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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Lamii (Mohammed Ben Osman Ben Ali Nakkash)

Poems from Oriental Languages: To Zureida

(Turkish—Sixteenth Century)

Translation in Dublin University Magazine

THY waist many swear

Is the Region of Naught,

And they call thy loose hair

The Black Desert of Ghaut;

But persons of taste

Are content to declare

That thy hair is a waste,

While thy waist is a hair.