Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Faiz Ahmed Faiz Poems
- We Who Were Executed I longed for your lips, dreamed of their...
- A Prison Evening Each star a rung, night comes down the ...
- Ghazal I am being accused of loving you, that is all It is ...
- Do Not Ask, My Love..... Do not ask, my love, for the love we...
- Before You Came Before you came things were just what they ...
- Loneliness Loneliness like a good, old friend visits my ...
- When Autumn Came This is the way that autumn came to the ...
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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We Who Were Executed
I longed for your lips, dreamed of their roses:
I was hanged from the dry branch of the scaffold.
I wanted to touch your hands, their silver light:
I was murdered in the half-light of dim lanes.
And there where you were crucified,
so far away from my words,
you still were beautiful:
color kept clinging to your lips–
rapture was still vivid in your hair–
light remained silvering in your hands.
When the night of cruelty merged with the roads you had taked,
I came as far as my feet could bring me,
on my lips the phrase of a song,
my heart lit...