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Umar Ibn al-Farid: Resist the calls of wrangling talk (from The Poem of the Sufi Way)


Umar Ibn al-Farid: Resist the calls of wrangling talk (from The Poem of the Sufi Way)

Umar Ibn al-Fararid has thirteen poems on Poetry Chaikhana.  All of them touch me; almost all of them are beyond me.  I have read most of them three or four times without understanding them (I should have said "without appreciating them.") but I plan to read each one again and again (in English, alas I do not read Arabic).  Each poem has a few words or a few lines that tell me there is more there than I am reading or seeing.

This poem: "resust the quarrels of wrangling talk" is an exception to the above.  It spoke to me immediately, loudly, truthfully, and critically.
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