Love is your compass, ply, my Ark!

Mirdad:

God is your captain, sail, my Ark!

Though hell unleash her furies red

Upon the living and the dead,

And turn the earth into molten lead,

And sweep the skies of every mark,

God is your captain, sail, my Ark!

Love is your compass, ply, my Ark!

And share with all your treasure chest.

The storm shall bear you on its crest

A light for sailors in the dark,

Love is your compass, ply, my Ark!

Faith is your anchor, ride, my Ark!

Should thunder roar, and lightning dart,

And mountains shake and fall apart,

And men become so faint

As to forget the holy spark,

Faith is your anchor, ride, my Ark!  

– Mikhail Naimy,

The Book of Mirdad, A lighthouse and a haven.

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