Poem of the Week -To Wallada


Patience has departed from the parting lover,
Who divulged the secret, confiding it to you;
He is embarrassed because of not having been able
To take more steps along with you when taking his leave:
Oh, brother of the full moon in high rank and splendour
May God protect the rime which caused thee to rise!
If your absence made my nights seem long,
I spent this night with you complaining of its shortness!

-Ibn Zaydun (1003-1071)


Source: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/to-walladah/#content

More about the Poet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Zayd%C3%BAn

Image Credit: http://twicsy.com/i/5v8g3i


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