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Lamii (Mohammed Ben Osman Ben Ali Nakkash)

Poems from Oriental Languages: Description of Morning

(Turkish—Sixteenth Century)

Translation in Dublin University Magazine

ANOTHER night is fled,

Another morning rises red;

The silver stars that twinkle

Through saffron curtains here and there

Gleam like the pearls that sprinkle

A virgin’s golden hair.

New beams and brighter smile

Along the skies, and while

Aurora’s colors clamber

The mountains of the dawn,

The sun, a globe of amber,

In silentness has drawn

Within his own warm sphere, as morn by morn he draws

Each glistening straw that strews the Way of Straws.