Poem of theWeek – Adir lana Akwab (Pass to us the Cups)

Morrish carving  - Prince
Pass to us the cups
with which sorrow is forgotten,
and summon (our) companions
since love is at an end.

Obey the law of love
as long as you live, my friend,
and turn your ear
from the words of the reviler.

You are ordered to hasten;
here is your wine.

Fingertips (stained red) with jujube
and your red sweetmeat (mouth),
are enveloped in myrtle(-dark) tresses
which the cheek coils.

Pass to us the cups
with which sorrow is forgotten!

– Ibn Baqi (12th Century)

Performed by Ensemble Galatia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzaLgY6UbEE

Image Credit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/346847608779269329/

For more on Sufi poetry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sufi_poetry

 

 

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