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Gold Cups, With Blue Water

Gold Cups, With Blue Water

Shota Rustaveli: Poetry is, first of all, a branch of divine wisdom, conceived by and known to the godly, a comfort to all who hear it. It pleases and instructs the worthy and virtuous man. The pre-eminence of poetry is that it can say things shortly...Many poems are composed for mirth and revelry, for the lover, the joyous and the merry, for sport and amusement, and for the pleasure of companions. They may please the ear, but remember, only he who writes majestic poetry is a poet.