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Abu Firas And The Dove

I said as a dove mournfully cooed near me:
O neighbor! Are you aware of my situation,
Is your cooing in sympathy for my condition
I have tasted of sorrow and separation
More than you have ever experienced
And the worries I have known
Never occurred to you
Is it possible that you carry sorrow in your heart
While perching on a high branch,
With a respectable distance above the ground

O my neighbor, the dove!
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Translated by: Mahmoud Abbas Masoud
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