Friday, January 21, 2011

1001 Inventions and The Library of Secrets

هِيلاَ هِيلاَ يا مَطَرْ

Seems that rain is a source of inspiration to many people around the world, and not only me! .. It was raining here in Cairo this week, and this time I didn't miss it :D..

That was enough to cheer me up again (regardless of those *comic* stuff we hear or see in the news these days).. Cause, yes, it's true that after every rainfall must come a rainbow :).. 

O Allah! Show us the truth, and give us the strength to follow it..

هِيلاَ هِيلاَ يا مَطَرْ
اِغْسِلي اوْراق الشَجَرْ
الحُلْم مثْل الوَرْد يكْبَرْ
والهِلالْ يصْبَحْ قَمَرْ
اُدْخُلِي بِيُوت القَصَبْ
واسْقِي أزْهار الغَضَبْ
وخَبِّرِي دَمْعِةْ بِلادِي
إنّ ماسِحْهَا حَضَرْ
قَطْرةْ قطْرَة عَ الدُرُوبْ
غَنِّي لِعْطَش القُلُوبْ
وما تْخافِي السَحابْ يا حرة
الصَفْو مِنْ بَعْد الكدَرْ
ضُمِّينِي وبِلِّي لِي رِيقِي
وغَطِّي بِلْحافِكْ رَفِيقِي
مَهْمَا عَثَّرْنِي طَرِيقِي
المَسِيرَةْ تَسْتمرّ

Come down O Rain!
Wash the trees' leaves
A dream - just like a rose - grows
And the crescent becomes a full moon
Enter the huts and shanty towns
And water the flowers of anger
And inform my country's tears
That the one who is going to wipe them has arrived
Drop by drop on the paths
Sing for the hearts' thirst
And do not fear the clouds O free land
Good times always follow the bad ones
Embrace me and quench my thirst 
And cover with your blanket my companion 
No matter how many times I fall
The journey will continue

Song by: Hamza Namira

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Be What You Must

I have journeyed endless miles
Seen many harbors,
Where I took rest awhile
On this boat called ‘near & far’,
To be what you must,
You must give up what you are

Only on a wind of hope my heart sailed
Braving mystic oceans to arrive
Those who do not leave
And choose to stay…
Barely survive

Be you dust; or be you star
To be what you must
Just reach out for what you are
And though you’ve traveled many roads
There’s but one way, and that’s the one you chose

Song for: Yusuf Islam
Album: Roadsinger (2009)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I've Missed The Rain!!!

People would usually miss the train.. Miss the bus.. Miss the appointment.. But, me... Oh me!!
I've missed the RAIN!!!! :'( :'(
It has rained where I live, but it didn't where I work!! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the streets so wet. 

For the whole last five years, I've been arguing with everyone, and saying "Oh, come on! It's not that far, anyway!!". OK, now I admit it.. It's a far distance.. A loooooong distance!!

How strange! Sobhan Allah!! Today, I was looking at the sky from my office's windows; and it was so clear, and very sunny! And I wondered, "When would it rain!".. 

And the strangest, is that deep down, somehow, I was expecting that! I expected to miss the rain.. And that is not a good sign.. Not good at all!.. Cause lately almost all my expectations became a truth.. And they weren't happy ones!

Now, all what I can do is to keep praying for rain...
How yearning am I for rain...