About: Hello dear stranger. This blog is a sanctuary - a sanctuary for the long forgotten. It contains a collection of poems from the Middle East. Do not be surprised by what you read. Do not despair. Keep an open mind. Enjoy.
Much have I labored, much read o’er of Arabic and Persian lore, collecting tales unknown and known; now two and sixty years are flown. Regret, and deeper woe of sin, ’tis all that youth has ended in! And I with mournful thoughts rehearse Bu Táhir Khusrawáni’s verse: “I mind me of my youth and sigh, alas for youth, for youth gone by!” - Ferdowsi