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

Premium Member Poem The Fire Cloud Phenomiabible,creation,nature,RubaiyatKendrick, Sara
Premium Member Poem Embracing the Skyhumanity,RubaiyatNeumann, Kai Michael
Premium Member Poem Heedlessjourney,myth,RubaiyatSalehi, Pashang
Soul Needslove,lust,passion,spirituGhazalMartin, Sheryl
Premium Member Poem --N-O-W-H-E-R-E--grief,journey,old,pain,RubaiyatSalehi, Pashang
The Escapeabsence,anger,anxiety,araSalaamSaidani, Mohamed
JustaPoemaddiction,adventure,africSalaamSaidani, Mohamed
Dreamdream,Rubaiyatsinha, subroto
Premium Member Poem Hamd's Haven in Hammamallah,devotion,love,HamdNeumann, Kai Michael
Premium Member Poem TOGETHER - NEVER APARTlove,GhazalRodrigues, Kim
Premium Member Poem FROM THIS LAMENTbereavement,child,lonelinGhazalonclaud, nette
You Can Understandangst,anxiety,crush,jobs,GhazalPoteet, Reason A.
Tumhare hoto neyabsence,emotions,Ghazalbajantri, jagdish
In Candle Lightblue,emotions,guitar,mom,GhazalGupta, Probir
Premium Member Poem For spring is herespring,GhazalBuhagiar, Victor
Premium Member Poem Even In Dreamsdream,feelings,remember,GhazalJohnson-Saunders, Rhonda
Premium Member Poem Out of Placeconfusion,GhazalParker, Frederic
Premium Member Poem YOUR FINAL JOURNEY - EMOTIVE WRITEcar,death,grief,missing yGhazalALLISON, JAN
Premium Member Poem Banzai ghazal she laughed in my eyebreak up,lost love,Ghazalpachecho, connie
Premium Member Poem Hourglassloneliness,spiritual,RubaiyatSalehi, Pashang
GAZALlife,Ghazalmon, Rochish
GULDASTAday,joy,sun,Ghazalbajantri, jagdish
IM TIREDabuse,GhazalWahby, Sherin
Ghazallife,GhazalBarq, Mushtaque
GAZALlove,Ghazalmon, Rochish
Reyt ki Ranibeauty,emotions,freedom,fGhazalbajantri, jagdish
gazalculture,cute love,desire,GhazalDesai, manisha joban
Premium Member Poem Go Figurelife,truth,visionary,wisdRubaiyatRobinson Jr., Freddie
Akhari paygamangel,baby,deep,i love yoGhazalbajantri, jagdish
RAAZbeauty,cry,good morning,mGhazalbajantri, jagdish
Mohabbatlove,love hurts,GhazalHAIDER NAQVI, SALMAN
The Figure a Poem Makes by Robert Frostart,education,Madahsmith, david
HARA HAI DILbeautiful,butterfly,love,Ghazalbajantri, jagdish
Bin jane Bin pahchanebutterfly,green,identity,Ghazalbajantri, jagdish
After the Election Ghazalpolitical,GhazalMathes, Elizabeth
The Unwelcome Guestcourage,deep,depression,eGhazalOlay, Sim
Premium Member Poem My Little Roomgrowing up,home,nostalgiaRubaiyatThompson, Janis
The Beastconfidence,future,growth,GhazalKundu, Tamal
intazar haiflower,Ghazalbajantri, jagdish
CHAND RHUTHA HAIappreciation,beautiful,roGhazalbajantri, jagdish
Premium Member Poem Tongue Twister Timecat,granddaughter,grandmoRubaiyatWings, Broken
Premium Member Poem Panaceagoodbye,grief,mom,GhazalSalehi, Pashang
THE HUNT not for contestaddiction,RubaiyatMuideen, Afolabi
Premium Member Poem Our Jankiest Summer Experiencehusband,RubaiyatDietrich, Andrea
The Depravedbible,christian,forgiveneRubaiyatBond, Kim
The Noble Seasonart,feelings,love,poetry,RubaiyatBocsa, Ovidiu
Premium Member Poem Biggest Holiday Disaster Of My Lifedestiny,endurance,funny,mRubaiyatDS, Galeo
The Revealed Mythallegory,destiny,dream,drGhazalKundu, Tamal
Not In Business Right Nowanger,appreciation,rude,RubaiyatPoteet, Reason A.

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