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A Love Song by Khagani Shirvani

Khagani Shirvani (1126-1199)

Afzaladdin Khagani Shirvani, the poet-thinker of the 12th century, is one of the most famous literary figures not only of Azerbaijan, but of the entire East. He is the first and most brilliant representative of the Renaissance period literature in Azerbaijan.

The poet who had been brought up in an Azerbaijani family in the city of Shamakhi mastered Arabic and Pe...

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My love has tired me of my life – will she not tire of cruelty?

Mahammad Fuzuli (1494-1556)

Mahammad Fuzuli, the poet-philosopher, is one of the founders of the divan genre in the history of Azerbaijani and Turkish literature. He wrote his works in three languages (Turkish, Arabic, Persian) in the genres of ghazal, qasida, musaddas, tarkib-band, tarji-band and rubai.

The poem "Leyli and Majnun", which is regarded as the peak of his creativity, is among ...

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