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Mecca
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Leaves of Grass
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  • You foot-worn pilgrim welcoming the far-away sparkle of the minarets of Mecca!
  • …new, I hear the sound of the Hebrew lyre, I see the crusaders marching bearing the cross on high, to the martial clang of cymbals, I hear dervishes monotonously chanting, interspers’d with frantic shouts, as they spin around turning always towards Mecca, I see the rapt religious dances of the Persians and the Arabs, Again, at Eleusis, home of Ceres, I see the modern Greeks dancing, I hear them clapping their hands as they bend their bodies, I hear the metrical shuffling of their feet.

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  • Non-Muslims are prohibited from entering Mecca.
  • We are obliged, at least once in our lives, to visit the holy city of Mecca.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist

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