January 5, 2021


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


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 […]