Salah Abdel Sabour
Salah Abdel Sabour Poems
- Dreams Of The Old Knight If we were two boughs of a tree The...
- A Message From Saed You ! Our Master who is coming after me
- The Sun And The Woman Restless she stirs as she reclines, A...
- Winter Song The winter tells me I shall die alone One winter...
- Night And Day In this way the day slipped off the slope of ...
- Belated Confession The truth is, knights proud, I felt you ...
- Which May Prove Useful My position, my lords, I take At the ...
Salah Abdel Sabour (Arabic: صلاح عبد الصبور ), (May 1931 – 14 August 1981) was an Egyptian free verse poet, editor, playwright and essayist. He showed an interest in literature in his early life and started to write verses at the age of 13. Salah graduate from Cairo University in 1951 with a degree in Arabic literature.
Soon after graduation from the university, he took up teaching Arabic at state high school, a job he did not enjoy doing. He eventually abandoned it and began working for Rose al-Yūsuf Magazine as journalist then became the literary editor for al-Ahram. Afterwards, he held the position of undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture. From there, he became the ... more »
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Dreams Of The Old Knight
If we were two boughs of a tree
The sun would nourish our veins
The dawn would water us with dew
A blooming greenness would dye our leaves
When we grow up and embrace each other.
In spring we would wear colourful garments
In autumn we would take them off,
Bathe nude in winter. Tenderness would warm us.
If we were two waves
Pure of sands and seashells
Crowned with foam and light
Driven in the current
From birth to grave
In a droning dancing step
If a transparent cloud should drink us,
And melt under the tender lovely mouth of the sun
Then again we...