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Iran News - Translation contest for Iran's Sa'di poem

Iran News - Translation contest for Iran's Sa?di poem: "conTranslation contest for Iran's Sa?di poem

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - ©2005

LONDON, September 21 (IranMania) - A translation contest for a Sa?di poem is to be held across the country on the occasion of Dialogue Among Civilizations Day (September 21), the Iran Bayan Association announced, said MNA.

The contest will first be held in Iran and then selected works will later compete at an international venue.

The piece that is to be translated is the famous poem of Sa?di which is inscribed (in English) at the entrance of the UN Headquarters in New York.

The submissions must be new translations from Persian into English, French, German, and/or Spanish. No imitations will be accepted. The translations will be judged by experts and selected works will be awarded.

Applicants should submit their translations to the association, which is located on Varsho St., off of Nejatollahi Ave., or e-mail them to by October 22.

Following is one of the English versions of the Sa'di poem:

?Of one Essence is the human race,

Thusly has Creation put the Base;

One Limb impacted is sufficient,

For all Others to feel the Mace." "


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