Poetry, VOLUME 12

Jami – Five Poems by the Sufi Poet

Jami Poems

November 9 marks the anniversary of the death of the Sufi poet Jami…

We honor the occasion with five of our favorite poems by Jami …
 
 

The Value of a Man
Jami

Found in the book
The Persian Mystics: Jami

(Available as FREE Ebook on the page linked above)

 

The price of a man consists not in silver and gold;
The value of a man is his power and virtue.
Many a slave has by acquiring virtue
Attained much greater power than a gentleman
And many a gentleman has for want of virtue,
Become inferior to his own slave.

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