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Abu Shu’aib Salih: Poem (10th ) Herat

Taken from: National Review, Volume 15-1890; Pickering, C. J. The Beginnings of Persian Literature.

Tender her lip as 'twere from China's limning halls,
Ebb o’er her heart her silver bosom’s tides and rise.
Gave she her grace and charm unto the Zangiyan,
Fair Turkistan would envy Africa her prize.
Delicate drawn her nose, as though on silken strand
A true-love knot of silk were bound in wonder-wise.