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
for Pat and Victorio Spread eagle sheep legs wide, wire hooves to shed beams, and sink blade in neck wool, ’til the gray eyes drain of life like cold pure water from a tin pail. (It kicked, choking on nasal blood, liquid gasping coughs spattered blood over me.) Slit down belly, scalp rug-wool skin away, pinch wool back with blade to pink flesh, ssst ssst ssst inch by inch, then I sling whole carcass in bloody spray over fence. (Close to its face, I swear it gift-heaved a last breath from its soft black nose and warmed my nostril hairs as I sniffed the dark smell of its death.) Mesquite in hole boils water in the iron cauldron which steam-cooks hind quarters on grill across cauldron. Tonight I invite men and women con duende, who take a night in life and forge it into iron in the fire of their vision. Aragon has gone to the river to play his drum. I hear the deep pom pom pom. Round bonfire Alicia squats, ruffles sheaf of poems, while Alejandro tunes guitar. Shadows dance round stones that edge the fire. (In Alejandro’s boot a knife hilt glimmers.) Their teeth gleam grease juice (as do those of the children, who play in the dark behind us). There is fear in the horse’s eye corralled nearby. (Hear the drum on the Río Grande. Boom pom boom pom....) Blood sizzles, moist alfalfa in the air, bats flit above the flames. I toss a gleaming bone to spirits in the orchard, and Gonzales yells, with his old earthen voice, “Play, hombre, �Canta, mujer! Sing! Sing the way the old ones sang!” Tonight life is lust death hunger violence innocence sweetness honor hard work and tomorrow I will go to church. But tonight I leap into impulse, instinct, into the burning of this moment. (I commit myself! One moment to the next I am chasm jumper and silence is a blue fire on my papery soul. I construct out of nothing. I am air, am labyrinth, place with no entry or exit, am a smoking mirror. Commit myself! Storms stroke my heart and destroy its neat furrows. My words are mule teams, that loosen, pound, hurl, out and up, and leave me standing in the open, naked, with star flame roar, life opening. . . . Commit myself!) Hear the two hands bleed along the river beating drumskins, deep sounds of thu-uba, of magic, despair, joy, emotions trance-weave through sound, thumba, thumba, thumba. Follow drum, thumba thumba thumba, umba umba umba ba-ba ba-ba thumba thumba thumba, hear hearts mate with earth in song, spiral toward death in its long thuuumbaa, toward life again in ba-ba ba-ba. The sound is stain on purity, is cry of broken thing, drum does not wither beneath bed, but rises heart into newness around us, all around us, come follow Follow the drum, thumba thumba thumba ba—ba—ba thumba thumba thumba ba—ba—ba, of living! Jimmy Santiago Baca
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.