Sa di

Here you will find the Poem Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 02 of poet Sa di

Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 02

One of the kings of Khorasan had a vision in a dream of Sultan
Mahmud, one hundred years after his death. His whole person appeared
to have been dissolved and turned to dust, except his eyes, which were
revolving in their orbits and looking about. All the sages were unable
to give an interpretation, except a dervish who made his salutation
and said: 'He is still looking amazed how his kingdom belongs to

 Many famous men have been buried under ground
 Of whose existence on earth not a trace has remained
 And that old corpse which had been surrendered to the earth
 Was so consumed by the soil that not a bone remains.
 The glorious name of Nushirvan survives in good repute
 Although much time elapsed since he passed away.
 Do good, O man, and consider life as a good fortune,
 The more so, as when a shout is raised, a man exists no more.