Khurshid Banu Natavan

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Khurshidbanu Natavan (Azerbaijani: Xurşidbanu Natəvan, born 6 August 1832, Shusha – 2 October 1897, Shusha) is considered one of the best lyrical poets of Azerbaijan whose poems are in Persian and Azerbaijani. Daughter of Mehdigulu Khan, the last ruler of the Karabakh khanate (1748–1822), Natavan was most notable for her lyrical ghazals.

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1.
To My Son Abbas
Parted with you, I burn night and day,
Like a thoughtless moth in a candleflame.
Like a rose you were destined to fade and die;
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2.
Time has plunged me into an ocean of pain and woe
Time has plunged me into an ocean of pain and woe,
Parted me with my sun-faced; all is dark wherever I go.
My patience has reached its limit, O God almighty on high!
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3.
Lilac
O flowering lilac, whose was the skilful hand that drew you?
O Radiant-Featured, was it a loving slave that drew you?
Chancing to penetrate into your palace, garden,
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4.
Beloved, how could you break the oath to me you swore?
Beloved, how could you break the oath to me you swore?
Beloved, am I today not the same as I was before?
You seek new company, love, with other women you meet,
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