Boris Gmyria/Anton Rubinstein – Persian Love Songs Complete Cycle Op.34

“When I see your delicate little feet
I can‘t comprehend, sweet girl,
How they can carry such beauty!

When I see your little hands,
I can‘t comprehend, sweet girl,
how they can strike such wounds!”

Lyrics by Mirzə Şəfi Vazeh (maybe). Anyway, in his poetry Vazeh glorifies the joys of life, and the wisdom and goodness of man. He was also critical of the clergy and was accused of being an apostate.

Russian version adapted by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. English/German lyrics & more you can find here – fine project!