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Easy poems in Arabic with translation

Hello! I love poems and found this one on the net from Nizar Qabbani. There was a translation but I changed it a little bit to stick more to the original text. What are your favorite EASY poems or songs in Arabic? Can you give us also a translation?

لأُعَلِّمكِ ﻛﻴﻒ ﺗﺤﺒﻴﻦ . 

ﻓﺎﻷﺳﻤﺎﻙ، ﻻ ﺗﺤﺘﺎﺝ ﺇﻟﻰ ﻣﻌﻠﻢ


ﻟﺘﺘﻌﻠﻢ ﻛﻴﻒ ﺗﺴﺒﺢ


ﻭﺍﻟﻌﺼﺎﻓﻴﺮ، ﻻ ﺗﺤﺘﺎﺝ ﺇﻟﻰ ﻣﻌﻠﻢ


ﻟﺘﺘﻌﻠﻢ ﻛيف ﺗﻄﻴﺮ 


ﺇﺳﺒﺤﻲ ﻭﺣﺪﻙ 

ﻭﻃﻴﺮﻱ ﻭﺣﺪﻙ 

ﺇﻥ ﺍﻟﺤﺐ ﻟﻴﺲ ﻟﻪ ﺩﻓﺎﺗﺮ


ﻭ أَعْظَم ﻋﺸﺎﻕ ﺍﻟﺘﺎﺭﻳﺦ ﻛﺎﻧﻮﺍ ﻻ ﻳﻌﺮﻓﻮﻥ ﺍﻟﻘﺮﺍﺀﺓ

نـزار قـبـّانـي


I will not teach you how to love,

for the fishes need no teacher


to teach them to swim

and birds need no teacher


to teach them how to fly. 


Swim on your own!


Fly on your own!


Love has no notebooks


and the greatest lovers in history didn't know how to read.

— Nizar Qabbani


Apr 27, 2017 2:09 PM
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April 27, 2017

Alf Shukran

‏Nizar Qabbani

‎كتاب الحب

https://www.nizariat.com/poetry.php?id=105

ما دمت يا عصفورتي الخضراء 

حبيبتي 

إذن .. فإن الله في السماء 

: تسألني حبيبتي 

ما الفرق ما بيني وما بين السماء؟

الفرق ما بينكما 

أنك إن ضحكت يا حبيبتي 

أنسى السماء

الحب يا حبيبتي 

قصيدة جميلة مكتوبة على القمر 

الحب مرسوم على جميع أوراق الشجر 

. . الحب منقوش على 

ريش العصافير ، وحبات المطر 

لكن أي امرأة في بلدي 

إذا أحبت رجلا 

ترمى بخمسين حجر 


April 30, 2017

It's for Nizar Qabbani: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW36_SFmpW8 and the Arabic lyrics are in the description.

I don't think that its name is "Qassida qassira", this just translates as "A short poem".

April 28, 2017

I am looking for the following poem of Nizar Qabbani. We read it once in an Arabic class (not on italki) and I lost it. I think the name of it is Qassida qassira but I just found this quote. Does anybody have an idea? It's not on lyrics translate  ( awesome site)

‎تسألني حبيبتي 
ما الفرق ما بيني وما بين السماء ؟ 
الفرق ما بينكما 
أنك إن ضحكت يا حبيبتي 
أنسى السماء 

My lover asks me:
“What is the difference between me and the sky?”
The difference, my love,
Is that when you laugh,
I forget about the sky


April 28, 2017

ممتاز Amira!

thank you. Very kind of you. Excellent singer.

April 28, 2017
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