ZANCUDO MEANS MOSQUITO

With me along some Strip of Herbage strown That just divides the desert from the sown, Where name of Slave and Sultán scarce is known, And pity Sultán Máhmúd on his Throne. [Verse X from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (E. Fitzgerald, translator)] I think of “Sultán Máhmúd” while I spit another watermelon seed at … Continue reading ZANCUDO MEANS MOSQUITO