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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

By 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.