Attar. Conference of Birds. 7 Valleys.

Attar through 7 Valleys

Attar through 7 Valleys

Attar. The Conference of the Birds. Seven Valleys.

January 14, 2010.

Attar and a soaring flock of birds lift the Persona, from the plain of Konya, onto another plane. Through Seven Valleys they fly, from Tabriz to Sulaymaniyah; Shiraz and Hafez, to Nishapur, Khorasan, on the Silk Road; Ferdowsi and a tear over Iran; Alexander’s Bactria and Kandahar; down through the Kyber Pass, Seven Valleys of the Soul, down into India and the plain of Agra. Leaving the poet before Emperor Akbar’s city of Fatehpur Sikri, standing alone, before the lake.

Frederick Glaysher

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