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Does any one remember
Posted by: Cattie (192.168.128.---)
Date: February 02, 2006 11:26AM

Alla (or Ali) made poetry a cheap thing to buy and a simple thing to understand
He gave men dreams by night that may dream by day
All the town of Bagdad is passionate for poetry
I have seen great men weep, and butchers bury their head in their hands

and ends something like
Ah! if ever there comes a day when the people have forgotten poetry, or the poets have forgotten the people
There will be a dark patch upon the earth

Re: Does any one remember
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: February 02, 2006 02:39PM

It is from "The Story of Hassan of Baghdad and How He Came to Make the Golden Journey to Samarkand" by James Elroy Flecker

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Re: Does any one remember
Posted by: Cattie (192.168.128.---)
Date: February 06, 2006 06:22AM

Thanks Les I've been looking for it for 54 years! So looking forward to reading the rest-----


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