With music strong I come, with my cornets and my drums,
I play not marches for accepted victors only, I play marches for conquer’d and slain persons.
Have you heard that it was good to gain the day?
I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit
in which they are won.
Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin
Koran 20 : 25-28
Faiz A Faiz
The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and to beget.
I beat and pound for the dead,
I blow through my embouchures my loudest and gayest for them.
Vivas to those who have fail’d!
And to those themselves who sank in the sea!
And to those whose war-vessels sank in the sea!
And to all generals that lost engagements, and all overcome heroes!
An the numberless unknown heroes equal to the greatest heroes known!
‘…what [ Wealth : Un : Common ] has achieved…’