Classic Poetry - Best Classic Poetry in Urdu by Famous Classical Poets

Classic poetry - Urdu Poetry written in simple words is known as classic poetry. When the poet wants to express his feelings about the real world, he writes it in Urdu's classic poetry. Classic poetry in Urdu is the most loved poetry by many people because it is simple. People can easily understand Classic Shayari in Urdu. At UrduPoint, you can read a vast collection of Classic Poetry in Urdu.

نکلے ہے چشمہ جو کوئی جوش زناں پانی کا

Mir Taqi Mir - میر تقی میر

Nikle Hai Chashma Jo Koi Josh Zanaan Pani Ka

Mir Taqi Mir Urdu Poetry

قریب دل خروش صد جہاں ہم

Majeed Amjad - مجید امجد

Qareeb Dil Kharosh Sad Jahan Hum

Majeed Amjad Urdu Poetry

آنے والے جانے والے ہر زمانے کے لیے

Hafeez Jalandhari - حفیظ جالندھری

Anay Walay Jane Walay Har Zamane Ke Liye

Hafeez Jalandhari Urdu Poetry

وہ دوریوں کا رہ آب پر نشان کھلا

Shakeeb Jalali - شکیب جلالی

Wo Doriyun Ka Rah Aab Par Nishan Khula

Shakeeb Jalali Urdu Poetry

حال اُس کا ترے چہرے پہ لکھا لگتا ہے

Shahzad Ahmed - شہزاد احمد

Haal Uska Tere Chehre Pe Likha Lagta Hai

Shahzad Ahmed Urdu Poetry

نگہ یار نے کی خانہ خرابی ایسی

Daagh Dehlvi - داغ دہلوی

Nigah E Yar Ne Ki Khana Kharabhi Aisi

Daagh Dehlvi Urdu Poetry

ہم تو خوش تھے کہ چلو دل کا جنوں کچھ کم ہے

Ahmed Faraz - احمد فراز

Hum To Khosh Thay Ke Chalo Dil Ka Juno Kuch Kam Hai

Ahmed Faraz Urdu Poetry

شعلۂ عشق بجھانا بھی نہیں چاہتا ہے

Irfan Siddiqui - عرفان صدیقی

Shola Ishhq Bujhana Bhi Nahi Chahta Hai

Irfan Siddiqui Urdu Poetry

لب ترے لعلِ ناب ہیں دونوں

Mir Taqi Mir - میر تقی میر

Lab Tere Laal E Naab Hain Donon

Mir Taqi Mir Urdu Poetry

اب دھوپ بھول جائیے سورج یہاں نہیں

Bashir Badr - بشیر بدر

Ab Dhoop Bhool Jaye Suraj Yaha Nahin

Bashir Badr Urdu Poetry

بول کہ لب آزاد ہیں تیرے

Faiz Ahmad Faiz - فیض احمد فیض

Bol Keh Lab Aazad Hain Tere

Faiz Ahmad Faiz Urdu Poetry

ہاں روزِ قیامت سے نہیں کم یہ سحر ہے

Meer Anees - میرانیس

Haan Roz E Qayamat Se Nahi Kam Ye Sehar Hai

Meer Anees Urdu Poetry

یہیں کہیں کوئی آواز دے رہا تھا مجھے

Ashfaq Hussain - اشفاق حسین

Yahin Kahin Koi Awaz Dey Raha Tha Mujhe

Ashfaq Hussain Urdu Poetry

خیال جس کا تھا مجھے خیال میں ملا مجھے

Munir Niazi - منیر نیازی

Khayaal Jis Ka Tha Mujhe Khayaal Main Mila Mujhe

Munir Niazi Urdu Poetry

بہت سے لوگوں کو غم نے جلا کے مار دیا

Abdul Hameed Adam - عبدالحمید عدم

Bohat Se Logon Ko Gham Ne Jala Ke Maar Diya

Abdul Hameed Adam Urdu Poetry

سبق ایسا پڑھا دیا تونے

Daagh Dehlvi - داغ دہلوی

Sabaq Aisa Padha Dya Tune

Daagh Dehlvi Urdu Poetry

کوئی حد نہیں ہے کمال کی

Munir Niazi - منیر نیازی

Koi Had Nahi Hai Kamal Ki

Munir Niazi Urdu Poetry

دن کی دوڑ دھوپ کے بعد

Munir Niazi - منیر نیازی

Din Ki Dour Dhoop Ke Baad

Munir Niazi Urdu Poetry

اس سے بچھڑ کے باب ہنر بند کر دیا

Irfan Siddiqui - عرفان صدیقی

Is Say Bhichar Ke Baab Hunar Band Kar Diya

Irfan Siddiqui Urdu Poetry

فلک کرنے کے قابل آسماں ہے

Mir Taqi Mir - میر تقی میر

Falak Karne Ke Qabil Aasman Hai

Mir Taqi Mir Urdu Poetry

شام بھی ہو جائے گی یہ، دِل نشِیں آئے گا وہ

Professor Rasheed Hasrat - پروفیسر رشید حسرت

Shaam Bhi Ho Jayegi Yeh Dil Nasheen Aayega Wo

Professor Rasheed Hasrat Urdu Poetry

وہ میرا خیال تھی سو وہ تھی

Jaun Elia - جون ایلیا

Woh Mera Khiyal Thi Suu Woh Thi

Jaun Elia Urdu Poetry

رنگ ہے رنگ سے تہی،اس کا شمار کیا بھلا

Jaun Elia - جون ایلیا

Rang Hai Rang Se Tahi Is Ka Shumar Kya Bhala

Jaun Elia Urdu Poetry

اول تو ترے کوچے میں آنا نہیں ملتا

Ghulam Hamdani Mushafi - غلام ہمدانی مصحفی

Awwal Tu Teray Koochay Mein Aata Nahin Milta

Ghulam Hamdani Mushafi Urdu Poetry

جسے عشق کاتیر کاری لگے

Wali Deccani - ولی دکنی

Jise Ishq Ka Teer Kari Lage

Wali Deccani Urdu Poetry

چاندنی میں سایہ ہائے کاخ و کو میں گھومیے

Majeed Amjad - مجید امجد

Chandni Mein Saya Haae Kakh O Ko Mein Ghomiyea

Majeed Amjad Urdu Poetry

پلٹ گئیں جو نگاہیں انہیں سے شکوہ تھا

Mehboob Khizan - محبوب خزاں

Palat Gayeen Jo Nigehain Inhen Se Shikwah Tha

Mehboob Khizan Urdu Poetry

اب تو گھبرا کے یہ کہتے ہیں کہ مرجائیں گے

Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq - محمد ابراہیم ذوق

Ab To Ghabra Ke Ye Kahte Hain Ki Mar Jaenge

Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq Urdu Poetry

ماں

Habib Jalib - حبیب جالب

Maa

Habib Jalib Urdu Poetry

کہی بھی ہوں تو پیمانے حسیں معلوم ہوتے ہیں

Abdul Hameed Adam - عبدالحمید عدم

Kahi Bhi Hun Paimane Haseen Maalom Hote Hain

Abdul Hameed Adam Urdu Poetry

دکھ کی لہر نے چھیڑا ہوگا

Nasir Kazmi - ناصر کاظمی

Dukh Ki Laehar Ne Chera Hoga

Nasir Kazmi Urdu Poetry

قرآن ہاتھوں میں لے کے

Gulzar - گلزار

Quran Dafan Hain Sadiyon Jahan

Gulzar Urdu Poetry

آہستگی سع گھٹی ہوئی سہ پہر کی دھوپ

Amjad Islam Amjad - امجد اسلام امجد

Aahistagi Se Gatti Hoi Seh Pehar Ki Dhup

Amjad Islam Amjad Urdu Poetry

تمہیں خیال نہیں کس طرح بتائیں تمہیں

Mehboob Khizan - محبوب خزاں

Tumhe Khayaal Nahi Kis Terhan Bitayen Tumhe

Mehboob Khizan Urdu Poetry

گوری گوری بانہیاں ہری ہری چوڑیاں

Ameer Khusro - امیر خسرو

Gori Gori Baiyan Hari Hari Churiyan

Ameer Khusro Urdu Poetry

پھر کوئی شکل نظر آنے لگی پانی پر

Zafar Iqbal - ظفر اقبال

Phir Koi Shakal Nazar Anay Lagi Pani Par

Zafar Iqbal Urdu Poetry

واقعی کوئی اگر موجود ہے

Jamal Ehsani - جمال احسانی

Waqai Koi Agar Majuod Hai

Jamal Ehsani Urdu Poetry

آج تک اس کی محبت کا نشہ طاری ہے

Shahzad Ahmed - شہزاد احمد

Aaj Tak Is Ki Muhabbat Ka Nasha Taari Hai

Shahzad Ahmed Urdu Poetry

یاد کرنا ہر گھڑی اس یار کا

Wali Deccani - ولی دکنی

Yaad Karna Har Ghari Is Yaar Ka

Wali Deccani Urdu Poetry

ساز ہستی کی صدا غور سے سن

Nasir Kazmi - ناصر کاظمی

Saaz Hasti Ki Sada Ghor Se Sun

Nasir Kazmi Urdu Poetry

پہنچے گور کنارے ہم

Nasir Kazmi - ناصر کاظمی

Puhanche Goor Kinare Hum

Nasir Kazmi Urdu Poetry

اگر ہیں تیغ میں جوہر جواہر میں خمیرے ہیں

Anwar Masood - انور مسعود

Agar Hain Taaig Mein Johar Jawahar Mein Khamere Hain

Anwar Masood Urdu Poetry

ہم پرورش لوح و قلم کرتے ہیں گے

Faiz Ahmad Faiz - فیض احمد فیض

Hum Parwarish-e-lauh-o-qalam Karte Rahenge

Faiz Ahmad Faiz Urdu Poetry

اپنی ہستی خود ہم آغوش فنا ہو جائے گی

Yagana Changezi - یگانہ چنگیزی

Apni Hasti Khud Ham Aghosh Fana Ho Jay Gi

Yagana Changezi Urdu Poetry

لباس یار کو میں پارہ پارہ کیا کرتا

Khwaja Haidar Ali Aatish - خواجہ حیدر علی آتش

Libaas Yaar Ko Main Parah Parah Kya Karta

Khwaja Haidar Ali Aatish Urdu Poetry

ہم جنس اگر ملے نہ کوئی آسمان پر

Shakeeb Jalali - شکیب جلالی

Hum Jins Agar Mile Na Koi Aasamaan Par

Shakeeb Jalali Urdu Poetry

ہجر کی آنکھوں سے آنکھیں تو ملاتے جائیے

Jaun Elia - جون ایلیا

Hijar Ki Aankhon Se Ankhen To Milatay Jaiye

Jaun Elia Urdu Poetry

آنکھیں مری تلووں سے وہ مل جائے تو اچھا

Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq - محمد ابراہیم ذوق

Aanhen Meri Talwon Se Wo Mil Jaye To Acha Hai

Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq Urdu Poetry

نالہ اس شور سے کیوں میرا دہائی دیتا

Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq - محمد ابراہیم ذوق

Nalaa Is Shor Se Kiyon Mera Duhai Deta

Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq Urdu Poetry

اور سب بھول گئے حرف صداقت لکھنا

Habib Jalib - حبیب جالب

Aur Sab Bhool Gaye Harf Sadaqat Likhna

Habib Jalib Urdu Poetry

وہ مثل آئینہ دیوار پر رکھا ہوا تھا

Jaun Elia - جون ایلیا

Woh Misl Aaina Deewar Par Rakha Howa Tha

Jaun Elia Urdu Poetry

نہ پوچھ خواب زلیخا نے کیا خیال لیا

Mir Taqi Mir - میر تقی میر

Nah Poch Khawab Zulekha Ne Kya Khayal Liya

Mir Taqi Mir Urdu Poetry

جدا ہوں یار سے ہم اور نہ ہو رقیب جدا

Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq - محمد ابراہیم ذوق

Juda Hoon Yaar Se Hum Aur Na Ho Raqeeb Juda

Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq Urdu Poetry

موسم کا ہاتھ ہے نہ ہوا ہے خلاؤں میں

Zafar Iqbal - ظفر اقبال

Mausam Ka Hath Hai Nah -howa Hai Khalaon Main

Zafar Iqbal Urdu Poetry

غزلوں کا ہنر اپنی آنکھوں کو سکھائیں گے

Bashir Badr - بشیر بدر

Ghazlon Ka Hunar Apni Aankhon Ko Sekhiye Gay

Bashir Badr Urdu Poetry

ہر ایک بات پہ کہتے ہو تم کہ تو کیا ہے

Mirza Ghalib - اسداللہ خان غالب

Har Aik Baat Pe Kehte Ho Tum Ke Tu Kya Hai

Mirza Ghalib Urdu Poetry

پاس رہ کر خدا سی لگتی ہے

Bashir Badr - بشیر بدر

Paas Reh Kar Khuda Si Lagti Hai

Bashir Badr Urdu Poetry

کچھ دن سے انتظار سوال دگر میں ہے

Faiz Ahmad Faiz - فیض احمد فیض

Kuch Din Se Intezar E Sawal E Dagar Mein Hai

Faiz Ahmad Faiz Urdu Poetry

وہیں پر مرا سیم تن بھی تو ہے

Sarwat Hussain - ثروت حسین

Wahein Par Mra Saim Tan Bhi To Hai

Sarwat Hussain Urdu Poetry

دن کٹ رہے ہیں کشمکش روزگار میں

Majeed Amjad - مجید امجد

Din Kat Rahay Hain Kashmakash Rozgaar Main

Majeed Amjad Urdu Poetry

آنکھوں کو کیسے مل سکے خوابوں پہ اختیار

Amjad Islam Amjad - امجد اسلام امجد

Aankhon Ko Kaise Mil Sake Khwaboon Pe Ikhtiyaar

Amjad Islam Amjad Urdu Poetry

خواب کہاں سے ٹوٹا ہے تعبیر سے پوچھتے ہیں

Ghulam Muhammad Qasir - غلام محمد قاصر

Khwab Kahan Se Tuta Hai Tabir Se Puchhte Hain

Ghulam Muhammad Qasir Urdu Poetry

پھر تیرے نہ آنے کی خبر شام میں آئی

Ahmed Faraz - احمد فراز

Phir Tere Na Aane Ki Khabar Shaam Mein Na Aai

Ahmed Faraz Urdu Poetry

کفر سے یہ جو منور مری پیشانی ہے

Zafar Iqbal - ظفر اقبال

Kufar Se Yeh Jo Munawar Meri Peshani Hai

Zafar Iqbal Urdu Poetry

Classic Poetry

Classic poetry is based on classicism, emphasizing simplicity and clarity of thoughts with less display of emotions. Classical poetry values those things that are naturally beautiful and possesses perfection in themselves. Romanticism focuses on what heart says, and realism deals with the world at large, and classicism presents an ideal image of the world. Classical poetry has made a drastic change in the structure of traditional Urdu poetry. With its simplicity and clarity, it got popular among people easily.

Classic Urdu poetry represents simplicity and individuality. It is a grounded genre that does not deal in terms of theories but rather highlights experience. Classic Urdu poetry writers urge to focus on social issues, whereas romantic writers tend to uphold the individual. It is somehow formal, as classical writers follow strict meters and form.

Talking about Urdu literature, classic poetry changed the narrative style being told in the poetry traditionally. The idea of romanticism and the individuality of patriarchy was removed in classic poetry. Instead, the main focus was to explore an ideal world of human emotions and understand the simplicity and clarity of poetry.

Characteristics of classic poetry

Following are the main characteristics of classic Urdu poetry.

Concentration

Concentration means holding one idea or line of argument and making it the poetic piece’s theme. It refers to the delivery of the same idea or argument throughout the poem.

Extension of words

Words are not supposed to be wasted in classic poetry. Verses and words are always centered around the main theme of the poetry.

Conceit

The basic element of traditional classical poetry is conceit. Conceit is a simile or comparison between two not likable things. The dissimilarity between the two compared things is easily visible by the reader and the poet.

Wit

Classic poetry is also based on the wit of the poet. Wit describes the underlying meaning of the said words.

Passion and thought

Classic poetry is a combination of passion and thought. The basic structure of classical poetry in Urdu is love, emotion, and intellect. Therefore, the logical reasoning behind the balance of the event is passion.

Classical poets

Several poets and their popular works first helped us realize the charm of langue, and now we may actively search for works by Urdu poets. Some of the famous classic poets of Urdu poetry are described below:

Mirza Ghalib

Ghalib’s presence in the history of classical Urdu poetry is just unforgettable. However, the emotions expressed in his couplets are still counted as gems.

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Faiz Ahmad Faiz and his classical poetry were famous for truly touching people's hearts. Faiz’s poetry truly defines the loss of love.

Gulzar

Similarly, Gulzar has made it through as an excellent point, lyricist, and writer by making his name into classical poetry. But, again, the capability of evoking human emotions was prominent in his works.

Javed Akhter

Javed Akhter got his taste in classical poetry in genes, as both of his parents were excellent writers and poets. However, the simplicity and emotional understanding made his poetry more popular.

Firaq Gorakhpuri

Firaq Gorakhpuri was a noted poet who made his steps in classical Urdu poetry through Urdu literature. His poetry was also famous because of the thought-provoking ideas and emotional well-being of humans.

Sahir Ludhianvi

Sahir Ludhianvi was an amazing Urdu poet whose poetry and songs are equally famous. His work is still famous because of the clarity it has and the amount of audience it addresses.

Rahat Indori

Rahat Indori’s poetic style has made him famous among classical poets. Likewise, his renowned performances and famous lyrics have helped him gain popularity in Urdu poetry.

Parvin Shakir

Sadly, there are not many women Urdu poets who have achieved the same level of fame as their male counterparts. But, Parvin Shakir and her work have their prominence. She just mastered free verse and technical ghazal style to make her name through famous classical poets.

Ahmad Faraz

Ahmad Faraz is said to be the genius of Urdu poetry. His poetry got famous because of his clear ideas and the amount of love he represents. The reason behind his famous poetry was simple, and his work expresses the joy and simplicity of love in a way no other writer could explain.

Jaun Elia

Jaun Elia - a name without which classical poetry is incomplete has seen the horror partition scene, expressing his pain and anguish through his revolutionary poetry.

Mir Taqi Mir

Mir Taqi Mir is famous in classical poetry for giving names and structure to the Urdu language. He's often called the pioneer of the Urdu poetry form of ghazal.

Akbar Allahabadi

Akbar Allahabadi made his name through classical poets with his excellence in the Urdu language. Moreover, his satire through Urdu verses made him a famous poet, which was barely shown in the poetry of other writers.

Allama Iqbal

Allama Iqbal and his poetry have made it through best and proved to be unmatchable to date. His idea of human emotions was a huge change in classical poetry.

Ibn-e-Insha

Ibn-e-Insha, his humorous take on life, made him and his poetry even more famous among other writers.

Conclusion

Classical poetry has made drastic changes to traditional Urdu poetry. The ancient history of Urdu poetry states that the theme of poetry was always around nature, love, and revolution brought through the partition. Classical poetry itself was a huge achievement as it focuses on what the ideal world looks like.

Classical poetry was truly based on the simplicity of ideas and clarity of thought, and it does pave the way for advancements in Urdu literature. Urdu classical poetry is famous to date due to its originality and reliability. Many poets nowadays prefer to write in classical poetry style just because of the uniqueness it has.

FAQs

Is classical poetry any different from other forms?

Classical poetry is most famous because of its originality and simplicity. It is different from other forms of poetry such as romantic poetry, tragedy, and love poetry. The idea behind classical poetry is to give an understanding of how an ideal world looks like. Therefore, the theme is to write simply and clearly.

Was classical poetry initiated in Urdu literature?

No, classical poetry was initiated in times of Greek and Romans. Some of the classical poets are John Donne, Milton, Wordsworth, etc. Classical poetry was introduced to Urdu literature a bit late just because of the uniqueness and form of style.