Comprehensive information about Ayyuqi including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Ayyuqi (Persian : ) was a 10th-century Persian poet. A contemporary of Mahmud of Ghazni, he wrote the epic Varqa u Gulshah ( ) in 2,250 verses, story of the love between a youth named Varqa and a maiden, Golshah. According to the poet himself, the story is based on the Arabic work ‘Orwa wa ‘Afra. The work survives in a unique manuscript at Istanbul (in picture ). He also wroted some qasida s. No reliable information about Ayyuqi has come down. His works are characterized by paired rhyme interspersed with ghazal . This educational Ayyuqi resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.
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