Daykundi Girls

By Azizullah Rasikh
Translation by Asadullah Jafari “Pezhman”

Girls of Daykundi Province

Where are you, Daykundi’s pretty girls?

Where are you, the Nili blue light?

In the competition field of lessons and sports

Where are you, the Shahristan girl lion?

I am proud of you, girl of Kajran

Where are you, the beautiful girl of Khadir?

I cherish and adore your two beautiful eyes

Where are you, Bandari’s Fairy?

You are the survivors of the Shirin generation of Hazara

Where are you, lion daughter of Pato?

Your two lashes are the same Scorpion bite

Where are you, Oh! Nawimshian cute girl?

You are proud of the village and country

Where are you, Miramurian tall girl?

Your braveries are spoken of often

Where are you Ashtarli’s daughter’s flower?

Where are you, Kati’s Tooth oysters?

Daykundi is known as Heaven of Al-Hazara.

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