Tears

  by: Al-Khansa (7th century A.D.)

    translated by R. A. Nicholson

 

 

 

 

Tears, ere thy death, for many a one I shed,
But thine are all my tears since thou art dead.
To comforters I lend my ear apart,
While pain sits ever closer to my heart.


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