a nation of undiscovered geniuses, spiritual masters of poetry,
literature and mystical works comes a new generation of poets, the
contemporary poets of Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s arts and
literature has suffered greatly since the invasion of the Russian
army in 1978 and other wars that followed thereafter. Afghan
Artists, Poets, Writers were scattered all over the world and
vanished, their art disappeared and some cease to continue their
work. Amongst these artists was Rariq Faani who took a pen wrote
his eyewitness on paper in form of beautiful afghan style poetry.
Faani was born in Kabul Afghanistan (1943) He Finished his primary
education in "Habibia" high school in Kabul where
excelled in many subjects but deem politics and economics a better
fit for him. Mr. Faani he continued his higher education by
traveling abroad to Bulgaria and earned his Masters degree in
Political economics in Sofia Bulgaria (1977).
to Afghanland.com, Rariq
Fani returned to Afghanistan and began work on this first love,
poetry. He wrote many vases
and was encouraged by his peers to compile these vases in book,
which he had completed by 1966 entitled “Armaghan e Jawani” In
1983 he published his second project, a novel about life in
Afghanistan. In 1987 He published a semi political collection and
short stories and satire entitled “Ameer e Ba Salaheyat” and
with the situation in Kabul turning to chaos day by day he
migrated In 1988 and lives in San Diego California with his
are his published books:
(Collection of poems) Kabul Afghanistan 1966.
(Novel) Kabul Afghanistan 1983.
(Collection of poems) Kabul Afghanistan 1986.
SALAHEYAT (Short stories and satire) Kabul Afghanistan 1987.
(Collection of poems) California 1994.
(Collection of poems) California 1997.
passed away on April 22 2007 in San Diego, California. He was 63.
Faani's poetic legacy depicts the suffering and the perseverance
of the people of Afghanistan through three decades of war. Faani’s
poetry transcended the printed page and was made into songs by
contemporary singers. His most famous line is:
His most famous lines are:
همه جا دکان رنگ است، همه
دل من به شيشه سوزد، همه سنگ ميفروشند
به کرشمهای، نگاهش، دل سادهلوح
چه به ناز ميربايد،
چه قشنگ ميفروشد
شرری بگير و آتش
به جهان بزن تو ای آه
ز شرارهای که هر شب، دل تنگ ميفروشد
به دکان بخت مردم
که نشسته است يا رب
گل خنده ميستاند،
غم جنگ ميفروشد؟
دل کس به کس نسوزد
به محيط ما به حدّی
که غزال، چوچهاش را به
مدتي است کس نديده
گُهری به قُلزُمِ ما
که صدف هر آنچه دارد، به نهنگ ميفروشد
ز تنور طبع «فانی»
تو مجو سرود آرام
مَطَلب گل از دکانی
که تفنگ ميفروشد
ميزان ۱۳۵۸ سَمَنگان