Ibn Yamin: 100 Short Poems the Persian Text with Paraphrase (Routledge Library Editions: Iran)
By: E. H. Rodwell (author)Hardback
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This volume gives a brief outline of the life of Ibn Yamin (who died in 1367), based on the biography of Rashid-i-Yasimi and the background of his writing at a time when the Sultans of Khurasan at a time when they were constantly at war with one another. This version of the Qita's was collated from the 1890 Bhopal edition with that of the Calcutta edition of 1865. The "Fragments" are arranged alphabetically.
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Rhyming in Alif: 1. Retirement from Office 2. Disappointment 3. Friends 4. Avarice 5. False Friends 6.Wealth and Power 7. Earning and Spending 8. Thy Work Rhyming in Ba 9. The Silver Lining 10. Love Omnipotent 11. The World a Deceiver 12. Two Special Friends 13. Revels and Wine Rhyming in Ta 14. The Judgment Day 15. Independence 16. Hill and Dale 17. The Middle Path 18. Freedom and Husbandry 19. Silence 20. God's Providence 21. The Past is Past 22. Life's Journey 23. Wealth and Wisdom 24. The Happy Councillor 25. Mens AEqua 26. The First Aid 27. A Bore Rebuffed 28. The Miser 29. Providence 30. Science 31. Fate 32. The World 33. The Life to Come: Renown 34. Live Liberally 35. One's Native Land 36. Humility 37. The Miser 38. Gadding About 39. Forgiveness of Sins 40. Joseph in the Well Rhyming in Jim 41. The Simple Life Rhyming in Dal 42. Fate's Pinpricks 43. The Existence of Fate 44. Transitoriness 45. Past, Present and Future 46. The Sowers 47. Self-Restraint 48. The Dust-Storm 49. A Picnic Party 50. The Chess-player 51. Life's Failures 52. Can a Leopard Change his Spots? 53. The Advantages of Travel 54. Fate's Perversity. 55. Scolding 56. Living and Dying 57. Inscrutable Fate Rhyming in Ra (undotted) 58. Choosing a Friend 59. A Prayer for Pardon 60. Choose a Hermitage 61. Christ and the World 62. Three Objects in Life Rhyming in Shin 63. Despise Not Your Enemy 64. The Boaster 65. The Envious 66. True Alchemy 67. Rhyming in Kaf 68. Cant 69. Steadfastness Rhyming in Lam 70. Men of Vision Rhyming in Mim 71. Bitterness of Soul 72. In Memoriam 73. The Drachma 74. Sic Transit Gloria Mundi 75. Towards the Street of Nothingness Rhyming in Nun 76. The Pen 77. Patience 78. The White Falcon and the Nightingale 79. A Friend 80. High Thoughts 81. A Fool's Face 82. Pilgrimage Rhyming in Waw 83. Gifts 84. The Persian Water-Wheel 85. As You Sow, So Shall You Reap 86. The Simple Life Rhyming in Ha 87. Vain Proportions 88. The Simple Life Rhyming in Ya 89. Envy and Malice 90. My Shadow 91. Friendship 92. Giving Gifts 93. Advice in Crises 94. Avoid the Ignoble 95. Marriage 96. Plato 97. Cold Comfort 98. Beggars on Horseback 99. The Craze for Building 100. In Praise of Husbandry 101. Ambition 102. A Barley Loaf.
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