The Luzumiyat of Abu'l-Ala, LXXIX
translated from the Arabic by Ameen Rihani
Thy way unto the Sun the spaces through
Where king Orion’s black-eyed huris slew
The Mother of Night to guide the Wings that bear
The flame divine hid in a drop of dew.
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.