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'Thorns and Pearls'

Selected Poems
Mahmud Kianush

Translated from the original Persian

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"Summer Quotations"

"Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams."

Hosea Ballou (1796 - 1861)


"Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly
cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you."

Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)


"If there were no tribulation, there would be no rest;
if there were no winter, there would be no summer."

St. John Chrysostom (349 - ca. 407)


"Summer is a promissory note signed in June,
its long days spent and gone before you know it,
and due to be repaid next January."

Hal Borland (1900 - 1978)


"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass
on a summer day listening to the murmur of water,
or watching the clouds float across the sky,
is hardly a waste of time

John Lubbock (1803 - 1865)


"Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps
the most remarkable; with the possible exception of
a moose singing 'Embraceable You' in spats!"

Woody Allen (1935 - )


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