Shayari on Lucknow City

Among the many cities that have had a history and a culture of their own, Lucknow is a prominent one. It enjoys a respectable place in the cultural and literary history of India. Lucknow also represents a major school of Urdu poetry which is different from the Delhi school and is known for its special treatment of language. In this section, we bring together some verses on the city that highlight its distinct features.

kiyā tabāh to dillī ne bhī bahut 'bismil'

magar ḳhudā qasam lucknow ne luuT liyā

kiya tabah to dilli ne bhi bahut 'bismil'

magar KHuda ki qasam lucknow ne luT liya

Bismil Saeedi

kashish-e-lucknow are tauba

phir vahī ham vahī amīnābād

kashish-e-lucknow are tauba

phir wahi hum wahi aminabaad

Yagana Changezi

dillī chhuTī thī pahle ab lucknow bhī chhoḌeñ

do shahar the ye apne donoñ tabāh nikle

dilli chhuTi thi pahle ab lucknow bhi chhoDen

do shahar the ye apne donon tabah nikle

Mirza Hadi Ruswa

yahī tashvīsh shab-o-roz hai bangāle meñ

lucknow phir kabhī dikhlā.e muqaddar merā

yahi tashwish shab-o-roz hai bangale mein

lucknow phir kabhi dikhlae muqaddar mera

Wajid Ali Shah Akhtar

zabān-e-hāl se ye lucknow ḳhaak kahtī hai

miTāyā gardish-e-aflāk ne jāh-o-hasham merā

zaban-e-haal se ye lucknow ki KHak kahti hai

miTaya gardish-e-aflak ne jah-o-hasham mera

Chakbast Brij Narayan

shafaq se haiñ dar-o-dīvār zard shām-o-sahar

huā hai lucknow is rahguzar meñ pilibhit

shafaq se hain dar-o-diwar zard sham-o-sahar

hua hai lucknow is rahguzar mein pilibhit

Meer Taqi Meer

turāb-e-pā-e-hasīnān-e-lakhna.ū hai ye

ye ḳhāksār hai 'aḳhtar' ko naqsh-e-pā kahiye

turab-e-pa-e-hasinan-e-lakhnau hai ye

ye KHaksar hai 'aKHtar' ko naqsh-e-pa kahiye

Wajid Ali Shah Akhtar

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