Worth Less Than a Small Coin (12/10/2023)

Worth Less Than a Small Coin (12/10/2023)

Leave to others the endless job

of the improvement of this Earth.

This whole world

is worth less than a ruined caravanserai,*

less than a small coin,

less even than a grain of barley.

*A roadside inn along a caravan route.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 2, page 441.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (pubwinter2024), Rubai 1079, Volume 3.

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