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The Rebel’s Silhouette

I am an avid reader of poetry and I love going outside the traditional ideas of poetry such as English and American. And so I have become a huge fan of finding foreign authors to read such as Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Faiz was born in India and has become one of the leading poets in South Asia. His poems which have been translated into English have been gathered in a collection called The Rebel’s Silhouette.

The poems he has written are in a particular form known as the Ghazal. It is a very strict type of lyrical poem with a very particular form but it makes for really beautiful poems that have a melody  that I haven’t seen in any other places. 

One of the Ghazal’s written within this collection that seems so beautiful is this excerpt from one from his selected poems:

Let the breeze pour colors
Into the waiting blossoms

I am an avid reader of poetry and I love going outside the traditional ideas of poetry such as English and American. And so I have become a huge fan of finding foreign authors to read such as Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Faiz was born in India and has become one of the leading poets in South Asia. His poems which have been translated into English have been gathered in a collection called The Rebel’s Silhouette.

The poems he has written are in a particular form known as the Ghazal. It is a very strict type of lyrical poem with a very particular form but it makes for really beautiful poems that have a melody  that I haven’t seen in any other places. 

One of the Ghazal’s written within this collection that seems so beautiful is this excerpt from one from his selected poems:

Let the breeze pour colors
Into the waiting blossoms

Unlock the warehouses
Where those colors are stored

Oh love now return
So the promised springtime may finally begin …..

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