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يخاطبني السفيه بكل قبح      فأكره أن أكون له مجيباً

يزيد سفاهةً فأزيد حلماً          كعود زاده الإحراق طيباً

The foolish one speaks to me with all ugliness
And I hate to respond to him

He increases in his foolishness while I increase in my forbearance
Like the ‘oud which intensifies its sweet scent the more it is burnt

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