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  •  I forget where this is from (16+ / 0-)

    it seemed appropriate... cut down for your reading pleasure.

    I am the gay Aleppo Gate: a dawn, a dawn and thou art there:
    Eat not thy heart with fear and care, O brother of the beast we hate!

    Thou hast so many miles to tread, and other foes than fleas to dread;
    Wilt thee behold thy morning meal and Hama see thee safe in bed?

    God be thy guide from camp to camp: God be thy shade from well to well;
    God grant beneath the desert stars thou hear the Prophet's camel bell.

    And God shall make thy body pure, and give thee knowledge to endure
    This ghost-life's piercing phantom-pain, and bring thee out to Life again.

    And God shall make thy soul a Glass where eighteen thousand Æons pass.
    And thou shalt see the gleaming Worlds as men see dew upon the grass.

    And sons of Islam, it may be that thou shalt learn at journey's end
    Who walks thy garden eve on eve, and bows his head, and calls thee Friend.

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