We love life whenever we can.
We dance and throw up a minaret or raise palm trees for the violets growing between two martyrs.
We love life whenever we can.
We steal a thread from a silk-worm to weave a sky and a fence for our journey.
We open the garden gate for the Jasmine to walk into the street as a beautiful day.
We love life whenever we can.
Wherever we settle we grow fast-growing plants, wherever we end we harvest a murdered man.
We blow into the flute the color of far away, of far away, we draw on the dust in the passage the neighing of a horse.
And we write our names in the form of stones. Lightning brightens the night for us, brighten the night a little.
We love life whenever we can. (Darwish)
وَنَحْنُ نُحِبُّ الحَيَاةَ إذَا مَا اسْتَطَعْنَا إِلَيْهَا سَبِيلاَ
وَنَرْقُصُ بَيْنَ شَهِيدْينِ نَرْفَعُ مِئْذَنَةً لِلْبَنَفْسَجِ بَيْنَهُمَا أَوْ نَخِيلاَ

نُحِبُّ الحَيَاةَ إِذَا مَا اسْتَطَعْنَا إِلَيْهَا سَبِيلاَ
وَنَسْرِقُ مِنْ دُودَةِ القَزِّ خَيْطاً لِنَبْنِي سَمَاءً لَنَا وَنُسَيِّجَ هَذَا الرَّحِيلاَ
وَنَفْتَحُ بَابَ الحَدِيقَةِ كَيْ يَخْرُجَ اليَاسَمِينُ إِلَى الطُّرُقَاتِ نَهَاراً جَمِيلاَ
نُحِبُّ الحَيَاةَ إِذَا مَا اسْتَطَعْنَا إِلَيْهَا سَبِيلاَ

وَنَزْرَعُ حَيْثُ أَقمْنَا نَبَاتاً سَريعَ النُّمُوِّ , وَنَحْصدْ حَيْثُ أَقَمْنَا قَتِيلاَ
وَنَنْفُخُ فِي النَّايِ لَوْنَ البَعِيدِ البَعِيدِ , وَنَرْسُمُ فَوْقَ تُرابِ المَمَرَّ صَهِيلاَ
وَنَكْتُبُ أَسْمَاءَنَا حَجَراً ’ أَيُّهَا البَرْقُ أَوْضِحْ لَنَا اللَّيْلَ ’ أَوْضِحْ قَلِيلاَ
نُحِبُّ الحَيَاةَ إِذا مَا اسْتَطَعْنَا إِلَيْهَا سَبِيلا…


2 thoughts on “Children of Gaza, Palestine :And we love life when we can…ونحن نحب الحياه متى استطعنا اليها سبيلا
  1. This is so beautiful and tears rise in my eyes.

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