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What is both the shortest and most beautiful poem ever written in Arabic?

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I will have a go at translating this one from Abu Tammam d 845 AD:

A sword is more truthful than books.
In its edge is the edge of seriousness and game.
The white blades, not the black sheets,
Contain what removes doubt


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