The Luzumiyat of Abu’l-Ala, CXXI

translated from the Arabic by Ameen Rihani

Howbeit, my inner vision heir shall be
To the increasing flames of mystery
       Which may illumine yet my prisons all,
And crown the ever living hope of me.

The Luzumiyat of Abu’l-Ala (James T. White & Co., 1920) by Abū al-‘Alā’ al-Ma‘arrī. Translated from the Arabic by Ameen Rihani. Copyright © 1920 by Ameen Rihani. This poem is in the public domain.