Thursday, March 29, 2012

Some people, we love them; البعض نحبهم


Thanks Marwa & Khathleen for the inspiration




من روائع جبران خليل جبران

البعض نحبهم

لكن لا نقترب منهم
فهم في البعد أحلى

وهم في البعد أرقى
وهم في البعد أغلى
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والبعض نحبهم

ونسعى كي نقترب منهم

ونتقاسم تفاصيل الحياة معهم

ويؤلمنا الابتعاد عنهم
ويصعب علينا تصور الحياة حين تخلو منهم
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والبعض نحبهم

ونتمنى أن نعيش حكاية جميله معهم

ونفتعل الصدف لكي نلتقي بهم
ونختلق الأسباب كي نراهم

ونعيش في الخيال أكثر من الواقع معهم
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والبعض نحبهم

لكن بيننا وبين أنفسنا فقط

فنصمت برغم الم الصمت

فلا نجاهر بحبهم حتى لهم لان العوائق كثيرة

والعواقب مخيفه ومن الأفضل لنا ولهم أن تبقى

الأبواب بيننا وبينهم مغلقه
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والبعض نحبهم

فنملأ الأرض بحبهم ونحدث الدنيا عنهم

ونثرثر بهم في كل الأوقات

ونحتاج إلى وجودهم  كالماء  والهواء

ونختنق في غيابهم أو الابتعاد عنهم
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والبعض نحبهم

لأننا لا نجد سواهم

وحاجتنا إلى الحب تدفعنا نحوهم

فالأيام تمضي

والعمر ينقضي

والزمن لا يقف

ويرعبنا بأن نبقى بلا رفيق

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والبعض نحبهم

لان مثلهم لا يستحق سوى الحب

ولا نملك أمامهم سوى أن نحب

فنتعلم منهم أشياء جميله

ونرمم معهم أشياء كثيرة

ونعيد طلاء الحياة من جديد
ونسعى صادقين كي نمنحهم بعض السعادة
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والبعض نحبهم

لكننا لا نجد صدى لهذا الحب في

قلوبهــم

فننهار و ننكسر

و نتخبط في حكايات فاشلة

فلا نكرههم

ولا ننساهم

ولا نحب سواهم

ونعود نبكيهم بعد كل محاوله فاشلة
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 والبعض نحبهم
ويبقى فقط أن يحبوننا
مثلما نحبهم


By Gebran Khalil Gebran

Some people, we love them;
but we don’t get near them
because, from far, they are more seductive,
from far, they are more noble
from far, they are more precious.
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Some people, we love them,
we do anything to be close to them,
we do everything to share every detail of our life with them,
it hurts to stay away from them,
it is impossible to imagine our life without them.
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Some people, we love them,
we wish to live a beautiful story with them,
we come up with circumstances just to bump into them,
we come up with excuses just to see them,
we live a fantasy with them.
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Some people, we love them,
but we keep it a secret to ourselves,
so we remain silent, even if it burns us,
we don’t declare our love, because the obstacles are numerous,
and the consequences are frightening,
and it is best for us that the door stays shut between us.
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Some people, we love them,
we fill the earth with their love and we speak about them to the world,
we constantly whisper their name,
we need their presence… like water…like air,
we suffocate when they are not around.
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Some people, we love them,
because they are available,
and our need to be loved pulls us to them,
because time flies, we age, and it scares us to stay without a companion.
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Some people, we love them,
because they deserve nothing but to be loved,
we learn from them,
we build with them,
we paint the color of life with them,
we do everything to keep them happy.
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Some people, we love them,
but they don’t love us back,
so we break and fall,
we never forget them,
we love no one but them,
and we cry them over again, every time we fail to win their love.
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Some people, we love them,
we just wait until they see us,
until they love us in return,
until they love us as much as we love them.


Translation from Arabic @ 
MirellaMcCracken's Blog

4 comments:

  1. Adil:

    Isn't this poem a beautiful sentiment expressed. I'd like to think I can be inspiring and uplifting for others, yes.

    Thank you, truly.

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  2. And I love that photo by the way -- perfect/perfection.

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  3. Kathleen...
    Since I got the photo from your links..
    I was searching for a text to compliment..
    As how Gibran make it reflections all around one word..
    It was the Motion of Peotry expressed..!

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  4. Yes, the motion of poetry expressed -- so very beautiful and heartwarming.

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