VIA FB: Did you know that Baha'u'llah uses a "subject of boys" metaphor to describe himself?

The “beloved” (q.v.) in Persian lyrics is, as a rule, not a female, but a young male, often a pubescent or adolescent youth, or a young boy.

HOMOSEXUALITY iii. IN PERSIAN LITERATURE - Encyclopaedia Iranica

For whereas in days past every lover besought and searched after his Beloved, it is the Beloved Himself Who now is calling His lovers and is inviting them to attain His presence.

Baha'u'llah, Gleanings, CLI

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