لَو تطلُُبَ البحرَ .. فى عينيكَ أسكُبُهُ
If you ask for the sea, in your eyes, I spill

أو تطلُبَ الشمسَ .. فى كفّيْكَ أرميهـا
Or if you ask for the sun, in your hands I throw

أنـا أحـبـُّكَ فــوقَ الغَـيـمِ أكـتـُـبـُهــا
I Love You. Over the clouds I write

و للعصافـير , و الأشجار… أحكـيهـا
And to birds and trees, I tell

أنـا أحـبـكَ فـوقَ الـمـَـاءِ أنقـُُشُـهــا
I Love You. Over the water I carve

و للعناقـيدِ … و الأقـداحِ … أسْقِـيهـا
And to bunches and glasses I let drink

أنـا أحـبـكَ يـا سَـيْـفـَـاً أسـالَ دَمِــى
I Love You. O, sword that shed my blood

يـَا قـِصَّـةً لـَسْـتُ أدرى … ما أسَمِّيها
O, story that I don’t know what name to give

أنـا أحـبـكَ . حـَاوِِل أن تـُسـاعِـدَنى
I Love You. Try to help me

فــإنَّ مَــنْ بَــدَأ المَـأسَــاةَ يُـنـهـِيـهـــا
Because he who started the tragedy, should finish

وَ إنَّ مَـنْ فـَتـَـحَ الأبـْوَابَ يُغـلِـقهـا
And he who opened the doors, should close

و مَـنْ أشْـعَـلَ الـنِّـيـرَانَ … يُـطـفـِيهَا
And he who set the fire, should put out.

Nizar Qabbani (via qasaweh)

Anonymous asked:

What does bil mil bish mean?

Bilmishmish (بالمشمش) or filmishmish (في المشمش) is an Arabic term meaning “in the time of the apricots” or “when the apricots bloom”, which is taken nonliterally to mean the equivalent of the English phrases “wishful thinking” or “when pigs fly.”

remikanazi:

For 72 hours, Israel continued to occupy Gaza, kept a siege in place, & controlled the air/border/sea. That is a “ceasefire.” Palestinians in Gaza aren’t “ruining” anything. Israel is ruining lives, taking lives and punishing 1.8 million people in an open air prison. There are human beings under those bombs. No shelters. No domes. Just impact on flesh and bones. 

openlyawesome:

Here’s the timeline:
Israel blames Hamas for the kidnapping of 3 teenage Israeli settlers in the West Bank
Israel unleashes a violent operation in the West Bank arresting hundreds and killing a dozen Palestinians, and hits some targets in Gaza, claiming it’s searching for the missing settlers
Then, Israel finds the settlers bodies, admits it knew the settlers were killed all along and lied about it, and the search-and-rescue operation was a sham, now vows to avenge their murders and incites violence against Palestinians. Still blames Hamas
Israel continues its assault and expands it into the current genocide in Gaza killing 1600, injuring 8000 and displacing a quarter of the population of Gaza
Then, Israel admits it knew all along that Hamas wasn’t responsible for the kidnapping-killing of the settlers
Now:
All parties agree to a 72-hour ceasefire.
Israel accuses Hamas of capturing a soldier during the ceasefire. Hamas denies it.
Israel breaks the ceasefire and shells entire neighborhoods, killing hundreds of Palestinians more.
Then, Israel admits that the soldier was not captured
Israel is abhorrent.

openlyawesome:

Here’s the timeline:

  • Israel blames Hamas for the kidnapping of 3 teenage Israeli settlers in the West Bank
  • Israel unleashes a violent operation in the West Bank arresting hundreds and killing a dozen Palestinians, and hits some targets in Gaza, claiming it’s searching for the missing settlers
  • Then, Israel finds the settlers bodies, admits it knew the settlers were killed all along and lied about it, and the search-and-rescue operation was a sham, now vows to avenge their murders and incites violence against Palestinians. Still blames Hamas
  • Israel continues its assault and expands it into the current genocide in Gaza killing 1600, injuring 8000 and displacing a quarter of the population of Gaza
  • Then, Israel admits it knew all along that Hamas wasn’t responsible for the kidnapping-killing of the settlers

Now:

  • All parties agree to a 72-hour ceasefire.
  • Israel accuses Hamas of capturing a soldier during the ceasefire. Hamas denies it.
  • Israel breaks the ceasefire and shells entire neighborhoods, killing hundreds of Palestinians more.
  • Then, Israel admits that the soldier was not captured

Israel is abhorrent.