First page of a Manuscript in the Biblio- theque Nationale, with the Caption THE BOOK OF LAYLA AND MAJ- NUN BY SHEIK NIZAMI Frontispiece 2. Layla and. Source: The Story of Layla and Majnun, by Nizami. Trans. R. Gelpke. Omega Publications, Darrow Road, New Lebanon, NY I liked this sweet little thing. Not well known in the West, Layla and Majnun were the “Romeo and Juliet” of Iran. The portrait of Majnun (who went mad over his.

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But that was a trick forced on me by necessity. Why is Layla so hurt by the poem she overhears? Let it smite me, as the cloud has swallowed my moon. All the time he composes and recites his ghazels. I am now assembling an army from all the tribes around us and you can be certain that I shall not rest until I have sunk my steel into this stone, until I have pulled this stubborn donkey from the roof down to the ground!

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On the other hand there was no objection to a truce. All who had listened to him and saw him lying there, felt sad. If fate had allowed him happiness, he would never have returned home, where he now felt a stranger. Success and merit made him a Sultan of the Arabs and his wealth equalled that of Korah.


Go-betweens are routinely used to negotiate marriages in cultures where arranged weddings are standard. Heroes are semi-imaginary-semi-historical characters and their actions are similar to the actions of the xnd of other romantic poems of this genre. He suffered because he could not find the treasure for which he was searching ; yet his grief provided him with a free passage, liberating him from the fetters of selfishness.

She blossoms without you, while you remain in the mud ; she has a heart of stone — indeed your heart is being stoned! Quick-footed runner of the steppes, dweller of the mountains, how vividly you remind me of her!

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He implored the woman not to use her prisoner so roughly and asked: What is left to me? He had to cover himself with his shield and at the same time try to cure his wounded opponent.

One evening, Majnun was again lying exhausted in the desert under a blossoming thorn-bush. His voice failed and, unconscious, he fell forward, his face in the dust. CS1 Russian-language sources ru. The thundering noise roaring over the battlefield deafened the dome of the sky and its stars.

Behold, I have come to establish a close link between us.

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Was it not more prudent to wait, since there was a chance of waiting? He was no longer alone with Layla. I want to die for my beloved, not kill other men. But of that the friends who accompanied Layla, knew nothing.


For a while the girls walked among the roses, and wherever they passed, with their figures like cypress trees and their tulip-like faces, the flowers, as if in rivalry, blossomed twice as beautifully.

XII What ambiguous reaction do people have to Majnun? One day this chieftain, Nawfal, rode out to hunt with some laylq his companions.

He is neither crazy nor a criminal. Then one man, who seemed to know more about it, stepped forward and said: He escaped from Layla in order to find her.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They stood surprised and deeply moved, and soon there was no one who did not shed tears about the min- strel and his fate.

Try to find relief from your sufferings. Just like the boys, they came from noble families of various tribes. I manun received my life from you, may you never lose your own, and may I never lose you. Are their eyes not like those of the mamnun Free your heart from this illness.

Romeo and Juliet Madame de Lafayette: Thej waken memories that burn, Sad happiness and jojful sighs.