Witnessing – Magtymguly Pyragy

Witnessing
I spent quite a time befriending a coward,
I tolerated all his problems witnessing his deeds.
Once a flower appeared in my garden and blossomed,
And I gave it to a nightingale not knowing what to do with it.
This nightingale was very happy having met this flower,
Not understanding why, I asked many questions about it.
It said: “I am a butterfly, falling into the world of love;
I threw myself into the fire, suffering grief due to this flower.”
Satan came and threw the flower into the fire,
Forgetting that the fire can burn, I threw myself into it.
My body and soul all turned into ashes,
The morning breeze blew, and took me up to the sky.
Magtymguly, I was a fool, it’s good that I knew nothing,
Or else I would spend my life suffering; I am happy for this fate.
Magtymguly Pyragy
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