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Persian Love Poem: 1

At last I was recaptured by his love Resisting had no effect Love is like an ocean without a shore How can one swim there, oh wise one? Love must be taken right to the end Many unsuitable things must be accepted Ugliness must be seen as if it were good Poison must be taken as if it were sugar I was disobedient and did not understand: The harder you pull, the tighter the rope.


– Qazdari Balkhi Raba’a (4th century AH/10th century AD)


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