Syrian poet and scholar. He
was blinded by smallpox in childhood and devoted himself
to study, memorizing the manuscripts of Syrian libraries. As
well as poems, he wrote philosophical and mystical works.
c.1000 Luzu' miyya' t, stanza 4 (translated by R A
Nicholson in Studies in Islamic
Consider every moment past A thread from
life's frayed mantle cast.
honesty, Consider, moment, past, thread, frayed, mantle, cast
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