Human Rights Cartoon: The Bully

Human Rights Cartoon: The Bully
by KavehAhangarAdel

I am reminded of a poem by the famous Persian Poet Saadi.

It is amazing that a poem written in 13th century is still now applicable.

It is about an Ant. I think not.


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Thank you both for the insights.

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A little more insight:


Thanks for the kind comments.  Maybe we can all take a lesson of persistence from the Ant.

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The poem is from Ferdowsi

by divaneh on

Saadi only referred to it. The verses that are from Iraj to his brother at the time of his murder and seem to point to the Zorostrian tradition of killing the ants. Plutarch reports that he viewed Zoroastrians priests walking around with sticks and killing those insects who help Ahriman, including ants.

Thanks for another great cartoon dear Kaveh, and thanks to Azadeh for a deserving translation of this great verse.

Azadeh Azad

And the poem is ...

by Azadeh Azad on

میازار موری که دانه کش است

که جان دارد و جان شیرین خوش است.

On the ant bearing the grain bring not strife

He is alive and joyous is sweet life