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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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Urdu Poetry by Form

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PMPoemTitleCategoriesFormPoet
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
GHAZALS OF RAJAT 1-6absence,evil,god,grief,moGhazalCHAKRABARTY, RAJAT KANTI
My Love my Muselove,romance,GhazalFox, Nigel
Woh Chand ban kelost,love,love hurts,sad GhazalRiaz, Haseeb
Chala us shahar se is shahar kalife,love,GhazalSabri, Azhar
Nizam kar aisalife,GhazalSabri, Azhar
Premium Member Poem Spirits Soarbeauty,celebration,emotioGhazalMeier-Hans, Brenda
Her Nottingham Granny at Chilwellwar,Ghazalvannecksurplice, terry
Goodbyepoetry,GhazalHilliard, Shanice
Suggestionimagination,RubaiyatHorn, James
Rubayiat of Lost Lovebreak up,depression,lost Rubaiyatblake, vivienne
Premium Member Poem Love Froze the Flamelost love,love,GhazalGuzzi, Debbie
Premium Member Poem Brian William Hawpolitical,RubaiyatKendrick, Sara
Premium Member Poem Tattered Heartanger,betrayal,conflict,cGhazalMeier-Hans, Brenda
In Good Moodlove,GhazalAlhemaidy, Abdullah
Premium Member Poem I Look to Youlove,senses,sensual,RubaiyatManassian, Eileen
Ghazalfeelings,sad,GhazalPhilibert, Leslie
Premium Member Poem Aloneadventure,RubaiyatHenderson, Steven
have you seen a yellow dovebeauty,love,nature,GhazalAlhemaidy, Abdullah
Too Lateenvironment,natural disasRubaiyatrly, Ea
Khawablife,lost love,GhazalSabri, Azhar
People of the Bookrelationship,HamdAlhemaidy, Abdullah
Poetry in an Urdu Nutshellpoems,poetry,poets,self,tNazmMister ROBOTO, JSLambert
Hindustannature,patriotic,GhazalSabri, Azhar
Carbon copyanalogy,conflict,desire,hVaasokhtrowe, shaniel
The Scent of Waterbaptism,blessing,Rubaiyatde la luna, hija
Let Not Thy Heart Be Troubledmother,nature,RubaiyatMalik, Abdul
Akelapanlife,GhazalSabri, Azhar
     
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