Gulistan of Saadi
On Love and Youth
I remember how in former times I and another friend kept company with each other like two almond
kernels in one skin. Suddenly a separation took place but after a time, when my companion returned,
he commenced to blame me for not having sent him a messenger during it. I replied: ‘I thought it
would be a pity that the eyes of a messenger should be brightened by thy beauty and I deprived
Tell my old friend not to give me advice with the tongue
Because even a sword will not compel me to repent.
I am jealous that anyone should see thee to satiety.
Again I say that no one will be satiated.