Gulistan of Saadi | On Love and Youth | Story 11

Gulistan of Saadi

On Love and Youth

 Story 11

 

I asked one of the people of Baghdad what he thought of beardless youths. He replied: ‘There is no
good in them for when one of them is yet delicate and wanted he is insolent; but when he becomes
rough and is not wanted he is affable.’

When a beardless youth is beautiful and sweet
His speech is bitter, his temper hasty.
When his beard grows and he attains puberty
He associates with men and seeks affection.

 

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