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Lamii (Mohammed Ben Osman Ben Ali Nakkash)

Poems from Oriental Languages: Opinions no Pinions

(Turkish—Sixteenth Century)

Translation in Dublin University Magazine

OH,—show—no vain triumph o’er thy neighbors!

They—may—lay snares for thy shameful fall:

Ill—will—skill repay thy anxious labors

When—men—pen or form dislike of all.

Keep—deep—sleep when Self and Pride are preaching!

More—soar—o’er the planets than are wise;

Far—are—star and sun beyond thy reaching;

Why—fly—high since clouds must wrap the skies?