Aziz Ahmad 'Aziz Moradabadi'
Aziz Ahmad 'Aziz Moradabadi' Poems
|44.||In Memory Of My Mother||12/22/2011|
|45.||In Praise Of God||12/22/2011|
|46.||Knocked And Ran||12/22/2011|
|48.||In A Good Mood||12/22/2011|
|49.||Elegy On Jigar Moradabadi||12/22/2011|
Elegy On Jigar Moradabadi
ELEGY ON JIGAR MORADABADI
Mr. Aziz Ahmad has written an Elegy on the Poet Haji Ali Sikander, commonly known as Jigar Moradabadi. The poem is in 48 stanzas of Eight lines each followed by 48 paragraphs of notes, one for each stanza. They explain the real mood of the stanzas. This is perhaps the first time that an Elegy in English on an Urdu Poet has been attempted. Elegiac poems in Urdu are common. The marsais of Anis and Dabir are long elegiac poems of unsurpassed beauty. An Elegy is literally a song or poem of mourning. The English examples are Lycidas, Adonais ...
I sing a song in your honour O Fame!
It may be accepted though it be lame.
Very many are the charms of your name;
The great and small alike want you to tame.
You are in some places well-known as Fame;
While in others, you are nicknamed Defame.
This is only a difference of name,
Howsoever you are the one and the same.