The Luzumiyat of Abu’l-Ala, LIII

translated from the Arabic by Ameen Rihani

With better skill he even will remould
The scattered potsherds of the New and Old;
      Then you and I will not disdain to buy,
Though in the mart of Iblis they be sold.

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.