Rubaiyat 12

Shams al-Din Hafiz 1315 (Shiraz) – 1390 (Shiraz)



All treasures ain’t worth this oppression.
All pleasures ain’t worth one transgression.
Not even seven thousand years of joy
Is worth seven days of depression.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 02, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABA
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 168
Words 27
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 4

Shams al-Din Hafiz

Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī (Persian: خواجه شمس‌‌الدین محمد حافظ شیرازی‎), known by his pen name Hafez (حافظ, Ḥāfeẓ, 'the memorizer; the (safe) keeper' and as "Hafiz", was a Persian poet who "lauded the joys of love and wine but also targeted religious hypocrisy". more…

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