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The Conference of the Birds
The Conference of the Birds is a book of poems in Persian by Farid ud-Din Attar. The poem uses a journey by a group of 30 birds, led by a hoopoe.The story recounts the longing of a group of birds who desire to know the great Simorgh, and who, under the guidance of a leader bird, start their journey toward the land of Simorgh. One by one, they drop out of the journey, each offering an excuse and unable to endure the journey.