In the school of mind you

by Abu-Said Abil-Kheir

English version by Vraje Abramian
Original Language Persian/Farsi

In the school of mind you
learn a lot, and become
a true scholar for many to look up to.
In the school of Love, you become
a child to learn again.

-- from Nobody, Son of Nobody: Poems of Shaikh Abu-Saeed Abil-Kheir, Translated by Vraje Abramian

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