“The garden often wears a mantle of fine rain
Of a striped (Yemeni) fabric
And it inspires souls with desire to pause there, and sit.
When the breeze brushes it with its hand, we imagine
Its branches are dancing girls swaying
Dressed in green striped robes”.
Abu Marwan Ibn Razin (11th century)
From the book Gardens of Al-Andalus, Islamic Culture Foundation
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