Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832 / Frankfurt am Main)

Book Of Contemplation - Firdusi - Poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

OH world, with what baseness and guilt thou art rife!

Thou nurtures, trainest, and illest the while.

He only whom Allah doth bless with his smile
Is train'd and is nurtured with riches and life.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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