Love, Meer, is too heavy a stone
By your feeble frame to be borne
Ishq Ik Meer Bhari Pathar hai
(love one meer heavy stone/rock is)
Kab Ye Tujh Naatwan se uthta hai
(When this you infirm/feeble by lifted is)
A recurring theme in Urdu poetry is that love is an ordeal, an affliction and a trial; a sentiment Mir Taqi Mir encapsulates so succinctly in this famous couplet of his.
Mir laid the foundations for the glorious tradition of Urdu poetry with his contributions to the form.