Biography of Ibrahim Naji
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.
Ibrahim Naji Poems
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.
Leave me, my love, it's time to part this paradise is not my portion. I had to cross a bridge of flame whenever I visited this land of bliss.
At last the cure, I bid farewell to pain, and welcome with a smile the days to come. Oblivion comes to me a kingly guest, with hands compassionate and blessed steps.
The Dream Of Infatuation
No love but Wherever held a place and I don't see for me other than that a homeland and a location My homeland all nights long is his home As long and as far away he gets,my love is where he stays.
At last the cure, I bid farewell to pain,
and welcome with a smile the days to come.
Oblivion comes to me a kingly guest,
with hands compassionate and blessed steps.
My guest comes strongly on,
folding the distances, the dark unknown.
Proffering a cup that takes away
old pain, and banishes all regrets.
So drain it to the dregs and have no fear-