PESHAWAR: [Sher Alam Shinwari] Noted Pashto poet and travelogue writer Afzal Shauq passed away Islamabad early Saturday morning due to cardiac arrest. He was 53. Afzal Shuaq a noted Pashto poet, travel writer and researcher was born in 1957 in Chwintra village near Ziarat, Balochistan.
Afzal was writer widely travelled and extensively read and was the first Pashtun man of letters who introduced a global vision in Pashto literature.
Six of his books published in his life time, it include Shladely Amail (Poetry collection) , Oowa Gama Mazal (Travelogue of seven Asian Countries) , Pa Latoon Sta De Sarey (Poetry collection) ,
Mazal Pa Wauru Bandi (Travelogue of eight European Countries) ,
Da Lmar Da Kali Pa lor (Travelogue of seven European Countries) ,
Paoni Makhuna (Novel) .
‘TWIST OF FATES’ Afzal’s selected Pashto poetry was translated into English by Alley Boling,
while ‘MING YUN DE ZHUAN ZHE’ was translated into Chinese by Liuli in 2006. Afzal Shauq was working with a foreign NGO in the capital. Pashto Literary circles have widely condoled his death and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace and shown sympathy with the bereaved family.
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Tears and only tears fill my eyes and soul... He was a great man! He could see the beauty of our world and our souls! Rest in peace, my dearest friend!
What do we think about all these issues? Which are our OWN thoughts without quotes, That can be told In ”You are the Source” since your thoughts are as valuable as someone else’s.
So much around us and inside us is sad so ”We cannot always Shine” that is OK. Admitting our sorrow and grief is the first step to healing and peace. And remember ”Grief is not a disease ”We can also find ourselves through ”Sagas, Dreams and Myths” within witch so much human wisdom is hidden.
We can close our eyes and just remember through all the music our heart and soul has saved, and we can share it with others in ”Unforgettable Music”
We can travel to get inspiration and understanding for our different cultures. Why not go to ”Sweden starting in Lapland” You will find my roots there involved in the midnight sun and the northern light *smile*
But you do not have to travel so far to find what counts the most in life ; ”small close things” which surround us all but to which we do not pay enough attention