Verse to his father

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Verse to his father
by Nizami Ganjavi, translated by Claud Field
Translation appeared in the anthology "Persian Literature"

Like as my ancestors, so did my father Yusuf, son of Zaki Muwajjad, early depart hence.
Yet what boots it to quarrel with destiny? Fate spoke, and complaints must be hushed.
Yet whose father died not? When I saw him depart to his fathers, I tore his image out of my heart.
Whatever has happened to me, bitter or sweet, all I have done is to resign myself.

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