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  1. Tinker

    Qasida

    Explore the Craft of Writing Arabic Verse Qasida, (purpose poem) sometimes spelled kasida, is an ode that dates back to pre-Islamic Arabia and the Bedouins of the desert. It was originally sung in praise of a tribe or to denigrate an enemy. The poem is made up of a long string of complete couplets called shers and can be as long as 100 couplets. It is a multi-sectional, poly-thematic poem. Over centuries it developed into a courtly poem of praise of a patron and expanded into elegies, satire and more philosophical subjects. The form has endured to the present, although it has taken a back
  2. Tinker

    Ghazal

    Explore the Craft of Writing Arabic Verse The Ghazal, (sounds like guzzle or in the English world pronounced gu ZAHL) Arabic - "talking to women", another translation is "talk of boys and girls" The Ghazal is popular pre-Islamic Persian poetry whose roots could stretch back to the 7th century but was certainly recognized since the 10th century and has easily crossed over into today's Western literary world. The form is thought to have developed from Persian street challenges and is a shorter, single themed descendant of the Qasida. The predominant theme is love both earthly and spiri
  3. Life is nothing but a suspended state ; We all are suspended by strings of fate. Someone else will take away your reaping ; Your eyes will dry ; waiting for rebate. What's now- won't be then ; what was-won't be now ; Life's uncertainty - we cannot negate. Life is nothing but a suspended state..... Ephemeral - vulnerable we all are ; Is intelligent design worth a debate. He left us in hunger - on creation ; How can our creator be called so great. Someone likes my wealth; my possessions ; When all is gone - with whom should i relate. Life is nothing but a suspended state..... Stop repen
  4. So soon it had started ; So soon it has ended Thanks heavens ! life's perilous deceit has ended . Man peeps back in his past ! frowns on his foot prints ; Why repent now ?? life's long lonely street has ended . Life is a possession granted by god ; We surrender our rights , when permit has ended. Vulgar and obscene the lyrics have become ; The era of morals and merit has ended. Shrewd banker is plotting new ways of fraud ; Since the era of cheaper credit has ended. Knowledge will remain clumped behind firewalls ; For us the founder of Red
  5. jainrohit

    saki (ghazal)

    background saki is a persian word for a girl / boy who serves wine , but in ghazal terminology , its the epitome of beauty , intoxication , zeal and pursuit of love , loneliness and everything else . many wonderful and immortal ghazals have been woven around the theme of saki . the ideal place for a (lesser mystic ) ghazal poet is the tavern , where his companion is loneliness , glass of wine and saki .... perhaps , the greatest definition of saki is described in a famous song of hindi banaaya hé mainé tujhé apna saaki rahé kis tarah phir mere hosh baaki (having made you m
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