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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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PMPoem TitleCategoriesFormPoet
The Scent of Waterbaptism,blessing,Rubaiyatde la luna, hija
The Scent of Watermother,nature,RubaiyatMalik, Abdul
Stand out and be countedhero,HamdAncient, Matt
Akelapanlife,GhazalSabri, Azhar
At First Glancegod,MunaajaatSmith, Tim
Across The Skylove,GhazalAlhemaidy, Abdullah
Lovetime,Rubaiyatkolb, bessie
Premium Member Poem Moonlight Kissessea,GhazalGuzzi, Debbie
Banjara bhola pardesideep,journey,poetry,Ghazalrizvi, pakeeza
Nightnight,GhazalRivenbark, A.E.
Begaangihindi,loneliness,lonely,pGhazalTiwari, Vikas
Premium Member Poem One Against Manyangst,emotions,slam,RubaiyatVee, Freddie
Susceptibilityheart,love,GhazalAlhemaidy, Abdullah
Ruh ghazallove,love hurts,GhazalSabri, Azhar
BUTTERFLY KILLINGabsence,adventure,age,angNazmJolo, Neldy
Anshuloss,lost,lost love,NazmSabri, Azhar
Guilty Consciencemurder,mystery,GhazalPowley, Olivia
Aabae talkhdeath,nature,NazmSabri, Azhar
Bewafa e mohabbatlost love,love hurts,NazmSabri, Azhar
Premium Member Poem What the Mermaid Knowsmythology,nature,ocean,phRubaiyatDelaney, Suzanne
Cup of Teaabsence,dedication,deep,GhazalH. Chouhdry, M. Shahid
All powers belong to You Almighty Allahallah,blessing,HamdH. Chouhdry, M. Shahid
homeless dude on my corneraddiction,age,childhood,cSeharaabrain, chris
My Love StoryarabicGhazalH. Chouhdry, M. Shahid
POETS ARE PROSTITUTESafrica,character,emotionsMadahMBUGUA, CHEGE
Bade naam ka matlab badhiya kaam nahi hottafashion,inspirational,GhazalBhasin, Meenakshi
Kuch Baat Banefeelings,women,GhazalBhasin, Meenakshi
Dekh Lodeep,GhazalBhasin, Meenakshi
Siyasat-e-Hindcharacter,desire,emotionsRubaiyatSabri, Azhar
Premium Member Poem Antique Knightscar,cool,GhazalGuzzi, Debbie
Your gazeemotions,growth,how i feeVaasokhtTrout, Catherine
Premium Member Poem Flameslove,lust,passion,romanceGhazalDom, Michael
Goodbye To Youabuse,addiction,boyfriendVaasokhtPalmer-Ham, Cynthia
My Love my Muselove,spring,GhazalFox, Nigel
Tak Lekang Oleh Waktufeelings,sweet,MadahNoor, Earl
Premium Member Poem Treat Her Rightangst,VaasokhtGreen, Amy
Flat Tooth Beavercorruption,GhazalDurant, Samuel
Panda and Combinefarm,MarsiyaWoltzenhowzer, Conner
Wordspoetry,words,GhazalRivenbark, A.E.
Premium Member Poem The Ruba'iyat of Creteil Lake: Part Thirty-Sixallegory,RubaiyatWignesan, T
Premium Member Poem The Ruba'iyat of Creteil Lake: Part Thirty-Fiveallegory,RubaiyatWignesan, T
Premium Member Poem The Ruba'iyat of Creteil Lake: Part Thirty-Fourallegory,RubaiyatWignesan, T
Premium Member Poem The Ruba'iyat of Creteil Lake: Part Thirty-Threeallegory,RubaiyatWignesan, T
Premium Member Poem One Against Manyhistory,RubaiyatMehta, Dr.Ram
Premium Member Poem The Ruba'iyat of Creteil Lake - Part Thirty-Twoallegory,RubaiyatWignesan, T
Splendid Cityabsence,adventure,desire,GhazalWench, Magpie
Premium Member Poem The Ruba'iyat of Creteil Lake - Part Thirty-Oneallegory,RubaiyatWignesan, T
DARDloneliness,lonely,Ghazalsingh, anshu
Premium Member Poem The Ruba'iyat of Creteil Lake - Part Thirtyallegory,RubaiyatWignesan, T
High Hopeshope,wisdom,GhazalRivenbark, A.E.
     
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