مُسافر

طريق طويل, حمل ثقيل, راحلة عليل, و الليل لا يستقيل

تاه الدليل, وقف المسير, سأل المسافر: أين السبيل

مشينا مسافات, قطعنا مراحل, و جدنا أنفسنا عند البداية, من جديد

ما جدوى السفر, كل العمر, أما من أمان, في البيت القديم

منذ الصغر, تركنا المكان, صرنا بلا عنوان, نبحث عن بديل

نطالع الوجوه, علنا نلمح ابتسامة, نغذ السير, نَغْفَلُ عن معنى المسير

ما نفع الحياة بلا قرار? ما نفع السفر بلا دليل

غريب أنا فوق الأرض, و حيد تحت الأرض, أنتظر المقيل

نبني بيوتا من ورق, نعمر حياة تحترق, ننسى أن المآل قريب

نسكب ماء فوق الحريق, نحسب أنّا أنهينا الحريق, لكنه لا يزال يسيل

بين الحُفر, يحلو السّهر! كأنّ الحياة, كأن المعيش, أضحى كليل

ماذا نريد? بيتٌ جديد? قصرٌ مَشيد? رغدُ الحياة, حبْلٌ قصير

خُذْ ما تُريد, دَعْ ما تُريد, يومُ الوقوف, يومٌ طويل

عند المليك, تصفو الحياة, كشف الغطاء, وَصْلُ المسير, خَطْبٌ جليل

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5 Responses to مُسافر

  1. Salma says:

    Your sense of wordplay in Arabic is impeccable, Obviously it is your Mother tongue. And this one engages the reader in the atmosphere you wish to create, vivid imagery as usual.

  2. ZabuzaSama26 says:

    Wow, you write as beautifully in Arabic as you do in English …
    Quite the poem I would say, it’s got very ‘Shin’ meanings, (that is japanese for something being true, as true as the blazing sun in the sky, the word could mean other things though)
    Yes I know I am weird …
    But it is, it’s a very true poem. As true as the sun in the sky, but somehow some people might just not see it. How? I have no idea, they’re not blind nor are the say stupid I would say they are willfully blind (that is a book’s name, wouldn’t want anyone saying stuff like copyright ==”), to not realize those meanings, especially those in the last few lines.
    But for someone like me to be honest, though I know those meanings quite well, (hopefully inshAllah) I like to see it from another angle. I do not like to see myself as, well … away, lost and confused. That would not help me. And though we need to understand these things, after we do I must find some sort of encouragement somewhere. Encouragement to travel through life as you said, with no guide. But aha! We do have a guide! Al Quran and the Sunnah are our guide! Of course if we forget that then yes, we are without a guide. But you see, there is some condolence my friend, we were never to be put on this earth, in this life without a guide, that is from Allah swt’s mercy. We must make the effort to find that guide and stick with them though, otherwise we become truly lost, and well as sad … as in that poem of yours.
    Yes I know I talk quite a lot. I just happened to remember your website from a poem you wrote; The Stranger if I remember correctly, and I got this sudden urge to come read a poem of yours, I find them quite intriguing 🙂 .
    (Forgive me if I said some weird things, since it is in Arabic I might’ve mistook the meanings … which is sad since I am natively an Arab >>” )

    • Thanks for the comment!

      I have no problem at all with long comments. People express themselves differently, because they are different.

      Yes, we do have a guide, the one you mentioned, but the poem talks about something else, maybe our own inner compass.

      In poetry, there are a lot of grey areas, which leaves ample room for the readers to ponder and interpret. We tend to read and find meanings in poetry, and in any art for that matter, depending on our own perspective of the world; seen and invisible. So in a way, our interpretation is more or less a reflection of who we are. And this is rewarding to the poet, when she or he sees his readers express themselves freely and honestly. This means the poem has touched something inside each one of them, and makes them speak their minds and hearts. And for that, I’m always thankful.

      The Soaring Eagle

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