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Urdu poetry is a rich tradition of poetry and has many different forms which were basically originated from Arabic and borrowing much from the Persian language. Urdu language poetry is today an important part of the cultures of Pakistan and India. Like other languages, the history of Urdu poetry shares origins and influences with other linguistic traditions within the Urdu-Hindi-Hindustani mix.

Urdu is the national language and lingua franca of Pakistan, and an official language of five Indian states and one of the 22 scheduled languages in the Constitution of India.

Definition & Discussion of Urdu Poetry

Forms of Urdu Poetry

Ghazal (pronounced as "ghuzzle"), Fard, Hamd, Hazal, Hijv, Madah, Manqabat, Marsiya (muhr-see-yaa), Masnavi (pronounced "mus-na-vee"), Munaajaat, Musaddas, Naat, Nazm, Qasida (pronounced "quh-see-daa"), Qataa, Rubayi (pronounced "ru-baa-ee"), Ruba'i, Rubaiyat, Salaam, Seharaa, and Vaasokht.

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Below is Urdu Poetry written by PoetrySoup members. These examples illustrate what Urdu poems looks like and its form. There is also a link (above) to the definition where you can discuss Urdu poems.

Urdu Poetry by Form

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At Dawnallusion,beauty,blessing,GhazalSalehi, Pashang
Premium Member Poem CAUGHT IN TWILIGHTallusion,GhazalWoo, San
Palm Readerallegory,allusion,identitGhazalDiMino, Joe
LA MAKANI KA SABABallah,friendship,islamic,GhazalHashmi, Shabeeb
Premium Member Poem Lows and Extremesabuse,angst,depression,faRubaiyatPinet, Emile
Windsurdu,weather,wind,RubaiyatJennings, Bonnie
Love isallusion,beauty,god,love,RubaiyatSalehi, Pashang
A Teacher's Bad Experiencehigh school,memory,sad,teRubaiyatDaniel, Jo
Premium Member Poem Hanky-Panky Jankymoney,RubaiyatAnderson, John
The Moonlight Bellnostalgia,GhazalRangus, Peter
Half-Ghazalrecovery from,GhazalRangus, Peter
Hide the Duct Tapechristian,family,funny,grRubaiyatBond, Kim
Premium Member Poem ''Pretty Janky''poetry,pride,writing,RubaiyatWings, Broken
Premium Member Poem Janky Wretchlost love,RubaiyatNeumann, Kai Michael
Premium Member Poem THESE FEET TRIED ALL YOUR SHOESpoetry,VaasokhtWoo, San
Janky Jackabsence,heartbroken,RubaiyatWillow, Weeping
Aaj Khush Hoon Meinallah,hindi,i love you,i GhazalThakur, Atul
Halt-e-Bayaandeep,destiny,for her,forgGhazalThakur, Atul
Aging Soulheaven,metaphor,pain,wineRubaiyatSalehi, Pashang
The Call Of The Dream - For Lynn Mariedream,love,RubaiyatRaven, Vladislav
Impossible Lovehow i feel,love,GhazalGhazanfar, Abul
unhianimal,autumn,career,desiGhazaljha, manish
Premium Member Poem Rectangle Angle Fouradventure,community,RubaiyatHenderson, Steven
Desist, a ghazalcrazy,desire,love,magic,mGhazalFoster, Gail
Premium Member Poem Georgiafruit,GhazalKendrick, Sara
Premium Member Poem The Sunflowerlife,GhazalKendrick, Sara
Secret of the Heartlove,pain,GhazalGhazanfar, Abul
Wo kagaz ki kashti Wo barish ka paniallah,celebration,child,RubaiyatShehzad, Aamir
Lonely Crowallusion,fantasy,imaginatGhazalSalehi, Pashang
Fond remembrancesemotions,Rubaiyatsinha, subroto
New Year 366 Page 65acelebration,ManqabatYeates, Owen
I stood at the end of the ageage,allah,bible,conflict,Salaamaliefya, syantrie
Khawab dekhe the jodream,Ghazalrizvi, pakeeza
Aj Kalsad,society,Ghazalrizvi, pakeeza
Dil bardashta hoye hum todark,sorrow,Ghazalrizvi, pakeeza
The Splendid Timesallegory,dedication,lonelGhazalYamin, Hamida
Negligentbeauty,love,GhazalGhazanfar, Abul
Intent on Madnesslove,GhazalGhazanfar, Abul
The Drunkenallusion,love,metaphor,syGhazalSalehi, Pashang
Expectingbaby,death,emotions,loss,ManqabatKyriacou, Maria
Limerence - My love for youlonging,love,QasidaNehal, M Asim
Its a Mad,Mad,Mad,Mad Worldconflict,confusion,crazy,GhazalMarine, Aqua
Pool-Entreeart,Ghazalchizoba vincent, john
Premium Member Poem singular soulappreciation,beauty,bio,fRubaiyatWoo, San
Let Mebeauty,emotions,for him,fHamdCayanan, Katrina Monique
Premium Member Poem A Little Alliteration: A Collaboration with Gary Thomasadventure,community,,drugRubaiyatHenderson, Steven
My Shadowage,allusion,imagination,MasnaviSalehi, Pashang
Zikr aur Yaademotions,hindi,memory,GhazalAgnihotri, Vivek
Termite of timeallegory,change,destiny,hGhazalYamin, Mohammad
Ishwargod,hindi,religion,spiritGhazalAgnihotri, Vivek
     
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