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Humility: Sa’adi of Shiraz

A raindrop, dripping from a cloud, Was ashamed when it saw the sea. ‘Who am I where there is a sea?’, it said. When it saw itself with the eye of humility A shell nurtured it in its embrace. Sa’adi … Continue reading

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Seething Waters Breaking On Grey Stones

Alfred, Lord Tennyson was not given to a note of melancholy when a full-blown aria would do just as well: Break, break, break, On thy cold gray stones, O Sea! And I would that my tongue could utter The thoughts … Continue reading

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