Wednesday, April 23, 2014


"I am caught in love's web so deceitful,

None of my endeavors turned fruitful,

I knew not when I rode the high blooded stead,

The harder I pulled its reins the less it would heed,

Love is an ocean with such a vast space,

No wise man can swim it in any place,

A true lover should be faithful till the end,

And face life's reproached trend,

When you see things hideous, fancy them neat,

Eat poison, but taste sugar sweet"

-Rabia Balkhi 

First Persian Poetess, born in Balkh. 

Murdered by her brother. 

Her last poem written on the bath wall in her own blood. 

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