Abdulaziz Al-Maqaleh


Abdulaziz Al-Maqaleh
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Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Maqaleh, (born 1937), a Yemeni poet and writer. He follows the school of free poetry and he is the Yemen’s first poet won the Al-Owais cultural Award

Al-Maqaleh was born in 1937 in one of Ibb's divisions called Al Saha'ir, and studied and finished his BA in 1970. In 1977, he received his Master's degree and PhD in 1977 from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt.

During 1982 - 2001, Al-Maqaleh worked as the President of Sana'a University, and then as the Head of the Center for Studies and Research Yemen, Sanaa. more »

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Poem 47 Of The Book Of Sanaa'

The spirit of this city floats
On the water of years.
Do not wake her
Let her moan while her children drown.
Do not light her pale alleys,
For the streets are still wet
With the sweet blood of martyrs
Who died for their homeland,
And turned the pages of life too soon

Let her sleep to forget
Let her sleep to remember
do not scratch with words
The tomb she has erected
for her grief.
Above it moan corpses
Below it they are lost.


Translated from the Arabic by Huda Fakhreddine and Jayson Iwen

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