To the wall of the faithful what sorrow, when pillared securely on thee?

by Sa'di

English version by Edward B. Eastwick
Original Language Persian/Farsi

To the wall of the faithful what sorrow, when pillared securely on thee?
What terror where Nuh is the pilot, though rages the storm-driven sea?

-- from The Gulistan of Sadi: The Rose Garden, Translated by Edward B. Eastwick

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