Abū l-ʻAtāhiyya (أبو العتاهية, full name Abu Isħaq Ismā'īl ibn Qāsim al-ʻAnazī إسماعيل بن القاسم (العنزي، بن سويد العيني) Abu l-'Atahiyya (748-828) was an Arab poet born at 'Aynu t-Tamar in the Iraqi desert, near al-Anbar. His ancestors were of the tribe of ʻAnaza. His youth was spent in Kufa, where he was engaged for some time in selling pottery. Moving to Baghdad, he continued his business ... more »
It is not the age that moves my scorn
But those who in the age are born
I cannot count the friends that broke
Their faith, the honied words they sopke
In whom no aid I found, and made
The devil welcome to their aid.
May I so best we shall agree
never look on them nor they on me .