Poetry

January 5, 2021

q’et

The sky where kites do not flutter the city of recluse whispers women missing from the pavements the picture of absence in presence  Shortness of breath […]
January 6, 2021

Snowdrop

You were the doe-eyed Mehlika* of our youth Why are you offended at us now, Snowdrop? Once you were distinguished among many Why did you hang […]
February 6, 2021

Pakistani Poet Altaf Qureshi’s ‘Love for Turkey’*

LOVE FOR TURKEY Turkey’s formed a great bond in my heart and soul The torches of fidelity got kindled in our heart. Friends, I saw such […]
March 22, 2021

A poem that transcends Pakistan’s borders: “A Child’s Prayer” by Muhammad Iqbal

March 22 marks the “World Children’s Poetry Day”. This day is celebrated annually in all United Nations-member countries in line with the decision taken by the […]
May 15, 2021

We had you…

Educator, writer and poet Mehmet Karadayı wrote an emotion-laden poem on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr, describing his longing for Pakistan. Karadayı was compelled to […]
August 5, 2021

The Three Days of Life

Jamil Malik*, a prominent Pakistani educator who passed away in 2001, is also a poet of national and international repute. We share Malik’s poem ‘The Three […]