Punjabi Poetry

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 poetry is available in Punjabi script, that will  Insha Allah be added here.

‘Honi Day Heelay’(‘Kuj Unj Vi Rahvaan Okhiyan Sun’), Poetry of Munir NiaziMunir Niazi (2006 -1928) was a famous poet of Punjabi and Urdu languages. He wrote for radio, magazines and newspapers. His poetry depicts the true culture of Punjab. He is recipient of Pride of Performance, which was awarded to him by the President of Pakistan in 1992. He has also been awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz.

Punjabi Poetry & Kalam - ‘Kujh Unjj Vee Rahwaan Okhiyan Sun’ by Munir Niazi - Punjabi Shayari

The above poem of Munir Niazi has been written in Roman Urdu for the benefit of those persons who can’t read Urdu.

Kis Da Dosh si Kis Da Nahi Si
Aey Galaan Hun Karan Diyan Nahi

Veley Lang Gaey Tauba Waley
Raatan Hokay Bharan Diyan Nahi

Jo Hoya aye Hona ee Si
Tay Honi Rokay Rukdi Nahi

Ik Vari Jadoun Shuroo Ho Jaaway
Gal Fir Ayewain Mukdi Nahi

Kuj Unj Vi Rahvaan Okhiyan Sun
Kuj Gal Vich Gham Da Tauq Vi Si

Kuj Shehr Day Loke Vi Zaalim Sun
Kuj Saanu Maran Da Shouk Vi Si

Punjabi Poetry of Amrita Pritam: ‘Ajj Akhaan Waris Shah Nu’. Amrita Pritam (1919 – 2005) was a writer and a poet. She was born in Gujranwala, and migrated to India in 1947. This famous Punjabi poem by Amrita Pritam was written in the backdrop of Partition of India in 1947 and the bloodshed which followed. Read the complete poem………

Punjabi Poetry & Kalam - 'Ajj Akhaan Waris Shah Nu' by Amrita Pritam - Punjabi Shayari

The above couplet of Amrita Pritam’s poem has been written in Roman Urdu for the benefit of those persons who can’t read Urdu.

Ajj Aakhaan Waris Shah Nu, kithoon Qabraan Vichoon Bole
Tay Ajj Kitaab-e-Ishq Da Koi Agla Warqa Phole

 Punjabi Poetry of Munno Bhai: ‘O Vee Khoob Deharay SunMunno Bhai is a writer, poet, newspaper columnist and journalist and columnist. He is also a very popular poet of Punjabi. He is recipient of Pride of Performance, which was awarded to him by the President of Pakistan in 2007.

Poem of Munno Bhai : Punjabi Poetry & Kalam - 'O Vee Khoob Deharay Sun' by Munnu Bhai - Punjabi Shayari

The above poem of Mannu Bhai has been written in Roman Urdu for the benefit of those persons who can’t read Urdu.

O Vi Khoob Deharay Sun
Pukh Lagdi Si, Mang Lainday Saan
Mil Janda Si, Khaa Lainday Saan
Nahi Si Milda, Tay Ro Painday Saan
Ay Vi Khoob Deharay Nay
Pukh Lagdi Aye, Mang Nahi Sakday
Mida Aye Tay, Kha Nahi Sakday
Nahi Milda Tay, Ro nahi Sakday
Na Roiye Tay, Soun Nahi Sakday

Changga Ki Ki Aye

The above poem has been written in Roman Urdu for the benefit of those persons who can’t read Urdu.

Ghaar vich daana changga, Mitha gath khana changga
Kapra vidhiya paana changga, Tay qarza chayti lahna changga
Bori naloon tora changga, Khotay naloon ghora changga
Tamakoo honda koura changga, Tay booha hamesha chora changga
Bakray da aye gosht changga, Shoray naloon roast changga
Kukri da aye poust changga, Tay purana hunda dost changga
Ghamaan vich rona changga, Waqt uttay sona changga
Kadi da parohna changga, Tay pasay da aye sona changga
Mailay vich rola changga, Supp koloon neola changga
Walaan nu aye ola changga, Tay banday koloon Molla changga
Gharaan vich taaq changga, Karna naee mazaq changga
Munda naee aaq changga, Tay hisaab baybaaq changga
Thund vich naap changga, Ghairaan koloon aap changga
Yaaraan nalloo baap changga, Tay dilaan da milaap changga
Gharay da aye paani changga, Haan da aye haani changga
Dil da aye Jaani changga, Tay Hukam Aasmani changga
Gharaan vich anaaj changga, sir da aye taj changga
Dhiyaan nu aye vaaj changga, Tay dillaan uttay raaj changga
Banda howay saada changga, unparh nu qaeda changga
Khang nu Joshanda changga, Tay poora karna waada changga
Ambaan uttay boor changga, Dhol vajjay door changga
Akhiyaan vich noor changga, Tay Musa nu aye Toor changga
Nitt da naee bukhaar changga, Laina naee uddhaar changga
Kuriyaan da naee yaar changga, Banda naee ganwaar changga

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  1. Shayar Deepak says:

    I need a list of all Pakistani Punjabi poets and Punjabi poetry books. Some one to please help me.

  2. Virender Bajaj says:

    Roman mei hota tou achcha thaa, bahut loge parh saktay.

  3. Arshad Iqbal says:

    Too good. Keep it up. Please add some more poetry.

  4. Mohammad Tajammal Khan says:

    I miss my Mammo, Munir Niazi. ALLAH PAAK un ko Jannat ul Firdous mein aala muqaam atta farmaye, Aameen.

  5. Sajjad Warraich says:

    Excellent, Please add some poetry from Baba Bulleh Shah.

  6. Too good. Can you put Heer Waris Shah on this site?

  7. Excellent site; you are doing a great job; keep it up
    Please see some Punjabi Poetry here;


  8. Brig Khalid Hassan, USA says:

    I listen to some nice funny Punjabi poetry of my neighbor in Islamabad, Anwar Masood. It is simply amazing. His poetry is funny also but has a depth in it. Munir Niazi is of course good. Thanks.

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