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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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How I Farebirthday,men,GhazalH., A.
Black Perspectivehistory,RubaiyatPeets, Jessica
Premium Member Poem From a Black perspectiveamerica,black african ameRubaiyatGreene, River
the way of bright honourallah,beauty,devotion,godRubaiyathanlon, steven
All Aboard The Tubman Trainblack african american,epRubaiyatPAPYRUS, KEITH
Beyond Selmaracism,RubaiyatDevonshire, Carolyn
ye kaisi kashmakashhindi,i miss you,lonelineNazmpriya, kanchan
wo hasinabeauty,girl,hindi,lonely,Nazmpriya, kanchan
So Called Dangerous Mindsanger,angst,art,bio,violeRubaiyatMoise, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Soft Chains - Cold Steelamerica,change,Rubaiyatlawless, John
Premium Member Poem Tears from my Ancestorssorrow,RubaiyatParker, Frederic
WE ARE JUST HUMAN BEINGSblack african american,brRubaiyatudarwar, amolkumar
Black, not whiteblack african american,heRubaiyatrelish, poesy
badalti kahniyaemotions,sad love,Ghazalarora, mayank
Premium Member Poem A little Touch of Rubaiyatsexy,Rubaiyatholmes, peter
Premium Member Poem PUNGENTLY POIGNANTparody,philosophy,poetry,RubaiyatWalker , Verlena S.
whyabsence,bio,cry,dad,deep,SalaamSaunders, Jan
Premium Member Poem A PORNO-GRAPHICAL SLAMMING REBUTTALrights,RubaiyatWalker , Verlena S.
Premium Member Poem Slamming The Super-Duper-Soupershumor,slam,RubaiyatD., Nathan
JUST WAITING FOR YOUfaith,girl,god,MunaajaatCarter, Tammy
Premium Member Poem Dragon's Press Agent Attempts a Rantnonsense,VaasokhtWulf, John
Mere naseeb me baqi jara gumaan bhi nahipoetry,sad,urdu,GhazalGayavi, Aster
Premium Member Poem My Indulgent Vacationbeach,dream,summer,vacatiRubaiyatJohnson-Saunders, Rhonda
My Musedesire,love,GhazalFox, Nigel
Peshawar Massacre by Terrorists killing 134 school childrenbereavement,death,mother,Marsiyabutt, mazhar
Premium Member Poem Times Important To Us All Day Longappreciation,life,time,GhazalPetersen Potter, Dorian
ulfato ke parindecute love,love,urdu,Nazmpriya, kanchan
What we once knewanger,anxiety,break up,coVaasokhtKnight, Lauren
The Lion Withinanxiety,emotions,fear,feeGhazalHicks, Timothy
Dua Kion Nahi Laitay--why don't you take my blessingsblessing,death,emotions,sGhazalbutt, mazhar
Khud jee loon ga khud mar loon ga-Will live by myself Die by Myselfangst,death,life,lonelineGhazalbutt, mazhar
Shab e Gham--Evening of Sorrowangst,feelings,love,love Ghazalbutt, mazhar
MUJHE KOI DARD NAHIurdu,GhazalKATHANA, SHERAZ UR REHMAN
The Meaning Of Lifelife,SalaamSafwan, Jaffer
Dozakh aur Sharaballah,angst,god,imagery,iGhazalbutt, mazhar
not socially inclinedhumor,humorous,Vaasokhthansen, jan oskar
RUBAIYAT FOR THE CLIMBING POETart,culture,mountains,phiRubaiyatMcDaid, Perry
Jab teri qabr se guzarta hoonbereavement,death,grave,gGhazalbutt, mazhar
Shikasta Khwaab--Broken Dreamsbetrayal,desire,dream,emoGhazalbutt, mazhar
My Muselove,romance,GhazalFox, Nigel
Didn't understandgirl,kiss,love,love hurtsGhazalVetter, Joshua
Kal raat chandani thilove,romantic,GhazalGayavi, Aster
NaFarmaan NaKhalf Baitay Ka Noha-- Elegy of a Disobedient and Evil Sonchild,emotions,evil,familNazmbutt, mazhar
Dust From the Pastbreak up,change,VaasokhtConley, Jason
Ghar ka Bhaidee -A Snake in the Grassangst,betrayal,corruptionGhazalbutt, mazhar
MY HAPPINESSbeautiful,cheer up,fatherGhazalNASIR, HINA
Never Interact with Burning Heartsboyfriend,dark,mystery,Ruba'iLund Simonsen, Laura
Premium Member Poem AUTUMN TREESnature,Hamdaustin, daver
Our Heroappreciation,bereavement,GhazalMayy, Robert
Premium Member Poem Poor Childabuse,addiction,child,hurGhazalMeier-Hans, Brenda
     
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