes was And is for your sake. 'The many books and the strange patterns and Beautiful thoughts are the shades of those spirits That came ere you were come. The words that you Do weave are a bond between you and your brothers. The conclusions, grievous and joyous, are the Seeds that the past did scatter in the field of the Spirit to be reaped by the future. That youth who Plays with your desires is he who will open the door Of your heart to let enter the light. This earth with The ever open mouth is the savior of your spirit from The body's slavery. This world which walks with You is your heart; and your heart is all that you Think that world. This creature whom you see as Ignorant and small is the same who has come from God's side to learn pity through sadness, and knowledge By way of darkness.' Then Wisdom put her hand on my burning brow And said: 'Go then forward and do not tarry, for beforeWwalks Perfection. Go, and have not fear of thorns On the path, for they deem naught lawful save Corrupted blood.' Khalil Gibran
Urdu Poetry – Poetry is the language of heart. Emotions and feelings take the shape of words and are delivered in a poetic manner. Urdu poetry draws its existence from past 18th and 19th century which are rich in tradition and composed in various forms. Most of the Urdu poetry derives from Arabic and Persian origin. From time immemorial, Urdu poetry has been written and narrated by renowned poets of all times. Urdu poetry is enriched with such true emotions and feelings. It has been observed that Urdu poets in the past used to say poetry that depicts and highlights the social, cultural issues of their era.
The poets used Urdu poetry as a medium of expression to put their thoughts forward for the readers. The Urdu poets are known for reviving romance, culture, social & political issues in the form of Urdu poetry collections. Urdu poetry is considered as an integral part of Pakistani culture. Our history is rich with numerous poetry collections from renowned poets like Mirza Ghalib, Allama Iqbal, Mir Dard, Mir Taqi Mir, and the list goes on. Allama Iqbal and Mirza Ghalib are considered to be the flag barrier of Urdu poetry. Iqbal Urdu poetry is based on philosophy, love, and for encouraging Muslims of India. Mirza Ghalib is regarded as the greatest Urdu poets of all times. They have contributed incredibly in the form of Ghazal, Hamd, Nazm, Ruba’i, Shayari and much more. Apart from them, Mir Taqi Mir and Mir Dard are known for romantic and sad Urdu poetry. Several other maestros of Urdu Poetry have been passed who added some valuable pearls and gems to the poetic collections from time to time.
Urdu poetry has evolved and revolutionized from time to time. Previously tough Persian and Arabic words are used for narrating the Urdu poetry. Later use of simpler Urdu words have taken over and are used more oftenly. Poets like Ahmed Faraz, Parveen Shakir, Faiz Ahmed Faiz have added some valuable Urdu poetry collection that are loved and praised by masses to date. New subject matter, themes are used by new poets that has modernized Urdu Poetry. The various forms of Urdu Poetry available for the readers includes Ghazal, Hamd, Marsiya, Naat, Nazm, Qasida, Masnavi, Naat, Qawalli, Ruba’i, Shayari and much more. The poetry lovers can stock their libraries and houses with the enormous treasure of Urdu poetry. The collection of Urdu Poems in the form of Dewan and Kuliyat are preferred by those who have a taste for traditional poetry. Allama Iqbal and Mirza Ghalib have immense contribution to the Urdu poetry.
The Urdu poetry collection of Ghalib and Iqbal are researched, read and shared by masses worldwide.The modern Urdu poets possess a progressive and practical state of mind that is far from the narration of female beauty and romance. Urdu Ghazals has been associated with emotions earlier, but now the trends are changing to give it a completely new domain of expression. Many Urdu poets become popular because of their Romantic poetry include Ghazal Ahmed Faraz, Habib Jalib, Sagar Siddiqui, Muneer Niazi, Mohsin Naqvi, Farhat Abbas Shah and many others.
The archive of HamariWeb provides the evergreen Urdu poetry collection for the viewers. Some of the finest gems of Urdu Shayari are Munir Niazi, Allama Iqbal, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Ahmed Faraz, Mirza Ghalib, Habib Jalib, Parveen Shakir, John Elia, Syed Wasi Shah to name a few. You can even search, post, read, and share the Urdu poetry based on various genres that includes Eid poetry, sad poetry, patriotic poetry, love poetry, rain poetry, mother poetry, Islamic poetry etc. People with great taste in poetry are glued to this page. Find some of the finest and latest collection of Urdu poetry on HamariWeb.