The Lovers, by Abu Nuwas (Persia) Circa 800 A.D.
Blessed indeed are these two loving friends;
They sleep through the night,
in an embrace without end.
They have loved each other since birth, so they say;
With strong, equal loves,
alike all the way.
When Love came to them, they told him what to do:
“Do the right thing,
Love and split Love in two!”
So Love split himself,
in two equal parts; Hard work!
But no thwarting those strongly-knit hearts.
Their two souls became one soul, and then;
That one soul lived in the two loving men.
These two don’t quarrel;
they avoid any strife;
They guard their love as more precious than life.
by Abu Nuwas, Persia, Circa 800 A.D.
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For us, and for Dr. Franky Dolan & Randy Ordonio