Hürrem Sultan was the beloved wife of Suleiman the Magnificent, sultan of the Ottoman empire. He broke several traditions to make her his legal wife and loved her dearly. The following is a poem he wrote 400 years ago: Throne of my lonely niche, my wealth, my love, my moonlight. My most sincere friend, my confidant, my very existence, my Sultan, my one and only love. The most beautiful among the beautiful... My springtime, my merry faced love, my daytime, my sweetheart, laughing leaf. My plants, my sweet, my rose, the one only who does not distress me in this world... My Istanbul, my Caraman, the earth of my Anatolia. My woman of the beautiful hair, my love of the slanted brow, my love of eyes full of mischief... I'll sing your praises always. I, lover of the tormented heart, Muhibbi of the eyes full of tears, I am happy. by women_ofhistory

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