Pirzada Qasim – Zakham Dabay Tu Phir Naya Teer Chala Diya Karo

There is a tradition in Urdu poetry of poets singing their own poems a capella in melodies of their own devising. This is a good example of a contemporary poet doing just that. Pirzada Qasim is an accomplished scientist and educator in addition to being a poet. He has served as Vice Chancellor of Karachi University.

This post is dedicated to Robert Pinsky for whom I sang the first two couplets of this poem recently. He seemed to like it. Well, at least he was polite enough not to say otherwise! Enjoy. 🙂