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 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.
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 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.
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-