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14.08.2008 12:22 Peacewisher's Twist of Fates BRIDGING THE GAPS

I am extremely joyous that my voice was soon joined by those of my friends, who stand with me for the cause of betterment of humanity. My companions like Alley Boling and Nazish Zafar and many others, support my faith and revive my energies ....... AFZAL


14.08.2008 12:19 BOOK DEDICATED TO

<br /> A Friendly Smile is The Best Weapon Of War to Fight With" ...I would sing this song of love in every dale and mountain and I would include in my chorus all the sensitive hearts in the world, because it's that ...... to save humanity is far better


14.08.2008 12:16 CONTENTS OF BOOK

I hope I will pave a way for future generations to follow. The pain I have been through in having to watch humanity divided and burning in a hell of war, should never be the fate of my children. May the children of tomorrow, reap a richer harvest from the


14.08.2008 12:14 FOREWORD

I was fortunate, to hear one such voice, of Afzal Shauq through translated collection of his poems by Alley Boling. TWIST OF FATES had every thing to quench my thirst for good poetry and to satiate my search for splendid of ideas .. Nazish Zafar


14.08.2008 12:12 A LITERARY AUTOBIOGRAPHY

My search, ventures and probe, all lead me to the conclusion that man has revolutionized himself, since his creation but only in a negative way. Where the denizens of the modern world have progressed much outwardly; they have been gradually deteriorating


14.08.2008 12:07 I , BEING A POET

<br /> 'What greatness can human species achieve, if it abides by the truth of its creation..' I woke to a new reality, shedding away all the under estimations, I had in my mind since boyhood, about men. This revolutionized state of my opinion is trigger


14.08.2008 12:03 AFZAL SHAUQ : POET OF LOVE, LIFE, HUMANITY

and humanity, which though amply dealt with in world literature, yet Shauq gives new meanings and dimensions to these ideas. He has written unique poems in starting, simple but evocative style, which at the same time are shocking, shaking, dazzling, amaz


14.08.2008 12:00 AFZAL SHAUQ ... AS A TRUE HUMANIST

Afzal Shauq describes the tremendous variety of human emotions . We have to bear the Great Misery of life and unceasingly to dream and struggle for a better world. The wish of living in a better purer world lives under the same shelter with the awareness


14.08.2008 11:55 TWIST OF FATES

His fountain of poems describe the state of evolution change in heart, mind and action at every different incident of time. Which otherwise we have not the time to reflect . Afzal brings about every ‘contemplation’ we go through in our present day-to


14.08.2008 11:52 AS FREE AS THE VERSE

<br /> Afzal Shauq, a sensitive poet with an imaginative mind, feels the sorrows of the human being and expresses aptly his feelings in a direct and impressive way. In 'Hope for peace' he says .. Dr. Sher Zaman Taizai


14.08.2008 11:49 TWIST OF FATES ,

<br /> Afzal Shauq is more of a modernist in his treatment than a poet with progressive predilections. In fact can be compared to the 20th century imagist poets like Ezra Pound and his followers, including T.S. Elliot, who believe in and rely on concrete


14.08.2008 11:46 FOR THE LOVE OF WORDS

Although it is far too often implied, the pen is mightier than the sword well, if this indeed be so, then Afzal Shauq's pen must be more like a lethal dagger. His words though small in their number, loom large in the eye. They pierce the heart so fiercely


14.08.2008 11:42 BUILDING THE GAPS

<br /> <br /> Afzal Shauq is best at his shorter poems which seemed to be a combination of compressed thought and feelings. His terseness makes his poems more poignant and effective and the reader is left to draw some very important conclusion as remar


14.08.2008 11:38 AFZAL SHAUQ ... A Pashtoon Universal Poet

Afzal Shauq being a modern poet and travelogue writer fixed a different and heart catching diction of writing and very soon he became a favorite with learned people. It was difficult for him making a mark among his own people owing to his entirely new id


14.08.2008 11:36 LOVE AND AFFECTION

In “Twist of Fates” each and every aspect of life is included and defined beautifully with very different approaching way. Mr. Afzal Shauq is seemed to be the poet who experienced all the events he explained in his book ... Zenny Disuja - India