Poem – The World

 

Poem – The World

by: Sa’adi

 

The world, my brother! will abide with none,
By the world’s Maker let thy heart be won.
Rely not, nor repose on this world’s gain,
For many a son like thee she has reared and slain.
What matters, when the spirit seeks to fly,
If on a throne or on bare earth we die?

 

Poem By: Saadi

Photo by Sharani Sri Chinmoy Centre Galleries

 

Sa?di (in Persian: ?????, full name in English: Muslih-ud-Din Mushrif-ibn-Abdullah) (1184 – 1283/1291?) is one of the major Persian poets of the medieval period. He is recognized not only for the quality of his writing, but also for the depth of his social thought.

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