in the arsehole of diogenes

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Monday, 28 September 2015

A quatrain by al-Ma'arri*


When we laugh, our laughter is in vain:
we can't erase our existential pain,
who are shattered like thin glasses made for wine,
never, never to be made again.


* Abu 'L-ala Ahmad bin Abdallah al-Ma'arri of Aleppo (973-1057)

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A true pessimist Raúl

Anonymous said...

This Syrian poet was a truly pessimistic fellow. A courageous man specially at that time. Raul