The Luzumiyat of Abu'l-Ala, XCVI

translated from the Arabic by Ameen Rihani

Oh! that some one would but return to tell 
If old Nubakht is burning now in hell, 
    Or if the workers for the Prophet’s prize
Are laughing at this Paradisal sell. 

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.