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Shiraz when spring is here - what pleasure equals this?
With streams to sit by, wine to drink and lips to kiss,
With mingled sounds of drums and lutes and harps and flutes;
Then, with a nice young lover near, Shiraz is bliss

Jahan Khatun (a fourteenth-century poetess), translated by Dick Davis >>> Next

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Seven thousand years of wine
Excerpt from Najmieh Batmanglij's "From Persia to Napa: Wine at the Persian Table"

August 28, 2006

To Najmieh Batmanglij
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Najmieh Batmanglij


Book of the day

The Persian Garden
Echoes of Paradise
By Mehdi Khansari, M. Reza Moghtader, Minouch Yavari
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