The city of Shiraz is known as the city of rose gardens, nightingales and poets. Two of Iran's greatest ancient national poets, Hafez of Shiraz and Saadi, lay buried here.Great Poet Sheikh Saadi requested that the following verse be inscripted on his tomb: "From the tomb of Saadi, son of Shiraz - The perfume of love escapes - Thou shalt smell it still one thousand years after his death."
The Tomb of Saadi Shirazi, a Famous Persian Poet, Shiraz, Iran. Sheikh Saadi (1184 – 1283/1291?) is one of the major Persian poets of the medieval period. He is recognized not only for the quality of his writing, but also for the depth of his social thought.His best known works are Bustan ("The Orchard") completed in 1257 and Gulistan ("The Rose Garden") in 1258.
Quoting Saadi’s own poem (translated by Sir Edwin Arnold):
**In many lands I have wandered, and
wondered, and listened, and seen;
And many my friends and companions,
and teachers and lovers have been.
And nowhere a corner was there but I
gathered up pleasure and gain;
From a hundred gardens the rose-blooms,
From a thousand granaries grain.**
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