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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Asia: Vols. XXI–XXIII.  1876–79.
 
Introductory to Asia
Hafiz and Calderon
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
 
(From Hikmet Nameh, Book of Proverbs)
Translated by E. A. Bowring

LIGHT that in the Orient glows
  O’er the Midland Sea is flung;
Only he who Hafiz knows
  Knows what Calderon hath sung.
 
 
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