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.


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