Untitled

topkapi_istanbul_046925

Sultan Ahmet Camii – Istanbul, Turkey

Never was left unquenched the thirsty intellect,
nor was the hungry soul ever left in neglect,
which travelled by whatever means to those precincts –
Kufa, Matureed, and Nasaf – in light bedecked.

That feast o’er which the rich and poor alike parley,
placed upon the dastarkhan of Osmanlı beys,
spread far and wide, was folded up and trampled on
while its attendants watched and let it fade away.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s