James Abbott  was a British army officer and  the first Deputy Commissioner of Hazara 1849–1853 when he left the Abbottabad he wrote this poem about Abbottabad

I remember the day when I first came here
And smelt the sweet Abbottabad air

The trees and ground covered with snow
Gave us indeed a brilliant show

To me the place seemed like a dream
And far ran a lonesome stream

The wind hissed as if welcoming us
The pine swayed creating a lot of fuss

And the tiny cuckoo sang it away
A song very melodious and gay

I adored the place from the first sight
And was happy that my coming here was right

And eight good years here passed very soon
And we leave you perhaps on a sunny noon

Oh Abbottabad we are leaving you now
To your natural beauty do I bow

Perhaps your winds sound will never reach my ear
My gift for you is a few sad tears

I bid you farewell with a heavy heart
Never from my mind will your memories thwart

By Major James Abbott

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james abbott poem in urdu copy

Urdu Translation of Poem of James Abbott
The translation is done by Prof. Haimd Hassan Syed

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