Friday, 27 August 2010

Mir Taqi Mir: 'From where has this smoke arisen that kills my heart and soul...'



Sung by Mehdi Hassan
Ghazal by Mir Taqi Mir (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir_Taqi_Mir)

Sung by Mehdi Hassan
Ghazal by Mir Taqi Mir
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir_Taqi_Mir)

In dwellings everywhere, the remnants are flying around
the jungle......on fire (to show everything natural and man made is in turmoil)

The smoke erupts/twists/pierces like a black serpent..

My dear heart/my soul you must look from where it arose.
...Fumes darted all over, from where is it rising? What is on fire, my heart or my soul...

Who will allow them to settle now...how will they settle now...
The one who rises from your doorstep...

I (or my sigh) rose from their street today...
In the same way that someone is lifted from this world...

Love (Mir) is but a heavy stone...
It is rarely lifted by the weak (hearted)...

(Translation is mine)

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