Salah Abdel Sabour

(1931-1981 / Egypt)

Which May Prove Useful - Poem by Salah Abdel Sabour

My position, my lords, I take
At the end of the corridor;
We are, all in all, four:
The court jester,
The official historian,
The sooth-sayer,
And the minstrel.
We have neither names nor swords
And all are hirelings.
The gilded robes we wear
Are borrowed from the Sultan's wardrobe
With whom we have a vast friendship Deep
and vast like an abyss!


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 13, 2014


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