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Ibrahim Naji

((1898–1953))

Biography of Ibrahim Naji

Ibrahim Naji poet

Ibrahim Nagi (Arabic: إبراهيم ناجى‎) (1898–1953) was an Egyptian poet. Nagi was also a doctor in internal medicine. Nagi's most famous poem is "El Atlal" or "The Ruins" which was eventually sung by famous Egyptian singer Om Kalthoom. He was a co founder of the Cairo Society for Romantic Poetry. He married Samia Sami and had three daughters: Amira (who had a daughter named Samia and a son named Mohammed), Dawheya (who went to live in America and had a son- Ahmad, and a daughter- Shahira), and Mohassen.

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The Burning Flute

How many times my love
as the night covers the earth
I wander alone, and in the dark
no one complains but me.
I make the tears a tune
and I make the potery a flute
And would a wreck responds
that I inflamed in my ardent love.
Fire stirs in it

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