The court poet al-Buhturi (d. 897) composed an unusual, but intense poem. In it, he leaves behind haughty patrons and the urban setting of Samarra and ventures out to the ruins of a Sasanian palace at Ctesiphon, 24 miles south of Baghdad famed for its sole remaining ruin, Khosrow's Arched Hall, or Iwan Kisra.
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- (no access) - Ali, Samer: Reinterpreting al-Buḥturī's Īwān Kisrā Ode, 2006.pdf, p47
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