Seite:Marsh Wolfe of the knoll.djvu/247

Faan Wikipedia
Zur Navigation springen Zur Suche springen
Detdiar sidj as efterluket wurden.



THE FOUNTAIN OF THE POOR.


AN ARAB LEGEND.


  Bismillah ! the Merciful ! Full of Compassion !
All praise be to Allah, the Lord of Creation !

Sidi Aómar — on whom be peace ! —
Was the servant of God, the most high ;
He was poor, yet he prayed not his goods might increase,
And his heart ever hated the lie.

Rising at dawn, in his tent's low door
With a hand ever open he stood,
Never turning his face from the old, or the poor,
Or the stranger invited of God.