Ahmad Shawqi

((1868–1932))

Ahmad Shawqi Poems

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Stand For Teacher

Stand for the teacher and honor his rank...
...for a teacher is almost as a prophet
Do you know of someone nobler than...
...he who nurtures minds and hearts
You encompass all, the Best Teacher...
...You taught with the pen the earliest people
You brought this mind forth from darkness...
...and guided it to an enlightened, radiant path
For if the teacher is not just, then lost...
...is the spirit of justice in youth for certain
If the teacher's insight lapses for a moment...
...then those under his tutelage will lack vision
If guidance and counsel are based ...

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The Monkey In The Ark

Of all the things that happened in Noah's Ark,
The strangest ever was when the monkey lied to Prophet Noah
One day he climbed onto the roof of the Ark,
And felt a hankering after some mischievous antics
Therefore, he let out a very loud scream:
Help birds and fishes, help!
A mighty wave is about to overcome and destroy me
At once, the Prophet dispatched the eagles to him;
However, they found him playing and having fun

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