Gulistan of Saadi | On Love and Youth | Story 6

Gulistan of Saadi

On Love and Youth

 Story 6

 

I remember that one night a dear friend of mine entered when I jumped up in such a heedless way that
the lamp was extinguished by my sleeve. A vision appeared in the night and by its appearance, the
darkness was illuminated.

I was amazed at my luck exclaiming whence this felicity?

He took a seat and began reproving me saying that when I beheld him I extinguished the lamp. I said:
‘I thought the sun had risen and wits have said:

When an ugly person comes before the lamp
Arise to him and pull him into the assembly
But if it be a sugar-smiled, sweet-lipped one
Pull him by the sleeve and extinguish the lamp.

 

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