Layla’s Mad Lover

Majnun Layla, meaning ‘Layla’s Mad Lover’, is an old story of Arabic origin and a popular poem praising their love story, written in the 12th-century by the Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi. The word Majnun means “a crazy person”, which inspired the Turkish colloquialism, “to feel like Mecnun”. It means to feel completely possessed, as might be expected of a person who is literally madly in love. Lord Byron called this story, “the Romeo and Juliet of the East.” Nizami drew influence from Udhrite love poetry, which is characterized by erotic abandon and attraction to the Beloved, often by means of…

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Author: Asher Elle

I speak love because I speak truth and have sought long and hard to discover it through the shedding of untruths. So sad that few want to hear it and can not resonate with the love that is the base element in the hardness of truth. The core of love is not soft and fluffy. It is raw and sharp. People can not love because they can not speak in truth. They fear both because both are fierce. Every lie that is nurtured consciously or un, walls us from the real reason we are here. To find and become love through truth…..💋

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