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Saudi Aramco World
Written by
A N A C A R R E Ñ O L E Y V A
Gazing UPON
—Arabic verse by Ibn Zamrak, 1333-1393, in bas-relief Kufic script, in the Alhambra’s Hall of the Two Sisters
ana al-rawdh qad ashbahtu haliya
tammal jamali
tastafid sharha haliya
I am the garden that beauty adorns
You will know my being
if upon my beauty you gaze.
Beauty
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