Stanza 183


The engineer's firstborn runs to announce
The joyous news. As gladly he recounts
What happened, other villagers converge
Upon the group. The men are forced to urge
Their fellow citizens to let the son
Of Ibrahim express what everyone
Tumultuously tries to communicate.
In time the boy is able to relate
The miracle, "This morning the muezzin
Awoke us at the time the silver sheen
Of dawn was growing in the eastern sky.
As I arose and hastened to comply,
I noticed the depleted southern well
Reflected the adhan. The echoes fell
Upon my ears with far more clarity
Than normal. This effect can only be
Produced when water redirects the sound.
I diagnosed the level and I found
Sufficient water to connect the power.
The reservoir should fill within the hour!"