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Here Is The Path Of Love—how Dark And Long By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

HERE is the path of love—how dark and long Its winding ways, with many snares beset! Yet crowds of eager pilgrims onward throng And fall…

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How Long O Burning Heart By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

How long, O burning heart, Canst thou keep hidden! see how flames outstart, And vapour from thy sighs Will darken e’en the stars within the…

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How Hard To Read O Soul By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

HOW hard to read, O Soul, The riddle of life here and life beyond! As hard as in the pearl to pierce a hole Without…

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Hasten O Saki Bring By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

HASTEN, O Saki, bring The wine that it may grant its quickening To my dead heart; and to the withered flowers Come like the showers…

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Green Is My Garden Watered By My Tears By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

GREEN is my garden, watered by my tears, And through my soul the perfume of the rose Kindling my heart with its enchantment flows; O…

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From The Glance Thou Bestowed O Belovèd By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

FROM the glance Thou bestowed, O Belovèd, flows beauty no words can express; My life—it were little to offer in thanks for Thy bountifulness. How…

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Friends Had I Many Friends Who Shared With Me By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

FRIENDS had I, many friends, who shared with me Days glad and sad, But mine they are no more, I am cut free From all…

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For My Love’s Madness All The World On Me By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

FOR my love’s madness all the world on me Hath heaped its scorn; so from its ways I flee, To find a refuge from its…

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Down In The Dust And Sunken In Disgrace By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

DOWN in the dust and sunken in disgrace My honour lies for all the world to see, But why should I bear shame upon my…

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Desolate One O When By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

DESOLATE one, O when Shalt thou the shining garden see again? Keep thou within thee, holy and apart, The garden of thy heart; As the…

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