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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

More Anomalies A – Z: Iblis

And (remember) when We said unto the angels: Fall prostrate before Adam, and they fell prostrate, all save Iblis. He was of the jinn, so he rebelled against his Lord's command…– the Quran (Al-Kahf)  18:50

He was of the jinn
and the father of jinn,
creatures born of smokeless fire.

Now he burns
and burns with despair
and wounded pride.

For Iblis would not bow
to creatures made of clay;
he would not accept Adam over him.

But what power has he now,
only to whisper and suggest.
And he will burn again one day.

This is my third pass through the alphabet with the Anomalies.  To read more of them click here.

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