A Mushaira is a public recitation of poetry.

Great poetry is often tragic poetry, for suffering are eternal to human race, especially its sensitive members. Happiness is an occasional episode in the general drama of pain.

Personal sufferings, when presented artistically & with intensity, become universal & find an echo in every heart.  That is why our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thoughts.

Great poets create beauty out of sufferings, & as in life so in poetry, suffering becomes a stepping stone for them to attain greater heights. Poetry should give joy & strength even when it carries the full weight of our sufferings.

Poetry works by suggestiveness. One of the many definitions of poetry is, what oft was thought but never so well expressed.

A poet is judged by his best & not by quantity.

Poetry is the collective dream of the common man. His aspirations & apprehensions.

Literature is the history of the common man.

Our very desire for creativity is based on the feeling that you are not feeling complete. One expresses this in poetry.