Nizami-Haft Peykar هفت پیکر The Seven Beauties
The Seven Beauties (Persian: هفت پیکر [Haft Peykar]) is a famous romantic epic by Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi written in in 1197. This poem is a part of the Nizami's Khamsa. Both translations are meaningful and the poet doubtless exploited intentionally the ambiguity of the words. The poem was dedicated to the Ahmadili ruler of Maragha, Ala-al-Din Korpe Arslan bin Aq-Sonqor. The poem is a masterpiece of erotic literature, but it is also a profoundly moralistic work.