Saadi Shirazi

(1814-1291 / Iran)

Ch 06 On Weakness And Old Age Story 06 - Poem by Saadi Shirazi

In the folly of youth I one day shouted at my mother who then sat down with a grieved heart in a corner and said, weeping: ‘Hast thou forgotten thy infancy that thou art harsh towards me?’

How sweetly said the old woman to her son
When she saw him overthrow a tiger, and elephant-bodied:
‘If thou hadst remembered the time of thy infancy
How helpless thou wast in my arms
Thou would’st this day not have been harsh
For thou art a lion-like man, and I an old woman.’

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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