My Urdu Poetry

It’s been quite some time now when I started to express myself in form of poetry. I was in my intermediate, in Urdu Science College, when I said my first verse – can’t remember what it was, but I was wondered to have a gifted sense of auzaan (balancing in regular urdu poetry) – since then, I use to say verses and gazals (poems).

These verses have become my trademark:

وہ بھی دل ہے کہ پتھر میں خُدا ڈھونڈتا ہے
یہ بھی کافر ہے کہ پتھر ہی جُدا ڈھونڈتا ہے

تیرا چہرہ، تیری آنکھیں، تیری مورت ہے
میری تنھایٔ خوبصورت ہے

میں بھی جیتا ہوں کسی کی خاطر
جو کبھی ہارا نہیں میرے لیٔے

I’m a deep admirer of Iqbal, not that because my name is Sohail Iqbal, but I really have a high regard for his thinking and contributions for reconstruction of Muslim Ummah, through his thoughtful poetry, writings and speeches. As he says:

آشنا اپنی حقیقت سے ہو اے دہقاں ذرا
دانہ تو، کھیتی بھی تو، باراں بھی تو، حاصل بھی تو

آہ! کس کی جستجو آوارہ رکھتی ہے تجھے؟
راہ تو، رہرو بھی تو، رہبر بھی تو، منزل بھی تو

کانپتا ہے دل تیرا اندیشہء طوفاں سے کیا
ناخدا تو، بحر تو، کشتی بھی تو، ساحل بھی تو

Recently, I read Mohsin Naqvi’s “Azaab-e-Deed”, a beautiful collection of his poetry. Checkout a few verses from his gazal:

ہم سے مت پوچھ راستے گھر کے
ہم مسافر ہیں زندگی بھر کے

گر جنوں مصلحت نہ اپنا ۓ
سر سے رشتے بہت ہیں پتھر کے

Few of his azaad (free form) poems are so enthralling that even I started to think in free form of poetry, and even wrote my first azaad poems as well. So I can say that Mohsin Naqvi is responsible for out setting my azaad poetry.

Here’s one of my short azaad nazms:

اچھا لگنا سب کو اچھا لگتا ہے
تم کو کیسا لگتا ہے
جب مجھ کو اچھی لگتی ہو

See you soon,

// ch3ckmat3

10 thoughts on “My Urdu Poetry”

  1. Your Nazm “اچھی لگتی ہو” is very nice,I am Glad to see your interest in Urdu poetry, I’m New with BLOG, Please visit my page with comments and refer to friends…Thanks

  2. Your peotry is really amazing…..But the first three verses are ” very Nice”…..With best wishes…..

  3. Hi,

    I think for beautiful hearts, peotry is beautiful way to exprss theirs beautiful & sweet thoughts. I like your peotry, specially “اچھی لگتی ہو ” is very beautiful, keep it up. 🙂

    regards

  4. Infraadyat

    Yeh nahi ki main inquilaab ka haamil nahiN
    Yeh nahi ki meray falsufay main wahdut shamil nahi
    Magar daitee hai taareekh yeh talkh sabak mujhko
    Ki hujoom kisi daur main bhi banaiga qaamil nahiN

    Na umeed kar ki badal jaigee duniya
    Na fareboN main guzar ki saNwar jaigi duniya

    Inquilaab aayay kitnay maseehay gaayay kitnay
    Tammdun nay qadam aagaay magar baraaayay kitnay?

    HazaaroN saal pehlay Tathagat ko jo fiqr sataati thi
    Wahi Hazrat-o-Nanak kay afqaar main aatee thi

    Kal tha zehn par taari jo swaal
    Aaj bhi zakhm sa risay hai woh khyaal

    Woh inquilaab ki baatain Woh sunhalay fardaa kay khwaab
    Woh paighMbaroN ki aarzoo masihooN ka iNtzaar
    JismayN imroz-o-khud kay imkaan say ho parhaiz
    Woh meray liyay sub falsphay haiN beqaar

    Un jwaabOn ki talaash khud aap kar
    Zindagi bhi lag jayay beshak daaNv par.

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    Infraadyat -Individuality

    Tathagat– Guatam Budhha

  5. ZABT KI KASAM DI HAI USNAY

    Zaahir na ho jayay meri udaasi meri tanhai

    Meray dil ki kasak aur badan ki angrai

    Ubhar na aayay chayhray par

    meri betaabioN kay naqoosh

    Suna na day kuch meri usko

    Pyaar say nihaarti aankhaiN

    Kadam aadtan na chal paraiN uski jaanib

    Aur ban jayay uski pashymaani ka sabab

    Zabt ki kasam di hai usnay

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