Saadi Shirazi

(1814-1291 / Iran)

Ch 04 On The Advantages Of Silence Story 09 - Poem by Saadi Shirazi

I was hesitating in the conclusion of a bargain for the purchase of a house when a Jew said: ‘Buy it for I am one of the landholders of this ward. Ask me for a description of the house as it is and it has no defect.’ I replied: ‘Except that thou art the neighbour of it.’

A house which has a neighbour like thee
Is worth ten dirhems of a deficient standard
But the hope must be entertained
That after thy death it will be worth a thousand.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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