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The Poet in me…RIP now!!

Posted in About Me, Art, Poetry, URDU with tags , , , , on June 29, 2010 by ramzzi

Hi there,

Although I am not a poet and that has been decided now, however in the past I did express my then feelings and thoughts that I was indulged in those days, in this form of literature, people in your life come for a reason, at the end they either give you a treasured memory or a good lesson, why don’t I rather start living in the present and cherish the very moment that I have got in my disposal, present is a precious present” ain’t it? 😀
I hope you will enjoy a few poems or may be a few lines which I am sharing with you guys on this forum, so enjoy everyone:)!!

Ye mera pyar nahi hay tou aur kya hay bhala
har ek nigah main tujh ko talash karta hon

hawaoon main kabhi dhondhon teray badan ki mehk
kabhi main raah main tujh ko talaash karta hon

kabhi kisi ki nazar main kabhi badan main kisi
har ek nazare main tujh ko talash karta hon

tou mujh say dour buhut hay yeh jaan kar bhe kabhi
main apnay paas main tujh ko talaash karta hon

tere wafa say mujhay sou shikayatain he sahi
main etibar main tujh ko talaash karta hon

teray jo baa’d mili hain muhabatain mujh ko
main un kay pyar main tujh ko talaash karta hon


Mohabbat Ruth Jati hay!!
umeedon ki ye dorain kis tarha say tot jati hain
yaqeeni beyaqeeni say yon kyon kar maat khati hay
ye chahat bhe koi mosam hay jo yaksaan nahi rehta?
koi rokay bhalay kitna, mohabbat ruth jati hay!!!

dilon main khwahishain janay kyon itna kasmasati hain
kisi ki yaad aksar khwab say hum ko jagati hain
kabhi sukh day kay jati hain, kabhi dukh day kay jati hain
koi rokay bhalay kitna, mohabbat ruth jati hay!!!

mohabbat roshni hay dil kay angan jagmagati hai
humain pehum chupay kuch ramz jenay kay batati hay
hamaisha ek suhani yad ban kar gudgudati hay
koi rokay bhalay kitna, mohabbat ruth jati hay!!!



Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante

Posted in Art on April 23, 2009 by ramzzi


Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante by Taiwanese artists Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi, and Zhang An.

Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante by Taiwanese artists Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi, and Zhang An.

You recognise some of them, but not all of them. So it is with the 103 famous people in this bizarrely ingenious Taiwanese oil painting,Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante, which has become an online cult. Echoes of classic art seem to spring out from every point – yet they are fiendishly elusive.

Pinning down the exact quotations of famous works is harder than it looks and can tease you just as certainly as trying to identify everyone. For starters, the painting alludes to an 18th-century genre known as the “conversation piece”, epitomised by Johann Zoffany’s Tribuna of the Uffizi (c 1770s).

Where Zoffany portrayed gatherings of cognoscenti or music lovers, once even the crowd at a cockfight, here we see an impossible gathering of historical figures in the afterlife. But that’s just the start of the art arcana . . .

1 The Queen’s head is superimposed on to the body and dress of Princesse Albert de Broglie as painted by Ingres in 1853.

2 The Chinese poet Li Bai falls backwards in his chair in exactly the same pose as a drunken reveller in William Hogarth’s painting An Election Entertainment (1754-5).

3 Deng Xiaoping adopts the classic nonchalant pose of Titian’s Portrait of a Man in London’s National Gallery, resting his arm as he turns towards us.

4 Rameses II sits in a similar pose to Joshua Reynolds’ portrait of Lawrence Sterne, but by the time Reynolds used it this was already an ancient pose signifying melancholy.

5 Dante, whose religious poem The Divine Comedy is the key to this painting if its title is anything to go by, stands in profile like Piero della Francesca’s portrait of Federigo da Montefeltro.

6 Napoleon poses as . . . wait for it, himself. His horse closely resembles his steed in Gros’s painting Napoleon on the Battlefield of Eylau, in the Louvre.

7 Leonardo da Vinci worked for evil rulers such as Cesare Borgia and here he listens politely to Stalin’s mad schemes.

8 Significant objects are displayed on the tables just as they might be in a Renaissance painting. The typewriter signifies that Li Bai is a poet.

9 Kofi Annan imitates the boy musician in Manet’s The Fife Player.

· This article was amended on Monday March 23 2009. The portrait of Federico da Montefeltro alluded to in the painting Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante is the work of Piero della Francesca, not Piero di Cosimo. This has been corrected.