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The Garden Of Bright Waters

One Hundred And Twenty Asiatic Love Poems

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,981 / 51 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 887
Added to site: 2006.02.22
mnybks.net#: 12883
Genre: Poetry
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a disciple of Abdel Qadir Gilani,
And my songs are as beautiful as women and as strong as love; And your hair is a panther's shadow.

Your ring is frosted with rubies....
Muhammad Din awaits the parting of your scarves;
Tilai is standing here, young and magnificent like a tree; And your hair is a panther's shadow.

_From the Pus'hto (Afghans, nineteenth century)._

GHAZAL OF MIRA

The lover to his lass: I have fallen before your door.
I came to ask for alms and have lost my all,
I had a copper-shod quarter-staff but the dogs attacked me, And not a strand of her hair came the way of my lips.
The lover to his lass: I have fallen before your door.

The lamp burns and I must play the green moth.
I have stolen her scented rope of flowers,
But the women caught me and built a little gaol
About my heart with your old playthings.
The lover to his lass: I have fallen before your door.

Mira is a mount

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