The Luzumiyat of Abu’l-Ala, LXXII

translated from the Arabic by Ameen Rihani

Oh! let them in the marshes grope, or ride
Their jaded Myths along the mountain-side;
      Come up with me, O Brother, to the heights
Where Reason is the prophet and the guide.

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.