10 Shers Featuring Flowers

Flowers symbolize profound ideas as metaphors in poems. They evoke memories of the beloved and unforgettable loves. In the manner of florists, our editors have picked special shers from the fragrant garden of Urdu poetry and offer this selection as a gift to you.

sunā hai us ke badan tarāsh aisī hai

ki phuul apnī qabā.eñ katar ke dekhte haiñ

suna hai us ke badan ki tarash aisi hai

ki phul apni qabaen katar ke dekhte hain

Ahmad Faraz

phuul gul shams o qamar saare the

par hameñ un meñ tumhīñ bhaa.e bahut

phul gul shams o qamar sare hi the

par hamein un mein tumhin bhae bahut

Meer Taqi Meer

shabnam ke aañsū phuul par ye to vahī qissa huā

āñkheñ mirī bhīgī huī chehra tirā utrā huā

shabnam ke aansu phul par ye to wahi qissa hua

aankhen meri bhigi hui chehra tera utra hua

Bashir Badr

maiñ chāhtā thā ki us ko gulāb pesh karūñ

vo ḳhud gulāb thā us ko gulāb kyā detā

main chahta tha ki us ko gulab pesh karun

wo KHud gulab tha us ko gulab kya deta

Afzal Allahabadi

tire laboñ ko milī hai shaguftagī gul

hamārī aañkh ke hisse meñ jharne aa.e haiñ

tere labon ko mili hai shaguftagi gul ki

hamari aankh ke hisse mein jharne aae hain

Aaga nisaar

ḳhudā ke vāste gul ko na mere haath se lo

mujhe aatī hai is meñ kisī badan

KHuda ke waste gul ko na mere hath se lo

mujhe bu aati hai is mein kisi badan ki si

Nazeer Akbarabadi

tashbīh tire chehre ko kyā duuñ gul-e-tar se

hotā hai shagufta magar itnā nahīñ hotā

tashbih tere chehre ko kya dun gul-e-tar se

hota hai shagufta magar itna nahin hota

Akbar Allahabadi

mehr-o-mah gul phuul sab the par hameñ

chehra.ī chehra hameñ bhātā rahā

mehr-o-mah gul phul sab the par hamein

chehrai chehra hamein bhata raha

Meer Taqi Meer

vo phuul hai jo hai mahbūb

patte patte Daalī Daalī

tu hi wo phul hai jo hai mahbub

patte patte ka Dali Dali ka

Nadir Shahjahanpuri

ab tak tire hoñToñ pe tabassum gumāñ hai

ham ko to hai mahbūb yahī ādh-khilā phuul

ab tak tere honTon pe tabassum ka guman hai

hum ko to hai mahbub yahi aadh-khila phul

Fakhr Zaman