Sunday, December 05, 2010

The house is near

That house's near to mine that grows
farther from one who's far from it.

I saw the feast & found it ugly; seeing
no one drunk; though people throng,

with you out of sight,
I can’t make out a one.

Abu Nuwas

يا قريب الدار من داري و قد
زاد في البعد على من بعدا

فد شهدت العيد فاستسمجته
ذاك ان لم تك فيمن شهدا

حوالي الناس كأني لا ارى
منهم اذ غبت عني احدا

ابو نواس