I have arrived on the shores of this new Babylon
Where the masters of old have carved out remnants
Of stone that turn to dust, turn to dust. Good grief
I exclaim, this new Babylon, is two parts dust and
Two parts stone! I have arrived thus on the dawn of
This new Babylon yearning for the voice of Akkad,
Bahroz, Ohud, Ilyad, Porphus, Daryush, and Gamarr:
Accented names, difficult to pronounce, origin unknown.
The mystics of Rum will dance with less fervour now that
The secret is out: two parts dust and equal parts stone.