Saturday, May 20, 2006

My south


Here I belong...
Here I exist.
Here are the memories...the laughs, and the song.
sad, and long.
Here I belong.
ﺍﻟﯿﻚ ﯿﺍﺠﻨﻮﺐ
ﺴﺄﻜﺘﺐ ﺃﺠﻤﻞ ﺃﺸﻌﺎﺮﻱ...
ﻮﺃﺠﻤﻞ ﺍﻠﻜﻠﻤﺎﺖ
ﯿﺍ ﺃﺤﻠﻰ ﺼﻮﺮﺓ...ﻔﻲ ﺤﻘﻴﺒﺔ ﺃﺴﻔﺎﺮﻱ
ﺴﺄﻜﺘﺐ ﻠﻠﺬﻜﺮﻴﺎﺖ
ﻠﻠﺤﻘﻞ...ﻠﻠﺼﺨﺮ...ﻮﺍﻠﻂﺮﻘﺎﺖ
ﻭﻠﺑﻴﺘﻲ...
ﻤﻼﻋﺐ ﻂﻔﻭﻠﺘﻲ... ﻭﺍﻠﺨﻁﻭﺍﺖ
ﻠﺪﻜﺎﻦﺃﺒﻭﻋﻠﻲ ﻓﻲ ﺍﻠﺴﺎﺤﺔ
ﻠﺘﻌﺐ ﺍﻠﻔﻼﺤﻴﻦ...ﻠﻠﻤﺤﺮﺍﺚ...ﻮﻠﻠﻔﺠﺮ
ﻠﺼﻮﺖ ﺍﻠﻤﺆﺬﻦ ﻴﺪﻋﻮ ﻠﺼﻼﺓ ﺍﻠﻈﻬﺮ
ﻠﻠﺰﻴﺘﻮﻦ...ﻮﻠﻠﺼﺒﺮ
ﻮﺴﺄﻜﺘﺐ ﻠﻬﺎ
ﻮﻠﻀﺤﻜﺘﻬﺎ
ﻠﻠﻌﺼﺎﻓﻴﺮ ﻓﻲ ﻋﻴﻨﻴﻬﺎ ﺤﻴﻦ ﺃﺮﺍﻫﺎ
ﺫﺍﻚ ﺍﻠﺧﺠﻞ...ﻓﻲ ﻤﺤﻴﺎﻫﺎ.
ﺴﺄﻜﺘﺐ ﻠﻠﻐﺼﺔ...
ﻮﻨﻬﺎﻴﺔ ﻗﺼﺔ
ﻮﻠﻠﺮﺤﻴﻞ
I'll be back....o my south
will you wait?
I'll be back....it's a date.
Tell the birds...in the sky
I'll be back.
Tell the roads....the passing by
I'll be back.
Tell the trees....old and tall
Tell them all...
I'll be back.
Tell the morning...
I'll be back....at a noon
I'll be back...very soon.

*this post is dedicated to Eve
** picture: south Lebanon, summer 2005

14 comments:

Ghassan said...

so heartfelt. so beautifully expressed!

Coco said...

Hashem, this is so beautiful!
Having just came back from a trip to Lebanon, I understand all about belonging, "where everybody knows your name..." I think I left my heart back there.. where it belongs...

Eve said...

وأكتب عنك
قبل أن تستحيل في الأذهان
أغنيةً وطنيّة
وأخبّر أني منذ تركتك
رائحة اللّيمون فوق جلدي، وأثوابي
تضحكُ
كلّما مشّط شعري النّسيان

laila said...

hashem this is lovely. i have goosebumps

Fouad said...

hashem I am speechless.. seriously. Amazing how one can tell when words come straight from the heart..

Mar said...

The South.. Is where I will go back to soon..Is only where the thirst of my roots could be quenched..Is only where my body wishes to rot.

hashem said...

Thanx guys.
Gus-happy you liked it.

Coco-welcome back...we'll hopefully meet one day, where our hearts belong.

Eve-I'll always write about it....it will never become impossible as long as I am alive.

Laila-thanx. Are you already moving?

Fouad-when it comes to where I left my memories, the heart speaks....3an jad.
i hope you'll be back soon...and tell everybody there...i'll be back!!
Mar-you look you are jnoubeyyeh....

Mar said...

To the bone Hashem.

hashem said...

go jnoubeyyeh...go :)

Eve said...

hey, we should make a team :p

laila said...

hashem i'm moving to boston in july

hashem said...

Eve-good you didn't say 7izeb...a la libanais ya3ne...;)

Laila-good luck...and smooth move ya rab...

Mirvat said...

i couldn´t read tha arabic part here. i´ll read it again in another country

hashem said...

Mirvat-alot of people couldn't as well. I'll re-post in a new form.