Abu Nuwas Quotes

Ab? Nuw?s al-?asan ibn H?n? al-?akam? (756–814),a known as Ab? Nuw?s (Arabic: ??? ??????; Persian: ??? ??????, Ab? Nov?s), was a noted classical Arabic poet. Born in the city of Ahvaz in modern-day Iran, to an Arab father and a Persian mother, he became a master of all the contemporary genres of Arabic poetry. Abu Nuwas has also entered the folkloric tradition, and he appears several times in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights

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Abu Nuwas


Critic, relent!Your hope for repentanceWill meet with disapppointment.For this is the life,Not desert tents,Not camel's milk!

Abu Nuwas


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You, mad to expect repentance,Tear your robe all you want;I will never repent!

Abu Nuwas


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I bought abandon dearAnd sold all piety for pleasure.My own free spirit I have followed,And never will I give up lust.

Abu Nuwas


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