Fahmida Riaz Poems
- She Is A Woman Impure She is a woman impure imprisoned by ...
- Chadur And Char-Diwari Sire! What use is this black chadur to...
- Come Let Us Create A New Lexic... Come let us create a new ...
- Four Walls and a Black Veil What shall I do, Sire, with this ...
- The soft fragrance of my Jasmi... The soft fragrance of my ...
- Afterwards After love the first time, Our naked bodies and ...
- Condolence Resolution (When a poet dies in Pakistan, friends ...
Fahmida Riaz (Urdu: فہمیدہ ریاض) is a well known Urdu writer, poet, and feminist of Pakistan. Along with Zehra Nigah, Parveen Shakir, Kishwar Naheed , Riaz is amongst the most prominent female Urdu poets in Pakistan. She is author of Godaavari, Khatt-e Marmuz, and Khana e Aab O Gil, the first translation of the Masnavi of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi from Farsi into Urdu she has also translated the works of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai and Shaikh Ayaz from Sindhi to Urdu.
Fahmida Riaz was born on July 28, 1946 in a literary family of Meerut, UP, India. Her father, Riaz-ud-Din Ahmed, was an educationist, who had a great influence in mapping and establishing modern ... more »
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She Is A Woman Impure
She is a woman impure
imprisoned by her flowing blood
in a cycle of months and years.
Consumed by her fiery lust,
in search of her own desire,
this mistress of the devil
followed his footsteps
into a destination obscure
unmarked, unmapped before,
that union of light and fire
impossible to find.
In the heat of her simmering passion
her breasts have ripped
By each thorn on the wayside
every membrane of her body ripped.
No veil of shame conceals her body
No trace it bears of sanctity
But, O Ruler of land and oceans,
Who has seen this ...