Mir Anis was a disciple of his father Mir Khalik in Ghazal poetry and Mirthiya poetry. Sometimes, at his father’s request, Sheikh Imam Bakhsh would show Naskh his ghazals and it was Naskh who suggested Anis’s pen name. Otherwise Mir Babbar Ali Anis before him. Mir Babbar Ali was depressed. The transition from ghazal poetry to mid-poetry is described as a ghazal by Mir Anis in Mushaira. The father asked and listened to his son’s ghazal. Father’s chest swelled with joy and pride. But he said, “Mian, now salute the ghazals and write poems that will be useful in this life and the hereafter.” It was from that day that Mir Anais left ghazal poetry and entered into elegiac literature and put it in such a way that elegiac poetry became its cover. Here are some of the ghazals Mir Anis rocked in Mushaira.
What is the indication?
Arrows of oppression will go to the bottom of the court
For example, waterless waves broke
Burst the bubble and cry that you showered
We never broke anyone’s heart
Go any way you want, save the ant too
Don’t rely on nineteen tails
Walk ahead with the lamp