Parveen Shakir

(24 November 1952 - 26 December 1994 / Karachi / Pakistan)

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Parveen Shakir (Urdu: پروین شاکر) was an Urdu poet, teacher and a civil servant of the Government of Pakistan.

Shakir started writing at an early age and published her first volume of poetry, Khushbu [Fragrance], to great acclaim, in 1976. She subsequently published other volumes of poetry - all well-received - Sad-barg [Marsh Marigold] in 1980, Khud Kalami [Soliloquy] and Inkar [Denial] in 1990, Kaf e Aina [The Mirror's Edge] besides a collection of her newspaper columns, titled Gosha-e-Chashm [The Sight Corner], and was awarded one of Pakistan's highest honours, the Pride of Performance for her outstanding contribution to literature. The poetry books are collected in the volume... more »

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A Simple Request

Lord, I know the duty of a hostess,
but please let it be that this year
either rain clouds visit me
or my loneliness.

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