The Luzumiyat of Abu’l-Ala, LII

translated from the Arabic by Ameen Rihani

Now, I believe the Potter will essay
Once more the Wheel, and from a better clay
      Will make a better Vessel, and perchance
A masterpiece which will endure for aye.

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.