Biography of Muhammad Shanazar
Muhammad Shanazar is a poet from Pakistan, he started his career from very humble beginnings. He had keen interest in getting education and his hard work led him to the heights of success. After having done Master in English Literature, he served for three years in Police Department then he got an opportunity in Higher Education Department as a lecturer. He emerged as a poet and translator in the world and got many international awards and literary honours from different literary organizations of the world like Poet of Universal Inspiration, World Icon of Peace, The International Best Translator,1st Four Stars Ambassador in the World, Extraordinary Ambassador for Gratis Culture, Poet of the World, Cross for Peace, Cross for Literature, Pride of Pakistan, Herbert Macaulay Award, World Laureate in Literature 2017, Pride of the Globe, Literaurnost Gold Award, The World Best Poet 2017, Ambassador of Humanity, Poetic Galaxy Award, Ambassador of Justice and Peace, Ambassador De Literature, Connoisseur De Poetry 2018 and several other accolades. He was one of the several nominees of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2015, different organizations from India announced for him awards like Sahitya Aanand Literary Award 2018, The Eternity Peace Award 2018 and ISISAR Intercultural Peace Award 2019 which he has to yet receive, he has been conferred upon Honourary Doctorate in Peace and Humanitarian Education by Instituto Educando Brazil.
Now he is Associate Professor in English Language and Literature, and appointed Principal at a degree college in Pakistan. His poems have been published in many world anthologies. He has authored four books of poetry ‘Gems’, ‘The Cold Stars’, ‘The Dance of Darkness’, and ‘Cries in the Wilderness’, besides, his translated books from Urdu into English are: The Alien Eyes’, ‘Wrist in the Clutches of Death’ ‘A Tempest In Silence’ ‘Sugar Coated’, ‘Symphony and Other Poems’, ‘Snowy Sunlight’, ‘The Burning Roses’, ‘The Coin of Death’, ‘Withering Dreams’ and ‘ A Book of Love’. He also has translated individual poems, articles and short stories, their number may exceed more than 1000. He is a life time member of IPTRC China and International Writer Association (IWA) , USA, which is a UNESCO recognized body. He is a member of Editorial Advisory Board of Sahitya Anand, Secretary General of World Institute for Peace Nigeria and 2nd Secretary General of World Union of Poets, Italy, The First Vice President World Nations Writers’ Union Kazakhtan. Just recently he has been appointed Dean-Poetry Critic and Assessment at Motivational Strips Academy Of Literary Excellence and Wisdom that also declared him one of the top six writer in the world. He had been one of the jurors of international awards given away by Galaktika Poetike ATUNIS, Albania, World Union of Poets, Italy and World Nations Writers’ Union, Kazakhstan. He writes against war and he wishes to see the world perfect harmony and concord.
Muhammad Shanazar's Works:
ii. The Cold Stars
iii. The Dance Of Darkness
iv. Cries In The Wilderness
Muhammad Shanazar Poems
I wish I were a seasonal bird, That travels flying around the world, With sweet companionship of a partner, Whose heart knows nothing except,
A Deformed Angel
Sometimes life gives us severe shock, Undermines the plans and does block, The ways of wisdom leading ahead, Reveals the hands that secretly mock.
The Paragon (Mother)
A paragon of patience, A model of sacrifice, Clad in clothes, Rough, drab and dull.
Why I Write?
When indelible memories of the past, Torment my heart and mind; I write. When mist floats in front of the eyes,
Alongside the wide gray road stood I, To watch a procession passed by, Of the damsels, rather all in teen, Of the same size height and colour,
(In the memory of a daughter buried alive in Pre-Islamic times.) O! Father where are we going to? Bazaar! What will you buy for me?
A lie though goes on unpunished, Is not to be concealed; The cheater though thousands of times, Beguiles the world whole,
A Guiding Whisper
Ah! My mind often brings me behind, To the unpolluted visionary age, When my heart wished to dissolve, Physical entity of my own being,
A Forest In The Garden
A Gardener with saintly vision, Planted a garden making its division, Into the zones two.
21st Century (Composed In 1998)
The added wisdom with the scornful use, Will add more to the human miseries. A century of conflicts, contending confusions, Blurring the minds, hearts, and vision,
A Cargo Of Sins
A sojourn in the sleep, Led me to the valley deep, I passed through forest thick, And high hills and crests,
Fondness For Destination
After sipping Drop after drop, And surviving After a fight against Death,
A Spectacle In The Twin Cities
In front of the Savours Was placed a trash container By the municipality, The people came and went back
A Monologue Of A Terrorist
Tonight sleep shall not overwhelmed me, Second by second the night will slip to that morn, And then there will be no morn in my fate.
O! Dear Love
O! Love, love, dear love,
I thank thee to awaken me;
From the slumber deep.
Thou showed me a path,
To the roses among thorns,
To pleasures with dew of tears,
Thou widened my vision, my sight,
Opened the hidden mysteries,