mercredi, avril 24, 2002

A poem from the lost paradise..

Abu l-Hasan al-Husri (d. 1095)



MOURNING IN ANDALUSIA

If white is the colour
of mourning in Andalusia,
it is a proper custom.

Look at me,
I dress myself in the white
of white hair
in mourning for youth.

(translated by Emilio Garcia Gomez & Cola Franzen)

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