To A Female Cupbearer

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Sharing some beautiful translations of Arabian poetry.

TO A FEMALE CUPBEARER.

COME, Leila, fill the goblet up—
Reach round the rosy wine;
Think not that we will take the cup
From any hand but thine.

A draught like this ‘twere vain to seek,
No grape can such supply
It steals its tint from Leila’s cheek,
Its brightness from her eye.

BY ABD ALSALAM BEN RAGBAN.

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