Layla and Majnun by Nizami

One night desperate Majnun prayed tearfully,
“Oh Lord of mine who has abandoned me.
Why has Thou ‘Majnun’ called me?
Why hast thou made a lover of Leila of me?
Thou hast made me a pillow of wild thorns,
Made me roam day and night without a home.
What dost Thou want from my imprisonment?
Oh Lord of mine, listen to my plea!”
The Lord replied, “Oh lost man,
With Leila’s love I have your heart filled;
The beauty of Leila that you see
Is just another reflection of Me”.
Layla and Majnun-Nizami Ganjavi

Layla and Majnun by Nizami


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