Mir Taqi Mir

Mir Taqi Mir employs a mesmerizingly mystic, almost surrealitic
imagery in these couplets:

"nazuki uske lab ki kya kahiye
pankhadi ik ghulaab ki si hai"

"yeh jo mohlat jise kahain hai hum
dekho to intzaar sa hai kuch"

"raikhte ke sirf tumhi nahin ho ustad Ghalib
suna hai agle zamane main koi Mir bhi tha"

"
bikhre hai zulf, us rukh e aalam faroz par
varna, banaav hove na din aur raat ka"


"uske farog e husn se, jhamke hai sub main noor
sham- e- haram ho yaan ke diya Somnath ka"


"mazhab se mere kya tujhe, tera dayar aur
main aur, yaar aur, mera kaarobaar aur"

dekh to, dil ke jaan se uthta hai
ye dhuan sa kahan se uthta hai

gor diljale ki hai ye falak
shola ik subha yaan se uthta hai

khana e dil se zeenhara se na ja
koi aise makaan se uthta hai

yoon uthe aah us gali se hum
jaise koi jahan se uthta hai

Note how bombastic, arrogant and loud (nevertheless lovable) Ghalib sounds when he declares:

"hain aur bhi duniya main sukhanwar bahut achche
kehte hain ki ghalib ka hai andaaz i bayan aur"

as compared to Mir who submits much more subtly, softly.

"Mir dariya hai, sune sheyr zabaani uski
allah allah re tabiyat ki ravani uski"
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mausam-e-abr ho subuu bhii ho
gul ho gulshan ho aur tuu bhii ho
kab tak aaiine kaa ye husn-e-qubuul
muuNh teraa is taraf kabhuu bhii ho
ho jo teraa saa rang gul kaa hai
dekheN ham tab jab aisii buu bhii ho
hai gar’z ishq sirf hii lekin
shart ye hai ke justujuu bhii ho
sarkashii gul kii sar nahiiN aatii
naaz karne ko vaisaa ruu bhii ho
kis ko bulbul hai dam-kashii kaa dimaagh
ho to gul hii kii guftuguu bhii ho
dil tamanaa-kadaa to hai par “Mir”
ho to us kii hii aarzuu bhii ho


8 comments:

  1. Sirahne Meer ke aahista bolo..
    Tuk rote rote so gaya hai..


    neer nayan

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  2. Ahsk akhon mein kab nahin aata
    lahu aata hein jab nahin aata

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  3. from Ahshad chady

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  4. tum jo pas nhi tou kia huay
    mohabbat or brh gayi k koi shikwa hi na rha

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  5. ye ankhay rotay rotay aksar chup kar jati hay
    kehti hay koi dekh na lay meri mohabbat ko ruswa na kray

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  6. tumey kia khbar k tum pas ho
    tum yunhi khud ko dhonda kro
    meray pas a kay tou dekh lo meray aas pas hi tou rehtay ho tum

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  7. DIL TO PATHHAR HO GAYA THA
    AANKHEN BHI PATHHRA GAYI
    TUM JO AAO YA NA AAO
    JAAN LAB PAR AA GAYI

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