A discussion within self

 By Omar Auf

نقاشٌ في النفس

نظرتُ بعيني إلى السماءِ و   سمعتُ الريحَ و هو ينادي
سجلتُ بقلمي الإحساسَ و   تركتُ قلبي يذهب لبلادي
شهقتُ برئتي نفَسَ العشقِ    و مازال لم يتذوقهُ فؤادي
حاولتُ مخاطبةُ نفسي ب     عقليةٍ لم تنجح في السدادِ
فدخلَ قلبي متلهفاً النقاشَ    لم يثمرُ فذهبَ إلى الحِدادِ
كاد روحي أن يرسلَ رسالتهُ   لكن قبلَ ختمها نفذ المدادِ
فتيقنَ روحي أن لا جدوى   من الجدالِ فقال يا ولادي
أنتم لستم قادرونَ على ال    إتفاقِ في ما بينكم يعادي
لأنك يا قلبٌ لا تعرف نفسك   والعقلُ يؤثرُ رأي السوادِ

Translation:

A Discussion Within Self

I looked, with my eyes, to the skies,

And heard the wind as it calls,

I recorded, with my pen, a feeling,

And let my heart voyage to my homeland,

I inhaled, with my lungs, the breath of romance,

Yet my heart has yet to taste it,

I tried to reason with my self rationally,

But it was to no avail,

Thus my heart eagerly entered the discussion,

But was not successful, so it went to mourning,

My soul almost sent its letter,

But ran out of ink before concluding it,

So it knew there was no point in arguing and said:

O my children,

You are not capable of agreeing,

On what is, to you, a source of disagreement,

Because you, heart, do not know yourself,

And the mind prefers the view of the masses.

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