Priceless silk curtains line the walls
Of the fabulous sultan’s tent in fine design.
Elegantly carved gold filigree arches above the doors
And tapestries of grand Arab horses and elephant bulls
Adorn the passageways from one room to another
Lanterns of colored glass and sculpted crystal
Dazzle the eyes from every angle
And satin pillows embroidered in silk
Create comfortable cushions upon which to rest.
So much beauty adorns the hospitable home
While outside is the drifting sand and the eternal sun.