Poem of the Week – Lament for a Brother

 

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Name Unknown by Theodoros Rallis

 

What have we done to you death
that you treat us so, with always another catch
one day a warrior
the next a head of state
charmed by the loyal
you choose the best
iniquitous, unequalling death
I would not complain
if you were just
but you take the worthy
leaving fools for us.

-El Khansa (575 – 645)

Source: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/lament-for-a-brother/

More about the poet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Khansa

Image Credit: http://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com/2015/05/Theodoros-Rallis.html

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