Sher on Allahabad
Cities have allured
the attention of poets and artists in all times and cultures. More than a city, Allahabad represents a confluence of two rivers and multiple socio-cultural traditions. It has been a favourite subject for many poets. We have made a selection of some verses that configure this city for its worth. You may like to have a look at this city in poetical terms.
kuchh allahabad meñ sāmāñ nahīñ bahbūd ke
yaañ dharā kyā hai ba-juz akbar ke aur amrūd ke
kuchh allahabad mein saman nahin bahbud ke
yan dhara kya hai ba-juz akbar ke aur amrud ke
asar ye tere anfās-e-masīhā.ī kā hai 'akbar'
allahabad se lañgDā chalā lahore tak pahuñchā
asar ye tere anfas-e-masihai ka hai 'akbar'
allahabad se langDa chala lahore tak pahuncha
tiin tribenī haiñ do āñkheñ mirī
ab allahabad bhī punjab hai
tin tribeni hain do aankhen meri
ab allahabad bhi punjab hai