“Has anyone seen the boy who used to come here?
Round-faced troublemaker, quick to find a joke, slow
to be serious. Red shirt,
perfect coordination, sly,
strong muscles, with things always in his pockets: reed flute,
ivory pick, polished and ready for his talent.
You know that one.
Have you heard stories about him?
Pharaoh and the whole Egyptian world
collapsed for such a Joseph.
I’d gladly spend years getting word
of him, even third or fourth-hand.”
~ Red Shirt, Rumi (Persian, 1207-1273), translated by Coleman Banks
Image: Ronchamp chapel by Le Corbusier, photograph: Henning Thomsen