• Light is more important than the lantern,The poem more important than the notebook

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  • أدمنت احزانيفصرت اخاف ان لا احزناI got addicted to my sorrows,Until I have gotten scared of not being sorrowed.وطعنت آلافا من المراتحتى صار يوجعني بان لا اطعناAnd I was stabbed thousands of times,Until it felt painful not to be stabbed.ولعنت في كل اللغات حتى صار يقلقني بان لا العناAnd I was cursed in all the languages,Until I started being nervous of not being cursed.ولقد تشابهت كل البلادفلا ارى نفسي هناك، ولا ارى نفسي هناAnd all the countries seemed the same,That I don't see myself there, And I don't see myself here

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  • Had I told the seaWhat I felt for you,It would have left its shores,Its shells,Its fish,And followed me

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