Sayf ad-dawla

fa’l-khayl wa’l-laylu wa’l-bayda’u ta `rifunii wa’s-sayfu wa’r-rimhu wa’l-qurtaasu wa’l-qalamu.

I am known to the desert, the night, and the horse; the battle and the sword, the paper and the pen.

Abu Tayyeb al-Mutanabi, from Sayf ad-dawla, 10th century.

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