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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

Waqt guzrtey guzartey pyaar karnay lagachange,heart,inspiration,NazmQuadry, Ismail
shab-e-intezaarbeauty,hindi,romantic,sadGhazalJha, Rajiv
meri zindagifeelings,heartbroken,how GhazalMishra Jnv, Shikha
Dear Lordreligious,GhazalCarroll, Sue
Adhuri tmannaabsence,anxiety,lonelinesNazmMishra Jnv, Shikha
yaadeindeep,feelings,how i feel,GhazalMishra Jnv, Shikha
GHAZAL: AHMAD ALI BARQI AZMI-Mera Manzoor e Nazar Woh Hai Jo Tum Jaisa Hopoetry,GhazalBarqi Azmi, Ahmad Ali
Ghazal By Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmipoetry,GhazalBarqi Azmi, Ahmad Ali
GAHAZAL: AHMAD ALI BARQI AZMIpoetry,GhazalBarqi Azmi, Ahmad Ali
WILD STALLIONadventure,appreciation,coQasidaPromise, Rainbow
Premium Member Poem REMNANTS OF TIMEabsence,hope,Rubaiyatonclaud, nette
Love Comes Oncedance,first love,i love yQasidaPoet, Arabian
Premium Member Poem THE DRUNK BLIND JUDGEcelebration,humorous,SalaamGuyler, Ian
Unrestemotions,natural disasterRubaiyatspagnola, jill
Gangahindi,urdu,Ghazalroy, milton
Gangahindi,inspiration,urdu,viGhazalroy, milton
ley ke koi khabar nhi aatagrowth,sad,GhazalSabri, Azhar
Freya's Loverdeath,GhazalH., A.
To My Foul Selfme,GhazalH., A.
Does it matterbetrayal,GhazalResponte, Marites
The Deep-Rooted-Treeafrica,cousin,creation,feGhazalSalih, Mohamed
Premium Member Poem Freedom and justice, My spiritspiritual,RubaiyatDE PAZ, Mario
Gods healing handsinspiration,Salaamedwards, michelle
A Poet's Heartappreciation,blessing,deeGhazalMoore, Trenton
Premium Member Poem Ghazal: May The Sound Be With Youbeauty,life,GhazalJohnston, Brian
Premium Member Poem IN THE MEADOWS IS MY DREAMbeautiful,environment,famGhazalGuillermo, Olive Eloisa
Premium Member Poem What Is Your Hypocrisyconfusion,corruption,reliRubaiyatRoper, Eve
Premium Member Poem Just Within Reachdream,RubaiyatRoper, Eve
Kyu Aaj Ki Raatabsence,emotions,for her,NazmSharma, Vineet
Aakhiri Raat English fontsabsence,emotions,feelingsGhazalSharma, Vineet
Tanhaayiemotions,feelings,pain,GhazalImam, Nazre
aaj tu nahifor him,love,miss you,Ghazalpriya, kanchan
Anorexic: a gloseangst,body,depression,emoGhazalCaldwell, Fiona
Body: a gloseabsence,body,depression,iGhazalCaldwell, Fiona
Innocencelove,youth,QasidaQuinn, Michael
Premium Member Poem Help-august,depression,emotionRubaiyatPinet, Emile
Show it offabsence,anger,beauty,courGhazalSloan, Megan
the pain of hopeanger,anxiety,betrayal,buSalaamSaunders, Jan
Premium Member Poem Her Fairy Tale Came Truefantasy,hero,love,passionRubaiyatJohnson-Saunders, Rhonda
Premium Member Poem Computer Adjustmentaddiction,computer,RubaiyatRoper, Eve
Premium Member Poem The Makeover - On Top Of A Mountainimagery,nature,RubaiyatRoper, Eve
Premium Member Poem Carved In Stonefaith,feelings,how i feelRubaiyatPinet, Emile
Premium Member Poem BLACK: A TRIUMPH WITHOUT FEARabuse,black african ameriRubaiyatGuillermo, Olive Eloisa
Premium Member Poem THE COLOR OF OUR BLOODblack african american,diRubaiyatNunez, Kim Patrice
Premium Member Poem Black Perspectiveblack african american,frRubaiyatRoper, Eve
Premium Member Poem Liberte', egalite', fraternite'society,RubaiyatDE PAZ, Mario
Premium Member Poem The Clearingnature,GhazalSankey-Lewis, Iris
Stereotypesblack african american,RubaiyatTrachelle, Lesha
Calls of Humanityblack african american,riRubaiyatA. Sharma, Dr. Upma

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