Khusrau, Amir - Ghazal 1124 [extract]
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Khusrau, Amir - Ghazal 1124: dil zi tan burdi u dar jani hanuz
You took the life from my body
and still you dwell in my soul.
You inflicted such pain, yet still
you are the cure. You cleft my breast
for everyone to see,
yet still you lurk there hidden.
With ire's sword you laid waste
the kingdom of the heart, yet still
you rule, sultan among the ruins.
You've set your price at the value
of both worlds. Raise it higher,
for this price is still too low.
Like salt, I dissolved with tears,
yet your smile remains
as sweet as sugar still.
My soul is freed from the bonds
of its hovel, yet my heart languishes
still captive in your curling locks.