The Poetry of Ṭáhirih

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George Ronald, Jan 1, 2002 - Poetry - 202 pages
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The authors present a unique collection of the poetry of Thirih: scholar, poet, and the only woman Letter of the Living. The original Persian texts and annotated English translations are set in their historical context and explained.

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Contents

A Glimpse at the Life of Tahirih
1
Translating the Poetry of Tahirih
16
Shoghi Effendis Translation
25
The Day of Resurrection
32
This Longing for You
37
The Voice of Gods Command
39
The Announcement
40
Arise
41
Behold the Face of God
94
Behold the Worlds of God
96
The Love of Baha
98
Let Deeds Be Our Adorning
100
Face to Face
102
The Kaba of Your Face
104
A Shameless Servant Am I
106
Rebuking the Kings Desire
108

Behold the New Day
43
Daybreak
45
Praise God for this Promised Day
47
An Ode to the Bab
50
The Dry Bones
51
The Hidden Secret
53
The Ecstasy of Nearness
55
For Love of My Beauty
57
Attaining the Presence of God
59
Fire in the Eyes of the Friend
61
The Burning Heart
63
Song of the Captive Heart
65
The Realm of Ecstasy
69
The Cupbearer
76
In Praise of the Abha Beauty
83
Him Whom God Shall Make Manifest
85
The Footsteps of Baha
88
Salutation and Praise
89
The Blessed Beauty
90
The Riddle of the Twin Revelation
91
The Impatient Bride
110
Meditation on My Death
112
The Arc of Ascent
114
Tahirihs Farewell
116
The Voice of Gods Command
118
The Primal Point
120
Am I Not Your Lord?
122
God the Creator
125
The Prophet Noah
128
The Twin Duties
130
A Prayer for Bihjat
133
The Prophecy of the Latter Resurrection
134
The Choice Wine
137
O Thou The Most Forgiving
139
Sources of Poems
142
Bibliography
145
Notes
150
Original Text poems in sequence
203
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About the author (2002)

John S. Hatcher is a professor of English Literature at the University of South Florida, and holds degrees in English Literature and Old and Middle English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Georgia. He is the author of numerous books on Bah' theology and scripture. He lives near Tampa, FL.

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