A Cry in the Wilderness
Oxford University Press, 2002 - Literary Collections - 65 pages
This selection provides English translations of the poems of one of the foremost poets of Pakistan. It includes an introduction by the well-known literary critic, Mohammad Ali Siddiqui.
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The Night of Changing Seasons
Bird That Flew Away
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ago a bird Anisur Rahman Athar Tahir AUDIBLE DREAM Bakht and Leslie Balder Bakht BIRD THAT FLEW BUILD A HOME CHANGING SEASONS Chrysalis of growth citadel dissolves colours courtyard Daud Kamal DEATH'S PREMATURE ROSE Delhi DREAM OF PARADISE DROUGHT-STRICKEN GARDEN evening's dust-clouds Fireflies floor Of emeralds FORGOTTEN ALBUM Gora Publishers green swaying wheat inmates stand amazed INTRODUCTION Niazi jasmine tree Karachi Khanpur Lahore landscape Leslie Levigne melodies Of love moon's coppery dust Muhammad Ali Siddiqui Munir Niazi Mustard fields stretch Niazi's poetry NIGHT OF CHANGING NIGHT TERRORS nostalgia odour of bewitchment Open this heavy Oxford University Press Pakistan past perched will go perfume Of death's perfumed garden poet poetic ragged and lost Rain-drenched trees Salim-ur-rahman sings the poignant spiritual subconscious THOUGHT-NYMPH Translated by Anisur Translated by Balder Translated by Daud treeless plains Carried Urdu Poetry village-wilderness is turning WATER KALEIDOSCOPE WILDERNESS wind's loud lamentation wonder