Banner Credit: Courtesy of Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA. Frontispiece from a manuscript of the Ḥālnāma (“Book of ecstasy”) or Gūy va chawgān (“Ball and polo mallet”) by ʿĀrefī of Herat (d. 853 AH/1449 CE). This Persian mathnavī poem, dedicated to a Timurid prince, celebrates selfless, absolute love, both human and divine.