8 December 2017

Another great Sufi poetry for the evening.

This comes per Sumona’s request. The particular rendition I was listening to was by the Sabri Brothers – Ghulam Farid and Maqbool Ahmed.

“Mujhko bharpur abhi tak na koi jaam mila
Saqiya aur pila, aur pila, aur pila”

While Sufi songs have many interpretations, they have almost always revolved around celebrating wine or love. “Saqiya” – literally meaning the “cup bearer” refers to the lady who serves you a drink at the “maikada” (tavern) and sometimes also joins you for a drink.

“A full glass of wine, I have never been served before,
O cup-bearer, pour some more, some more, some more”!!

Posted December 8, 2017 by Rajib Roy in category "Music/Poetry


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