Both Turn to Bread in the Mouth

Peace, one and all…

God gives the things of this earth
a certain colour and variety and value,
causing childish folk to argue over it.
When a piece of dough is baked
in the shape of a camel or lion,
these children bite their fingers excitedly in their greed.
Both lion and camel turn to bread in the mouth,
but it’s futile to tell this to children
Masnavi 6.4717-4719

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