She'ri az ==> Hassan Shahbaz <==





[ The old king, before his death, advices his son to learn from the history
  since the history is the best teacher there is. The new king summons all
  the historians and orders them to prepare a full account of everything that
  has happened thus far. After 10 years, they come up with hundreds of 
  volumes of history. The kings says that he has no time to read all these
  books and they should summarize these books in 100 books. After 20 years,
  they come up with a summarized history of the world in mere 100 books
  and present the books to the king. The king says that he is too busy
  running an empire and does not have time to read 100 books. They should
  go ahead and summarize the whole history into 10 books. Two decades later, 
  the 10 books of everything that has happened so far is presented
  to the king. The middle-aged king says that he is expanding the empire
  and has no time to read the 10 books. They should go ahead and reduce
  it to one book. After 10 years, one single book is presented to the,
  by now old, king. King is old, tired and weak. He asks the historians
  to just tell him what _they_ have learned from reading and writing
  and knowing all that has ever happended in the past and save him the
  time needed to read this single book. The oldest and wisest of the
  historians comes forward and replies. His answer is in this poem
  by Hassan Shahbaz (reduced version) ]
  
   

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		- Behnam


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afsanh zndgy
Hkym nymh~jan
taryK ealm ra bh qCr Shryar Avrd.
dr An kaK jhandary,
Sh nalan z bymary,
bh svk dl nva~Kvan bvd
ngahy janb astad pyr afknd:
"dryQ az emr by~HaCl,
bgv ay naCH eaql,
az ayn syr mdavm dr ktab emr ansany,
Gh dansty ?
Gh fhmydy ?
bgv ay qhrmanan,
namdaran,
bKrdan,
andySh~mndan,
dr jhan ma Gha gftnd ? Gha krdnd ?
mrad az ayn bh dnya Amdn,
Gndy bja mandn,
sps mrdn,
Gha bvdh~ast ?"

sKn~Aray danSmnd,
dmy KamvS br ja mand.
sps ba Ah jansvzy,
Gnyn AQaz gftn krd:
"Sh vala tbar mn,
ktab emr ansany,
bh An avraq Gndany,
z AQaz v z payanS,
jz ayn yk nkth, afzvn nyst:
Gh Anhayy kh dl bstnd,
Gh Anhayy kh jan Kstnd,
bh dnya Amdnd v rnj~ha brdnd v
by~frjam bgsstnd.."

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