The Luzumiyat of Abu'l-Ala, LXXVI
translated from the Arabic by Ameen Rihani
Among the crumbling ruins of the creeds
The Scout upon his camel played his reeds
And called out to his people,—“Let us hence!
The pasture here is full of noxious weeds.”
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.