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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Saadi

SaadiTrees in groves, Kine in droves, In ocean sport the scaly herds, Wedge-like cleave the air the birds, To northern lakes fly wind-borne ducks, Browse the mountain sheep in flocks, Men cons…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: V

VMask thy wisdom with delight, Toy with the bow, yet hit the white, As Jelaleddin old and gray; He seemed to bask, to dream and play Without remoter hope or fear Than still to entertain his ea…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: II

IIThe Dervish whined to Said, "Thou didst not tarry while I prayed. Beware the fire that Eblis burned," But Saadi coldly thus returned, "Once with manlike love and fear I gave thee for an hour…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: III

IIISaid Saadi, "When I stood before Hassan the camel-driver's door, I scorned the fame of Timour brave; Timour, to Hassan, was a slave. In every glance of Hassan's eye I read great years of vi…

Brewer's: Gulistan

[garden of roses ]. The famous recueil of moral sentences by Saadi, the poet of Shiraz, who died 1291. (Persian, ghul, a rose, and tan, a region.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, …

2003 PEN Literary Award Winners

PEN/Laura Pels Award for Drama John Guare, master American dramatist Craig Lucas, playwright in mid-career PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship …

Top 100 Works in World Literature

Source: Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, 2002. The editors of the Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, polled a panel of 100 authors from 54 co…

Brewer's: Sadi

or Saadi. A Persian poet styled the “nightingale of thousand songs,” and “one of the four monarchs of eloquence.” His poems are the Gulistan or Garden of Roses, the …

Poems

  Contents Good-Bye Each and All The Problem To Rhea The Visit Uriel The World-Soul The Sphinx Alphonso of Castile Mithridates To J.W. Destiny Guy …