Once, a woman magnificent in her speech, and a poetess whose verse and prose spoke every language sought one another.
In company, the poetess wished to speak as beautiful as the magnificent speaker, the magnificent speaker wished to write perfect verse and prose that speak every language.
After much time in their togetherness, neither was able to acquire the others proficiency; and the poetess propose saying: “Allow me that I shall transcribe all thou speaker’s verse and prose, that thy trancing voice shall speak into the souls of the people.”
“Aye, said the magnificent speaker and in this, shall we inspire all the world, and be known only unto them as the perfect beauty.”
And it was so, they journeyed the world inspiring kings, princes, and princesses. The same in the temples of the monks, and all the people of the land. And of every nationality and of every creed; for God had placed upon their heart’s countless wisdom.
And it was so, about the third winter, the poetess spoke unto the speaker saying: “Thy kings, princes, and princesses, marvel with full gladness of thou spoken verse and prose. Yet, at what hour, or day, have you given tribute unto me of equal value?”
Answered the magnificent speaker saying, “Have not I been as equal unto thou poetess, as thou poetess has been unto me in this regard?
For when have thou given tribute unto me? Is it falsely that I say that in the temples of the monks, and all the people of the land, speak only of thou poetess written verse and prose, and thou poetess has not once given value unto me?”
Both were deepened with anger at the confessions; for both thought themselves more significant. With this reasoning and indignation in their hearts; they parted their way.
The poetess transcribes perfect verse that speak every language as before, and inspiring only those as before.
The woman, magnificent in her speech, spoke inspiring those also as before inspired. Neither delighted again in the company of kings, princes, and princesses; nor to enter again in the temples of the monks.
And God, looking down upon them saying: “My daughters, even with countless wisdom; blinded themselves with envy, and see not, that the two as one, is only of equal value.”