21 February 2009

Islamic Medieval Poetry...Because You Wish You Were This Awesome

"On A Little Man With A Very Large Beard," by Isaac Ben Khalif

How can thy chin that burden bear?
Is it all gravity to shock?
Is it to make the people stare?
And be thyself a laughing stock? When I behold thy little
After thy beard obsequious run,
I always fancy that I meet
Some father followed by his son. A man like thee
scarce e'er appeared--
A beard like thine--where shall we find it?
Surely thou cherishest thy beard
In hopes to hide thyself behind it.

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