Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Faiz Ahmed Faiz Poems
- A Prison Evening Each star a rung, night comes down the ...
- Before You Came Before you came things were just what they ...
- Ghazal I am being accused of loving you, that is all It is ...
- When Autumn Came This is the way that autumn came to the ...
- Speak Speak, your lips are free. Speak, it is your own ...
- My Heart, My Traveler My heart, my fellow traveler It has ...
- We Who Were Executed I longed for your lips, dreamed of their...
Faiz Ahmad Faiz was an influential left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most famous poets of the Urdu language from State of Pakistan. A rising figure and notable member of the Progressive Writers' Movement (PWM), Faiz was an avowed Marxist-communist, long associated member of Russian-backed Communist Party and was a recipient of Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union in 1962. Despite being repeatedly accused of atheism by the political and military establishment, Faiz's poetry suggested his complicated relationship with religion in general and Islam in particular. He was, nevertheless, inspired by South Asia's Sufi traditions.
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A Prison Evening
Each star a rung,
night comes down the spiral
staircase of the evening.
The breeze passes by so very close
as if someone just happened to speak of love.
In the courtyard,
the trees are absorbed refugees
embroidering maps of return on the sky.
On the roof,
the moon - lovingly, generously -
is turning the stars
into a dust of sheen.
From every corner, dark-green shadows,
in ripples, come towards me.
At any moment they may break over me,
like the waves of pain each time I remember
this separation from my lover.
This thought keeps ...