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THE QUATRAINS OF

162.

Take heart! Long in the weary tomb you'll lie,
While stars keep countless watches in the sky,
    And see your ashes moulded into bricks,
To build another's house and turrets high.


163.

Glad hearts, who seek not notoriety,
Nor flaunt in gold and silken bravery,
    Haunt not this ruined earth like gloomy owls,
But wing their way, Simurgh-like, to the sky.


164.

Wine's power is known to wine-bibbers alone.
To narrow heads and hearts 'tis never shown;
    I blame not them who never felt its force,
For, till they feel it, how can it be known?


162.   L. N.   C. A. and I. split this into two.   In line 1 note izáfat dropped after silent he.