Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.

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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Anonymous said...

A true pessimist Raúl

Anonymous said...

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