The Luzumiyat of Abu’l-Ala, XXXIII

translated from the Arabic by Ameen Rihani

Some day the weeping daughters of Hadil
Will say unto the bulbuls:   “Let’s appeal
      To Allah in behalf of Brother Man
Who’s at the mercy now of Ababil.”

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.