“My Father’s House” (pages 7-10) in Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World, 2011

“My Father’s House” (pages 7-10) in Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World, 2011 copyright City Lore and Poets House

Among my father’s favorite quatrains (roba‘i) were the following: Ah, my Beloved, fill the Cup that clears To-day of past Regrets and future Fears To-morrow?—Why, To-morrow I may be Myself with Yesterday’s Sev’n Thousand Years.

Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World, 2011