Book: Selections from the Poetry of the Afghans
Author: Henry George Raverty

Selections from the Poetry of the Afghans By Henry George Raverty

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Pages (PDF): 308
Publication Date: 1867

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This is an anthology of English translations of Pushto poets from the 16th century on. Most, if not all, of these poets are Sufi. They utilize the poetic vocabulary of Sufiism: the tavern, the wine, the flowers, etc., all actually technical terms describing the soul's progression on the mystical path towards God. Raverty's introductory essay, "Remarks on the Mystic Doctrine and Poetry of the Sufis" provides a skeleton key to the symbology.