An Egyptian living in Europe but her heart stayed back home. Having some random thoughts about the before and after pictures. Ghawayesh means bracelets. In my context it symbolizes the cuffs of my culture. I don't know if I like them or hate them. Thanks for passing by.

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19 September 2008


افتح صندوق ابي
امزق الوصية
ابيع في المزاد ما ورثته
مجموعة المسابح العاجية
طربوشه التركي والجوارب الصوفية
وعلبة النشوق والسماور العتيق والشمسية
اسحب سيفي غاضبا
واقطع الرؤوس والمفاصل المرخية
واهدم الشرق على اصحابه
افتح صندوق ابي فلا ارى
إلا دراويش ومولوية
وقصة الزير على حصانه
وعاطلين يشربون القهوة التركية
اسحب سيفي غاضبا
واقتل المعلقات العشر...والألفية
واقتل الكهوف والدفوف
والأضرحة الغبية
افتح تاريخ ابي
افتح ايام ابي
ارى الذي ليس يرى
ادعية مدائح دينية
اوعية حشائش طبية
ادوية للقدرة الجنسية
ابحث عن معرفة تنفعني
ابحث عن كتابة
تخص هذا العصر ..او تخصني
فلا ارى حولي سوى..
رمل وجاهلية
ارفض ميراث ابي ..
وارفض الثوب الذي البسني
وارفض العلم الذي علمني
وكل ما اورثني
من عقد جنسية
ارفض الف ليلة..
والقمقم العجيب والمارد
والسجادة السحرية..
ارفض سيف الدولة المغرور
والقصائد الذليلة الغبية

نزار قباني

كلمة حق: أنا اذ وضعت هذه القصيدة هنا فاني لا أعني بها أبي الحقيقي لأنه كان رجلاً عظيماً وأفخر بما علمني


ahmedzakaria said...

بس في قافية تكررت مرتين وبينهما اقل من ستة ابيات
وده غلط في الشعر :P:P:P

معلش منا لازم اعترض برضه

Raouf said...

I understand the feelings behind this poem of wanting to destroy all the false and useless myths perpetrated in the psyche of the East.
But I cannot agree with the general tone of it, it is another form of extremist "all or nothing" which too has been taught to us and which we must refuse. The poem suffers from one of the defects it claims to want to destroy.
This duality of East versus West, Pious versus Materialistic, Good versus Bad is something that is time to look at more closely and put behind us once and for all.

Instead of wholesale rejection, why not look at each thing independently of where it came from and who is trying to push it?
We don't need a certificate of provenance to look and discuss ideas and concepts, and we certainly don't need authority whether from East or West.
Examining those aspects of life and education that we have been spoon fed (again both from the East AND from the West) and we have also been spoon fed the uncritical acceptance of the traditional views as the absolute wisdom.

I think that this blog has been very good at exposing many of the idiocies of the so-called common sense.
But there are also aspects that were instilled either in the East or West that are precious but they cannot be talked about because of their ineffable nature. They cannot be quantified, they cannot be measured, yet they are essential.

Ghawayesh said...

Zak, when Qabbany talks, we can only shut it and listen.

Raouf, great words of wisdom. But I was caught in a moment of blind anger when I posted.

All the best to you both.

magdi said...

يا شرق فيك جو منور والفكر ضلام
وفيك حراره ياخساره وبرود اجسام
فيك تسعميت مليون زلمه لكن اغنام
لا بالمسيح عرفو مقامهم ولا بالاسلام
هي الشموس بتخلي الروس كداهو بتنجان !

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