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The Four Ages of Man (Persian translation)


The Four Ages of Man

He with body waged a fight,
But body won; it walks upright.
Then he struggled with the heart;
Innocence and peace depart.
Then he struggled with the mind;
His proud heart he left behind.
Now his wars on God begin;
At stroke of midnight God shall win.
  • midnight God:

    A night deity is a goddess or god in mythology associated with night, the night sky, or darkness. It can also mean the god addressed in the midnight prayers of people.


Submitted by Dr_IgorDr_Igor on 2022-09-25
Last edited by Moshe KayeMoshe Kaye on 2022-10-03
Persian translationPersian (rhyming)
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چهار دوران ِ انسان

جنگ انداخت انسان با تن
بُرد تن و خَدَنگ ماند بدن
به چالش کشید انسان دل را
بی‌گناهی و آرامش رفت بر فنا
این بار کُشتی گرفت با خاطر
پشت سر ماند دل ِ بلند نظر
حالا اعلان جنگ کرده به خدا
و در لحظهٔ مرگ، می‌بَرد خدا
thanked 1 time

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I use a bit modified Persian orthography in poems/lyrics.

Submitted by BlueBirdBlueBird on 2022-09-26
Last edited by BlueBirdBlueBird on 2022-09-29
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