In 1852 Baha’u’llah spent 4 months in the Síyáh-Chál
Those terrible chains!
Infamous are their names!
in the vermin infested darkness,
with his feet in stocks
and 112 lb. Qará-Guhar or,
its cohort, Salásil around his neck,
one of 150 innocent men
whose only crime was firmness of faith
in their chosen spiritual path.
Baha’u’llah endured the chill of that lightless dungeon,
the name of one of his companions was called;
released from shackles,
the person called would leap to his feet,
and chant God’s praise
as he danced to meet his executioners.