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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

Choumtaprincess,GhazalVaibahv vilas , Sristrikarta
Submissionanalogy,animal,anniversarHamdMaqsood, Seema
Premium Member Poem WORLD WIDE TOUR - WDJblessing,christian,faith,RubaiyatAgustin, Beata
Premium Member Poem Bridging the distance with love6th grade,7th grade,anxieRubaiyatRadhakrishna, Krish
HEallusion,character,cheer SalaamCanada, Jimmi
Easteradventure,africa,anti bulRubaiyatMaqsood, Seema
Premium Member Poem Games in Shades of Greygames,heartbreak,love hurRubaiyatGondolf, John
Premium Member Poem The Name We Leavecharacter,identity,remembRubaiyatVillanueva, Angel L
Premium Member Poem Alone With Silencechange,faith,silence,sociRubaiyatVillanueva, Angel L
To a Lunatic Reluctant to Clear Outamerica,usa,GhazalHemmati, A.
To My Foul Selfself,GhazalHemmati, A.
sab aaj gam see haipoems,poetess,poetry,poetNazmteli, sanjay
Good Morning Wishespoems,poetess,poetry,poetNazmteli, sanjay
To Emanuel Grossiusa,world,GhazalHemmati, A.
Premium Member Poem Star Crossedencouraging,heart,heartbrGhazalMcIntosh, Regina
Shayari Dil Kepoems,poetess,poetry,poetNazmteli, sanjay
SUNA AASAMA Hindi poempoems,poetess,poetry,poetNazmteli, sanjay
KAATEpoems,poetess,poetry,poetNazmteli, sanjay
Tamannapoems,poetry,poets,Nazmteli, sanjay
CHEHARA TERAfor her,love,poems,poetryNazmteli, sanjay
Akela hai11th grade,angst,GhazalVaibahv vilas , Sristrikarta
Dardaabsence,deep,loneliness,mGhazalVaibahv vilas , Sristrikarta
Premium Member Poem ANSWERED PRAYERblessing,christian,faith,RubaiyatAgustin, Beata
JHOKA YAADO KA hindi poemspoems,poetry,poets,Nazmteli, sanjay
Gam hindi poemspoetry,Nazmteli, sanjay
hindi shayaribest friend,lost love,lovNazmteli, sanjay
Besotted2nd grade,fantasy,GhazalSMenon, Shelva
Tere naam3rd grade,absence,GhazalVaibahv vilas , Sristrikarta
Premium Member Poem KINDNESS' TREATblessing,celebration,chriRubaiyatAgustin, Beata
To Reservedangel,appreciation,art,Qasidabommakanti, vinoda
Three Bronx Cheers for These Presidentsamerica,GhazalHemmati, A.
Premium Member Poem An Autumn Pathautumn,farm,nature,seasonRubaiyatVillanueva, Angel L
Premium Member Poem DELIGHTFUL MYSTERYblessing,christian,faith,RubaiyatAgustin, Beata
The Bedouin's Songbeauty,happy,simple,QasidaSartawi, Nizar
Godallah,america,analogy,angHamdMaqsood, Seema
Premium Member Poem Panjudgement,lust,RubaiyatElam, Mark
Premium Member Poem Transcendencehope,RubaiyatElam, Mark
Premium Member Poem In Silenceappreciation,dog,jesus,siGhazalEvans, Beth
Premium Member Poem Mehmet Akif Ersoy translationsdark,death,earth,grave,liGhazalBurch, Michael
Railed Heart Sieged Karbala Fameconflict,death,voyage,NazmSasongko, Yudho
Galway Galadventure,GhazalWoodrow, Susan
Bewafaai7th grade,beautiful,breakVaasokhtShah, Zaakir
Premium Member Poem A Historic Eventanniversary,death,decembeMasnaviEvans, Beth
I Want To Sayinspiration,GhazalPathak, Aniruddha
Premium Member Poem Goodbye, Wandererdog,GhazalWatt, John
Conjuring Phantomcharacter,imagery,QasidaSasongko, Yudho
Premium Member Poem Love's Longinglonging,GhazalParker, Frederic
Premium Member Poem A Dance Around the Firelonging,love,lust,passionRubaiyatTravis, Andrew
Premium Member Poem Affliction - A Sickness of Moralitydark,evil,life,RubaiyatTravis, Andrew
Premium Member Poem Five Sisters -REDONE for consistent syllable countsister,GhazalDietrich, Andrea

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