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
And so to-day- they lay him away- the boy nobody knows the name of- the buck private- the unknown soldier- the doughboy who dug under and died when they told him to- that's him. Down Pennsylvania Avenue to-day the riders go, men and boys riding horses, roses in their teeth, stems of roses, rose leaf stalks, rose dark leaves- the line of the green ends in a red rose flash. Skeleton men and boys riding skeleton horses, the rib bones shine, the rib bones curve, shine with savage, elegant curves- a jawbone runs with a long white slant, a skull dome runs with a long white arch, bone triangles click and rattle, elbows, ankles, white line slants- shining in the sun, past the White House, past the Treasury Building, Army and Navy Buildings, on to the mystic white Capitol Dome- so they go down Pennsylvania Avenue to-day, skeleton men and boys riding skeleton horses, stems of roses in their teeth, rose dark leaves at their white jaw slants- and a horse laugh question nickers and whinnies, moans with a whistle out of horse head teeth: why? who? where? ('The big fish- eat the little fish- the little fish- eat the shrimps- and the shrimps- eat mud,'- said a cadaverous man- with a black umbrella- spotted with white polka dots- with a missing ear- with a missing foot and arms- with a missing sheath of muscles singing to the silver sashes of the sun.) And so to-day- they lay him away- the boy nobody knows the name of- the buck private- the unknown soldier- the doughboy who dug under and died when they told him to- that's him. If he picked himself and said, 'I am ready to die,' if he gave his name and said, 'My country, take me,' then the baskets of roses to-day are for the Boy, the flowers, the songs, the steamboat whistles, the proclamations of the honorable orators, they are all for the Boy- that's him. If the government of the Republic picked him saying, 'You are wanted, your country takes you'- if the Republic put a stethoscope to his heart and looked at his teeth and tested his eyes and said, 'You are a citizen of the Republic and a sound animal in all parts and functions- the Republic takes you'- then to-day the baskets of flowers are all for the Republic, the roses, the songs, the steamboat whistles, the proclamations of the honorable orators- they are all for the Republic. And so to-day- they lay him away- and an understanding goes- his long sleep shall be under arms and arches near the Capitol Dome- there is an authorization- he shall have tomb companions- the martyred presidents of the Republic- the buck private- the unknown soldier- that's him. The man who was war commander of the armies of the Republic rides down Pennsylvania Avenue- The man who is peace commander of the armies of the Republic rides down Pennsylvania Avenue- for the sake of the Boy, for the sake of the Republic. (And the hoofs of the skeleton horses all drum soft on the asphalt footing- so soft is the drumming, so soft the roll call of the grinning sergeants calling the roll call- so soft is it all- a camera man murmurs, 'Moonshine.') Look- who salutes the coffin- lays a wreath of remembrance on the box where a buck private sleeps a clean dry sleep at last- look- it is the highest ranking general of the officers of the armies of the Republic. (Among pigeon corners of the Congressional Library- they file documents quietly, casually, all in a day's work- this human document, the buck private nobody knows the name of- they file away in granite and steel- with music and roses, salutes, proclamations of the honorable orators.) Across the country, between two ocean shore lines, where cities cling to rail and water routes, there people and horses stop in their foot tracks, cars and wagons stop in their wheel tracks- faces at street crossings shine with a silence of eggs laid in a row on a pantry shelf- among the ways and paths of the flow of the Republic faces come to a standstill, sixty clockticks count- in the name of the Boy, in the name of the Republic. (A million faces a thousand miles from Pennsylvania Avenue stay frozen with a look, a clocktick, a moment- skeleton riders on skeleton horses- the nickering high horse laugh, the whinny and the howl up Pennsylvania Avenue: who? why? where?) (So people far from the asphalt footing of Pennsylvania Avenue look, wonder, mumble- the riding white-jaw phantoms ride hi-eeee, hi-eeee, hi-yi, hi-yi, hi-eeee- the proclamations of the honorable orators mix with the top-sergeants whistling the roll call.) If when the clockticks counted sixty, when the heartbeats of the Republic came to a stop for a minute, if the Boy had happened to sit up, happening to sit up as Lazarus sat up, in the story, then the first shivering language to drip off his mouth might have come as, 'Thank God,' or 'Am I dreaming?' or 'What the hell' or 'When do we eat?' or 'Kill 'em, kill 'em, the....' or 'Was that ... a rat ... ran over my face?' or 'For Christ's sake, gimme water, gimme water,' or 'Blub blub, bloo bloo....' or any bubbles of shell shock gibberish from the gashes of No Man's Land. Maybe some buddy knows, some sister, mother, sweetheart, maybe some girl who sat with him once when a two-horn silver moon slid on the peak of a house-roof gable, and promises lived in the air of the night, when the air was filled with promises, when any little slip-shoe lovey could pick a promise out of the air. 'Feed it to 'em, they lap it up, bull ... bull ... bull,' Said a movie news reel camera man, Said a Washington newspaper correspondent, Said a baggage handler lugging a trunk, Said a two-a-day vaudeville juggler, Said a hanky-pank selling jumping-jacks. 'Hokum- they lap it up,' said the bunch. And a tall scar-face ball player, Played out as a ball player, Made a speech of his own for the hero boy, Sent an earful of his own to the dead buck private: 'It's all safe now, buddy, Safe when you say yes, Safe for the yes-men.' He was a tall scar-face battler With his face in a newspaper Reading want ads, reading jokes, Reading love, murder, politics, Jumping from jokes back to the want ads, Reading the want ads first and last, The letters of the word JOB, 'J-O-B,' Burnt like a shot of bootleg booze In the bones of his head- In the wish of his scar-face eyes. The honorable orators, Always the honorable orators, Buttoning the buttons on their prinz alberts, Pronouncing the syllables 'sac-ri-fice,' Juggling those bitter salt-soaked syllables- Do they ever gag with hot ashes in their mouths? Do their tongues ever shrivel with a pain of fire Across those simple syllables 'sac-ri-fice'? (There was one orator people far off saw. He had on a gunnysack shirt over his bones, And he lifted an elbow socket over his head, And he lifted a skinny signal finger. And he had nothing to say, nothing easy- He mentioned ten million men, mentioned them as having gone west, mentioned them as shoving up the daisies. We could write it all on a postage stamp, what he said. He said it and quit and faded away, A gunnysack shirt on his bones.) Stars of the night sky, did you see that phantom fadeout, did you see those phantom riders, skeleton riders on skeleton horses, stems of roses in their teeth, rose leaves red on white-jaw slants, grinning along on Pennsylvania Avenue, the top-sergeants calling roll calls- did their horses nicker a horse laugh? did the ghosts of the boney battalions move out and on, up the Potomac, over on the Ohio and out to the Mississippi, the Missouri, the Red River, and down to the Rio Grande, and on to the Yazoo, over to the Chattahoochee and up to the Rappahannock? did you see 'em, stars of the night sky? And so to-day- they lay him away- the boy nobody knows the name of- they lay him away in granite and steel- with music and roses- under a flag- under a sky of promises. Carl Sandburg
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.
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