Urdu (the official language of Pakistan and an identity symbol of Indian Muslims) poetry is called Shayari.
Urdu defines beauty and grace and is the language of poets, commonly called shayars in Urdu.
×With not-so-poetic translations× (Will update someday. Promise.)
बैठा हूँ अंधेरों में
तेरे ख़यालों में|
तु भी होगी कहीं
इन्हीं हालातों में||
Translation: I sit around delving in the memories of ours which bring nothing but tears in my eyes but I know these drops fall on your cheeks too.
सांसे चल रही है
ज़िंदगी थम सी गई|
तन्हाई का सौदा तो उन्होंने किया
हमने तो बस महफिल में खामोशी सजाई||
Translation: I am still breathing but it feels as if time has stopped and is still waiting for you.
But it was you only who decided to leave me and you alone and all I could do was dwell in aloneness of the lonely hour.
अब वो दिन कहां के
पन्नों के बीच गुलाब खिले|
अब वो रातें कहां के
सितारों के बीच हम-तुम मिले||
Translation: Gone are the days when the rose petals given by you used to bloom in me.
And gone are the nights when under the infinite sky we used to bloom.
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