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On My Tormented Heart Appears By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

ON my tormented heart appears Another deep and glowing stain, Again there dawns my day of tears Of misery, of weary pain. So much of…

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I Ask Not From Heaven That It Give By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

I ASK not from Heaven that it give Fortune or power, I ask but a garden apart, Where for the brief hour That we are…

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When I Behold The Garden In The Spring By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

WHEN I behold the garden in the spring, Rejoicing like a nightingale I sing; And if the cruel gardener, with his guile, Try to ensnare…

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Let Not Thy Curl Whose Loveliness By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

LET not thy curl, whose loveliness Maddens the world, bring new distress Upon thy lovers, floating free, Tossed by the wind, that all may see…

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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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Safely The Kings Had Kept Their Regal Seat By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

SAFELY the kings had kept their regal seat, Nor ever known the poison of defeat, Had not the Turks the invading army led, And the…

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How Uselessly And Long I Struggled Hard By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

How uselessly and long I struggled hard With thee, mine Enemy, nor from the fight Aught have I won; my trait’rous heart I guard, And…

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Why Should I Argue That On Sinai By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

WHY should I argue that on Sinai Celestial radiance glows? I cannot reason; though the world deny, My heart enlightened knows. My heart is hot…

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O Give Me Friends Your Care By Zeb-Un-Nissa Makhfi

O GIVE me, friends, your care, Lest in my madness loudly I proclaim The secrets of the Lord, that all may know. Like wax I…

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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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