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Divine Suffering

H.B. Dehqani-Tafti

This book of 171 pages and in two parts, is a reprint of a collection of original poems and translations from many sources. In it’s introduction the writer says that he does not claim to be a poet in the technical sense of the word, but whenever an event or a view has stirred his emotions, or a piece of religious literature in English has impressed him, he has tried to put them into the Persian language in verse form, so that those who have no access to the original may be able to enjoy them. The first part contains subjects such as the meaning of the cross in versified story form, hymns for Christian weddings, songs about Iran and many other interesting subjects. The second part contains songs and hymns for children and young people.