Friday, August 11, 2006

Inside a Lebanese conscious

Oumi mishan alla, sawili wara’ 3inab
Mishta’ la akel immi

Ra7 sawwilak eish baddak,
7ate7kili 3ala ramallah


bass kirmal el awadem
shou baddik halla’ biliblad
trikina bihammna

baddi a3rif shou natirni
baddi a3rif kill shi sar
into lfalastiniyye heik
bitfakkro jiri7kon akbar minjiri7na
mabta3rfo innolli sabkon sabna
we ra7 ysibna ba3ed


we ba3ed khamsesneen

keefek ya sitna?
alla ysabbirna

Keefak inta?
Shifit illtillak mara7nerta7

Halla’ 7keeli 3aramallah
3e deir yassine
We jennin we nablus
7keeli 3ala ghaza wel deffa
7keeli we ana b’illak

b’illak 3an lekhyem
b’illak 3ala sabra we shetila

lghaziye we qana welshiye7
we 3ala sour we saida
bint jbeil we eldayhe

ma ahre ahrak
we jir7i jir7ak
we wlede wledak
we atelna wa7ad
elli we b'ellak...



(Nizar Kabbani, Atfal l7ijara)

3 comments:

laila said...

ya 3aini 3a nizar

nice post wli

Mirvat said...

laila 3am dawwer 3a aseede la mohammad ali shamseddine, he's a known poet friend of my mom,
the poem is called zainab, it's about the war in 78, do you have any of his books?

laila said...

no