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Urdu Poetry | Urdu Poems

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

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,RubaiyatHenderson, 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
Ghazallove,Ghazalmon, Rochish
Ghazallife,Ghazalmon, Rochish
GHAZALlove,Ghazalmon, Rochish
Ehsaas Hoabsence,blessing,deep,romGhazalbajantri, jagdish
Hijabgender,Nazmsyed, saadia
These Are Some of the Things You Doboyfriend,girlfriend,i loGhazalCooksey, Shae
Tumpet Callurdu,RubaiyatJennings, Bonnie
Poetry and Loveurdu,RubaiyatJennings, Bonnie
Tomorrows Flighturdu,RubaiyatJennings, Bonnie
Goblet Of Desirepoetry,NazmGhazanfar, Abul
Heart trapped between two mountainsgirlfriend,hurt,i love yoMarsiyawood, matt
Zindagilife,GhazalNayak, Ravindra
Where are youallusion,god,spiritual,syGhazalSalehi, Pashang
Blue-eyed Ghazaldeath,GhazalRangus, Peter
From A Pen Refusing Frustrationabuse,art,Ghazalchizoba vincent, john
Dreaming of Ghazalsdeath,dream,love,GhazalRangus, Peter
Premium Member Poem A Chaotic Worldconfusion,how i feel,lifeRubaiyatWings, Broken
Premium Member Poem MUSCLE ENVY ANIMUSallah,angst,anti bullyingMunaajaatWoo, San
Premium Member Poem ATOP LOVE'S MAD MOUNTAINScrazy,feelings,love,passiMasnaviWoo, San
The Voiceimagination,journey,metapMasnaviSalehi, Pashang
Only human after allhumanity,life,GhazalMarine, Aqua
Premium Member Poem The End of Lovelonely,love hurts,VaasokhtInman, James
Premium Member Poem The Spiderfear,RubaiyatStebbings, Barry
My Loveemotions,loneliness,love,GhazalSalehi, Pashang
Premium Member Poem Poetry Forestdream,RubaiyatWings, Broken
KATA TAJAMinspirational,Madahaliefya, syantrie
Pomegranate gardenlost love,youth,RubaiyatRangus, Peter
Premium Member Poem It is not God's willevil,god,innocence,introsGhazalHamilton, John
Lovedblessing,Ghazallewis, momo
Premium Member Poem Will you love me tomorrowlove,GhazalOne, Silent
Time of Seprationtrue love,NazmAli, Mohammad

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