Abu Hamid al-Ghazali
Translated by Martin Lings
I am a bird, and this was once my cage;
But I have flown, leaving it as a token.
Ere now I was a dead man in your midst,
But I have come to life, and doffed my shroud.
Listen to the poem translation, read by Guy Ogilvy for the Matheson Trust:
Originally published by the Islamic Texts Society, and reproduced here by kind permission.