Mir: English Translation of Mir Taqi Mir’s popular Urdu couplets (Famous Urdu Poets Book 7)


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Urdu literature is wealthy with poetic geniuses like Mirza Ghalib, Allama Iqbal, Nazeer Akbarabadi, Mirza Rafi Sauda, Mir Anis, and plenty of extra. However, Mir Taqi Mir occupies a spot that’s topmost amongst all of the poets of the Urdu language. Mir is Khuda-e-Sukhan, the God of poetry. Wallace Stevens, a celebrated American poet, has famously mentioned, “a poet is the priest of the invisible” when a poet places this invisible into phrases and makes it seen for all to see, the God of poetry is born.

Mir Mohammad Taqi’s start yr was 1722 or 1723 in Akbarabad (Agra) right into a household that had migrated from Hejaz to Hindustan two generations prior. Mir has written a memoir in Persian, a e-book known as Zikr-e-Mir by which he talks about his ancestors and early years. This autobiographical account is a bit patchy, not chronological and even full, nevertheless it offers us a good concept of Mir Taqi Mir’s life and occasions.

Mir’s childhood was vastly influenced by his father, Mir Abdullah Ali (Motaqqi), a well known mystic. He was a Sufi dervish, and one can see that that is the place the philosophy of Mir’s love resides. Mir’s uncle Syed Amanullah was additionally a dervish who educated Mir. Within the august firm of those two mystics, Mir grew up, and their teachings influenced the best way Mir seemed on the world.

Mir writes that his father usually instructed him that love is supreme and it’s on the foundations of affection that the world features. Younger as he was, Mir imbibed his father’s teachings and practiced them lifelong, making love the first topic of his poetry.

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Mir talks about love with reverence. He could discuss of worldly love, of the bodily great thing about the beloved, and at occasions even with the frivolousness that comes with youth, but when one seems deeper, one finds that love for him is divinity in all its varieties.

Parastish ki yaaN tak ki ai however tujhe

nazar mein sabhoN ki khuda kar chale

I idol worshipped you with such sturdy emotion

and made you God on the planet’s notion

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