Rabia Balkhi, Kaab-Ghazdari’s daughter, was a princess who lived at the Samanid court. She was one of Rudaki’s contemporary poets, and one of the first poets to have written in Persian Dari. She recited her poems on the theme of love and nature at the king’s court. Her works include “Spring in Balkh” or “The Blow in the Wind”. According to legend, because she was in love with a servant named Baktash, she was killed by her brother Hares while bathing and died writing her last poem on the wall with her blood. Another version is that Hares killed Baktash and that, mad with pain, R. Balkhi slit her wrists and wrote a last love poem with her blood. The poetess was mentioned by the famous Persian poets Farid al-Din Attar in the twelfth century and Jami in the fifteenth century.