Ira­ni­ans to pay trib­ute to poet Saeb Tabrizi

Iran Daily - - Arts & Culture -

Ira­ni­ans across the coun­try will com­mem­o­rate the great Ira­nian poet Mo­ham­mad Ali ibn Mirza Ab­dul Rahim Tabrizi, known as Saeb Tabrizi, to­day.

Saeb Tabrizi was a pro­lific poet who in­tro­duced the South Asian style of po­etry in Per­sia. He was given the ti­tle, “The King of Po­ets,” by Shah Ab­bas of the Safavid Dy­nasty.

Ac­cord­ing to Tasnim News Agency, he was born at the be­gin­ning of the 17th cen­tury CE and died in 1673. He is known as the most pop­u­lar In­dian style poem ver­si­fier, although his verses are also known as Is­fa­hani style due to his re­mark­able role in po­etry.

Saeb was a poet from Tabriz in north­west­ern Iran; he trav­eled to the city of Is­fa­han and passed away there.

Saeb is one of the most il­lus­tri­ous po­ets for his odes as well. The Per­sian poem was re­vived and or­na­mented with mys­tic con­cepts by Saeb.

A verse from his po­etry is as fol­lows:

The pure ones suf­fer more from the sky’s rev­o­lu­tion

The wheat is wounded in the mill as it gets pure

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