Kishwar Naheed Poems
- Censorship In those times when the camera could not freeze ...
- We Sinful Women It is we sinful women who are not awed by ...
- Talking To Myself Punish me for I've written the significance...
- A Palace Of Wax Before I ever married my mother used to ...
- Anticlockwise Even if my eyes become the soles of your ...
- The Grass Is Really Like Me The grass is also like me it has...
- Ghazal Suspicion consumed me As it does to this day Lined...
Kishwar Naheed (Urdu: کشور ناہید), Sitara-e-Imtiaz is an Urdu poet from Pakistan known for her pioneering feminist poetry.
Life and Family
Born in 1940 in a Syed family of Bulandshahr, India, Kishwar was a witness to the violence (including rape and abduction of women) associated with partition, and herself moved with her family to Pakistan in 1949.
Kishwar had to fight to receive an education at a time when women did not go to school; she studied at home and obtained a high school diploma through correspondence courses, but went on to receive a masters degree in Economics from Punjab University, Lahore.
Kishwar was married to Poet Yousuf ... more »
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In those times when the camera could not freeze
tyranny for ever
only untill those times
should you have written
which describes tyranny as valour.
Today, gazing at scenes
transferred on celluloid
one can guage
what the scene is like
and the sound
when trees are uprooted from the hillsides.
whether you are happy or sad
you must breathe
whether your eyes are open or closed
the scene,its imprint on the mind
does not change.
The trees that stands in the river
alway remain wooden
cannot become a ...