Ahmad Shawqi Poems
|1.||The Monkey In The Ark||9/7/2013|
|2.||King Solomon And The Hoopoe||9/7/2013|
|3.||King Solomon And The Peacock||10/29/2013|
|4.||Death Overcomes Upon Everyone Is Alive||9/7/2013|
|5.||They Tricked Her Is Saying Belle||9/7/2013|
|7.||O' God !||9/4/2013|
|8.||A Sail On Tigris River||9/7/2013|
|9.||An Encounter With A Mother Cat||9/13/2013|
|10.||The Dog And The Pigeon||10/28/2013|
|11.||Expatriation And Nostagia||9/6/2013|
|12.||Latitudes Beneath Your Eyelids||4/14/2014|
|14.||The Sultan's Companion||10/28/2013|
|16.||Stand For Teacher||9/4/2013|
|17.||What Is The Moon||4/14/2014|
|18.||Nahj Al Burda (The Way Of The Mantle)||4/14/2014|
Nahj Al Burda (The Way Of The Mantle)
On the plain, between the ban-tree and the mountain,
a white gazelle-fawn
Has found it licit in forbidden months
to shed my blood.
With the two eyes of a wild calf
fate shot a lion.
O [gazelle] that dwells on the plain,
[slay the lion] that dwells in the thicket!
When [the gazelle-fawn] gazed [upon me],
my soul spoke saying:
'Alas, your side has been struck
by a well-aimed arrow.
I denied [my soul] and hid the arrow
in my liver/heart.
For me, the wounds of lovers
cause no pain.
You have been endowed/blessed with the most ...
O' God !
O' God !
I wander all day and pine through time,
And seek some comfort in my rhyme.
The noblest of rhymes overflow with love,
The sweetest line - the musical and pure -
Are written down for the heart as a cure.
Men turn as they pay to the holy place;
To Laila's home I turn my face.
Twice people say their prayers at dawn;