Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Admonition 12

Sa di 1210 (Shiraz) – 1291 (Shiraz)



When thou perceivest that discord is in the army of the foe, be thou at ease; but if they are united, be apprehensive of thy own distress.

           Go and sit in repose with thy friends  
           When thou seest war among the enemies;  
           But if thou perceivest that they all agree  
           Span thy bow and carry stones upon the rampart.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme X XXXX
Closest metre Iambic octameter
Characters 360
Words 61
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 1, 4

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