Umar Ibn al-Farid (1181-1235)
Translation by Martin Lings
Rememb’ring the belovèd, wine we drink
Which drunk had made us ere the vine’s creation…
They tell me: “Thou hast drunk iniquity”.
Not so, I have but drunk what not to drink
Would be for me iniquitous indeed.
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