Tomb of Iranian Poet Saib Tabrizi in Isfahan

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The tomb of the Iranian poet Mohammad Ali ibn Mirza Abdul Rahim Tabrizi, known as Saib Tabrizi, in the central city of Isfahan has turned into a major tourist attraction.

He was born at the beginning of 17th century AD and died in 1673. Isfahan was a place where he spent most of his life time in, 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 is one of the most illustrious poets for his odes and lyrics as well. The Persian poem was revived and ornamented with mystic concepts by Saeb, after a long stagnation and decline from the Safavid period and afterwards.

The prince of poets of Shah Safi, Shah Abbas the second and Shah Soleyman’s courts has composed poetries in description of some of the Safavid monuments like Chehel Sotoon.

The eleventh-century (AH) poet’s mausoleum was built in his own private garden, called the “Tekyeh Garden”, in Saeb Street of Isfahan in central Iran.

The building, which was put up in 1967, is home to a collection of Saib’s poems, which contains around 120,000 couplets.

Saib was a poet from Tabriz in the northwest of Iran who traveled to the city of Isfahan and passed away there.

Source: ifp news, Isfahancht

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