Saudi poet divorces wife over poem

Wife writes verse for horse

A Saudi poet divorced his wife after learning that she composed a verse to her horse likening her husband to a “non-thoroughbred” horse.

The unnamed poet’s sisters conveyed the poetic words to him after they heard his wife reciting them to her horse ‘Jurouh’.

According to ‘Sada’ newspaper, the wife said in her verse: “I came to you…oh Jorouh…my heart has been hurt by the non-thoroughbred horse (husband).”

“After hearing those words, her husband immediately divorced her.

“He reminded her of the happy years they had spent together and wondered why she wrote those words,” the paper said without mentioning where in Saudi Arabia the couple lives.

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