The year 2011 has officially been declared the ‘Faiz Centenary Year’. Faiz Ahmed Faiz – the first Asian poet to receive the Lenin Peace Prize (awarded by the Soviet Union in 1963) was also nominated for the Nobel Prize shortly before his death in 1984. One of the poems of Faiz in the voice of Zia… Read More Nisar Main Teri Galiyon ke Aey Watan…
Yeh Haseen Shaam Apni, Abhi Jis men Ghul Rahi Hai, Tere Pairahan Ki Khushbu Abhi Jis men Khil rahe Hain Mere Khwab Ke Shagoofey, Zara Dair Ka Hai Manzar..
One of my friend always use to say that true art or literature is timeless.. it remains true for all the times and people to come.. and I find the words below exactly the same. As they may have been written in 1934 but remain true for our nation in 2010 as well.. “Pity the… Read More Pity the Nation – Khalil Gibran (1934)
kaam hai mera taghayyur, naam hai mera shabaab mera na’ara: inqilaab-o-inqilaab-o-inqilaab (My task is change, my name is youth! My slogan: revolution and revolution and revolution!) These are the words of Shaayar-e-Inquilaab (Poet of the Revolution), Josh Malihabadi who was remembered by admirers of Urdu literature on his 112th birth anniversary on Sunday (5 Dec.)… Read More Remembering – Josh Malihabadi ‘Poet of Revolution’
Poet: Omar Ibn Ibrahim Khayyam – The Astronomer- Mathematician- Poet of Persia Literal English translation in quatrain form by: Shahriar Shahriari
Poetry (in Pashto/Dari language) by Persian poet Omar Khayyam (1048-1123):