Kamled-din Wahshi Baafqi Kermaani lived around 400 years ago at a city called Baafq between Kermaan and Yazd in Iran. His work was to simplify the past master’s complex and often incomprehensible poetry into simple verse. He also moved away from the Arabic phrases as much as possible.

Wahshi means "savage" in Farsi and his poetry reads like a wild animal who killed the prey or the poem.

Wounded Prey          

The Bird

Eyelashes's Broom    
Frigid Fire  


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