An 8th- or 9th-century Poem

One of the most famous poets of the ‘Abbasid period was Abu Nuwas, who died in 814. Many of his poems are about wine and sex, including homosexuality. This snippet is about longing for a Christian boy.

Source, p. 56.

Here is another poem of Abu Nuwas, about wine:

Source, p. 61.

A 10th-century Poem

This poem is from Mutanabbi, another very famous poet of the ‘Abbasid period whom we’ll hear from again when we talk about the regional emirates.

Source, 18-20.