Sunday, July 21, 2013

Persian Poetry Sunday


A raindrop fell from a spring cloud, and, seeing the wide expanse of the sea, was shamed. "Where the sea is," it reflected, "where am I? Compared with that, forsooth, I am extinct." 

While thus regarding itself with an eye of contempt, an oyster took it to its bosom, and Fate so shaped its course that eventually the raindrop became a famous royal pearl.

It was exalted, for it was humble. Knocking at the door of extinction, it became existent. 

-- Saadi

2 comments:

  1. Thank you, Pontia! I read you every day without fail. :-)

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    1. That makes me so happy! Thank you for reading :)

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