Omar Khayyam (39)

If a stranger proves faithful,
I adopt him into the family.
But if a relative sins,
I take a dim view of him.
If poison proves helpful,
it is actually an antidote,
and if an antidote attacks me,
it is really a toxic sting.

Translated by Juan Cole
from Whinfield 39

from Juan

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