Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BODY AND SOUL, by AWHAD AD-DIN 'ALI IBN VAHID MUHAMMAD KHAVARANI



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First Line: A painter in china once painted a hall
Last Line: Beware that the counterpart blazes with light!
Alternate Author Name(s): Anvari; Enweri


A painter in China once painted a hall; --
Such a web never hung on an emperor's wall; --
One half from his brush with rich colors did run,
The other he touched with a beam of the sun;
So that all which delighted the eye in one side,
The same, point for point, in the other replied.

In thee, friend, that Tyrian chamber is found;
Thine the star-pointing roof, and the base on the ground:
Is one half depicted with colors less bright?
Beware that the counterpart blazes with light!





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