Fear no more the heat of the sun


Prof. Dr. Mohammed Akram Sa’adeddin (Passed away 2001)
Madhar Battah (passed away 2006)
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zughoul (passed away 2008)

With a feeling of bitterness, a choke in the throat, an ache in the heart, and tears slowly escaping the eyes out of agony and pain, I am writing this.  For each of them, I would have given up my life, my soul, my death.  But, that is the will of God, and let it be so.  Rahmatu Allahi Alayhem Jamee’an. Amen.

Fear no more the heat o’ the sun;
Nor the furious winter’s rages,
Thou thy worldly task hast done,
Home art gone, and ta’en thy wages;
Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney sweepers come to dust.

Fear no more the frown of the great,
Thou art past the tyrant’s stroke:
Care no more to clothe and eat;
To thee the reed is as the oak:
The sceptre, learning, physic, must
All follow this, and come to dust.

Fear no more the lightning-flash,
Nor the all-dread thunder-stone;
Fear not slander, censure rash;
Thou hast finished joy and moan;
All lovers young, all lovers must
Consign to thee, and come to dust.

No exorciser harm thee!
Nor no witchcraft charm thee!
Ghost unlaid forbear thee!
Nothing ill come near thee!
Quiet consummation have;
And renowned be thy grave
!

Author: aburisha

Translator, interpreter and international consultant

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