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Saadi - A Drop of Rain was falling from forth a summer cloud

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001488

Type of Spiritual Experience

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From With Sa'di in the Garden [translated by Sir Edwin Arnold]

A Drop of Rain was falling from forth a summer cloud
It saw the ocean under it roll billows large and loud;
And, all ashamed and sore dismayed, it whispered 'Woe is me!
By Allah!  I am nought!  What counts one Rain drop to the Sea'

But while it mocked and mourned itself – for littleness forlorn -
Into a sea-shell's opened lips the Drop of Rain was borne,
There many a day and night it lay, until at last it grew
A lovely Pearl of lucent ray, faultless in form and hue

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Saadi

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