In Egypt’s name

          “History may say what it wishes in Egypt name

Egypt, for me, is the most beloved and most beautiful of things.
I love her when she owns the earth, east and west.
And I love her when she is down, wounded in a battle.
I love her fiercely, gently and with modesty.
I hate her and curse her with the passion of the lovesick.
I leave her and flee down one path, and she remains in another .
She turns to find me beside her in misfortune.
My veins pulsating with a thousand tunes and rhythms.
In Egypt’s name.”  (…)

على اسم مصر التاريخ يقدر يقول ما شاء
أنا مصر عندي أحب وأجمل الأشياء
باحبها وهي مالكه الأرض شرق وغرب
وباحبها وهي مرميه جريحة حرب
باحبها بعنف وبرقة وعلى استحياء
واكرهها وألعن أبوها بعشق زي الداء
واسيبها واطفش في درب وتبقى هي ف درب
وتلتفت تلقيني جنبها في الكرب
والنبض ينفض عروقي بألف نغمة وضرب

على اسم مصر


Salah Jahin


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