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Traditional Shaytânparast religious poetry

Discussion in 'Verbal Art' started by Celtic Skogsra, 26 November 2015.

  1. Celtic Skogsra

    Celtic Skogsra Heroic Member

    Shaytânparast religious poetry is beautiful. This translation from Kurdish, slightly reworded, is from the Yezidi sect.

    The Executioner entered and stood,
    Staff in his hand, burning coals and fire.

    Your eyes alike the eyes of dragons,
    Your fingers are like spades,
    Your nails are as knives,
    This name barely befits the Lord of Goodness.

    Your eyes resemble drinking vessels,
    Your fingers are like lead,
    Your nails are as sickles,
    Is that the just Lord of Goodness?

    Your eyes are black as a fakir's,
    Your hair is black as silk,
    Let the devout servants perceive the face of a God.
     
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  2. Raisin

    Raisin Senior Member Staff Member

    Do you have any more examples and/or a book or link to a collection?
     
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  3. Celtic Skogsra

    Celtic Skogsra Heroic Member

    Sadly not, the sources are scattered rather than compiled as poetry. Even the Gorani religious poetry is not as easy to find as it should be.
     
  4. Raisin

    Raisin Senior Member Staff Member

    Well that's a pity.
     
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