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عطار نیشابوری

“Who trusts the sea? Lawlessness is her law;
You will be drowned if you cannot decide
To turn away from her inconstant tide.
She seethes with love herself - that turbulence
Of tumbling waves, that yearning violence,
Are for her Lord, and since she cannot rest,
What peace could you discover in her breast?
She lives for Him - yet you are satisfied
To her His invitation and to hide.”


Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār, The Conference of the Birds
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The Conference of the Birds The Conference of the Birds by Attar of Nishapur
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