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    Poetry Book, The Bustan of Saadi

    • Medium: Leather
    • Dates: 16th Century
    • Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 7 in. (24.8 x 17.8 cm)  (show scale)
    • Collections:Arts of the Islamic World
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 69.121.4
    • Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Wilkinson
    • Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
    • Caption: Poetry Book, The Bustan of Saadi, 16th Century. Leather, 9 3/4 x 7 in. (24.8 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Wilkinson, 69.121.4
    • Image: back, 69.121.4_back_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 12/16/1969
    • Record Completeness: Adequate (57%)
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    Recent Comments
    04:36 06/20/2011
    O listen
    all you that live and feel
    in this garden:
    walk with me
    Sheikh Muslih-uddin Sa’di Shirzai
    whom many may call Saadi

    O listen all
    who desire peace
    and harmony:
    I have traveled far and wide
    in this world that is ours
    this earth of ours
    that is but a garden
    and all I have found is charm
    at the feet of the peaceful,
    and beauty and depth
    in all of our earth that is our garden

    Fill your hearts
    with radiance and grace
    and fill your beings
    O all that live and feel
    with stillness
    justice and humility
    and contentment -
    and let there be love
    first and last and always
    let there be love


    O listen
    all you that live and feel
    in this garden:
    walk with me
    Sheikh Muslih-uddin Sa’di Shirzai
    whom many may call Saadi



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