Abu Firas al-Hamadani
Hardly Had You Shed Tears…
Hardly had you shed tears, you soul were strong and refractory
Didst still you resist the passionate love or follow it voluntary?
Yes, I am passionate and have agony of love and torment
However, one who likes me does not reveal his secret.
I surrender to my emotion when the night outstretches its light
Painfully but haughtily, my eyes shed tears all night.
The fire of love is about to burn my ribs and above,
If it is sparkling by emotions and the passionate love—
For the sake of her reunion, daringly I thrust my soul
If I sleep the night thirsty, I wish the rain ...