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Lamii (Mohammed Ben Osman Ben Ali Nakkash)

Poems from Oriental Languages: Effects of Laziness

(Turkish—Sixteenth Century)

Translation in Dublin University Magazine

I LEFT the fabric of my hopes to other hands to rear:

It fell; and then I wept for grief, and wondered at its fall.

Be wiser thou: One Hand hath framed the Universal All;

That wrought alone: do thou the same, or swift decay is near.