Rupert translated the Quran (from the original)
Without signing his name,
The Talmud (just so), never admitting to it,
Ezekiel and the rest of the Old Testament (also),
Keeping it a secret.
For a moment today, as he (him, not the mercenary)
And I were having coffee, he had the face of a man
Who had consumed the scroll and tasted it,
Sweet as honey.
He sipped from the cup, saying: These people
Are stubborn and hardheaded,
Somebody should go to them.
Oh but you’re here, Rupert, I said, relieved.
© translated by Jernej Županič