“Ajj Akhaan Waris Shah Nu” by Amrita Pritam

Amrita Pritam’s poem ‘Ajj Akhaan Waris Shah Nu’ has been written in the backdrop of Partition of India in 1947 and the bloodshed which followed. It narrates the gory happenings of the Partition, a heart throbbing account of pain of women, who suffered the most; whether Hindu, Sikh or Muslim.  Roman Urdu: Ajj aakhan Waris Shah nu, […]

“Bukh” (Famine), a Short Poem

By Maj Gen Parvez Akmal (42nd Long Course) Editor’s Note: Maj Gen Parvez Akmal is from Engineers. He lives in DHA Phase 1, Islamabad after retirement. He writes Urdu and Punjabi poetry with his pen-name “PA Lala”.  Here is a one verse poem from PA Lala. He wrote it after seeing a picture of a bare-breasted skinny […]

“Roti Dee Kahani, Mian Jee Dee Zubani”

By Maj Gen Parvez Akmal (42nd Long Course) Editor’s Note: Maj Gen Parvez Akmal is from Engineers. He lives in Rawalpindi after retirement. He writes Urdu and Punjabi poetry with his pen-name “P. A. Lala”.  Related Pages: More Punjabi Poetry from Rawalpindi Photos of Rawalpindi Rawalpindi Memorabilia Nostalgic Articles about Rawalpindi Editor’s Note: If you have liked this […]

Punjabi Poetry

It is not possible to add work of all Punjabi poets in this website. Only some noted verses/poems of a few renowned poets are given here. An effort has been made to include their poetry written in Punjabi script because it is quite cumbersome to read Punjabi poetry in English script. As and when more […]

Sufi Poetry/ Mystic Sufi Poetry

It is not possible to include all Sufi poets and their poetry (‘kalam‘) in this website. Only some famous verses/poems of a few legendary Sufi poets of Punjab and other parts of the world are given here. Click at the name of any Sufi poet and read his mystic poetry (kalam):- Baba Bulleh Shah  Khawaja Ghulam Farid  […]