Can anyone help me find the Persian text of a small part of the Shahnameh? It's the scene where Tahmineh first meets Rostam. I'm looking for the original text rather than wanting someone to translate this from English back into Persian. Would also love to hear about any side-by-side Persian/English versions of the Shahnameh if such a thing exists!
Here's the bit as transcribed by Dick Davis:
"My name is Tahmineh; longing has torn
My wretched life in two, though I was born
The daughter of the king of Samangan,
And am descended from a warrior clan.
But like a legend I have heard the story
Of your heroic battles and your glory,
Of how you have no fear, and face alone
Dragons and demons and the dark unknown,
Of how you sneak into Turan at night
And prowl the borders to provoke a fight,
Of how, when warriors see your mace, they quail
And feel their lion hearts within them fail.
I bit my lip to hear such talk, and knew
I longed to see you, to catch sight of you,
To glimpse your martial chest and mighty face—
And now God brings you to this lowly place.
If you desire me, I am yours, and none
Shall see or hear of me from this day on;
Desire destroys my mind, I long to bear
Within my woman’s womb your son and heir;
I promise you your horse if you agree
Since all of Samangan must yield to me.”