The Luzumiyat of Abu’l-Ala, III

translated from the Arabic by Ameen Rihani

Hark, in the minarets muazzens call
The evening hour that in the interval
       Of darkness Ahmad might remembered be,—
Remembered of the Darkness be they all.


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.