Monday, March 26, 2007

I am mejnoon

Layla and Majnun

Among the poems attributed to Qays bin al-Mullawah, regarding Layla:

“I pass by these walls, the walls of Layla
And I kiss this wall and that wall
It’s not Love of the houses that has taken my heart
But of the One who dwells in those houses”

(from Loss of Meaning, Faraz Rabbani, Islamica Magazine No. 15/2006)

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