The poems in this collection establish Faiz as a great lyricist who embraced traditional motifs and subjects with an unrivaled passion and proclivity for verse that explores the natural and illusory qualities of love. Yet, Faiz was a wailing nightingale—a tortured man who loved beauty, but found himself surrounded by the pain, sorrow, poverty, bloodshed, and tears of daily life in post-Colonial Pakistan. It is in this dynamic counterpoise that Faiz’s artistry becomes manifest, mixing the good, the bad and the ugly in a delightful manner.
Genre: World: Middle East Contemporary
Release Date: 2011