Category Archives: John Donne

البلبل والوردة The Nightingale and the Rose

   ايها الناقوس رِنَ… رنَ… رنَ رنّم… رنّم… رنّم الا ان الرنة الضائعة هي الرنة .التي تقرع في قلبي   *لقد صار قلبي، لا، ليس قارة *وليس مرعى لغزلان وليس بيتا لاوثان أوكعبة طائف فلقد صار مجرّة وصار هذا الكون الذي … Continue reading

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The Rose and the Nightingale

Ring… Ring… Ring The bells do Toll Ding…ding…ding But the missing beat is the one  Ringing in my heart. My heart has become Not a continent,* Not the pasture of gazelles,** No, not a temple or a mosque or a … Continue reading

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Never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee and for Syria

This morning my sorrow for Syria can only be assuaged by the great English poet and writer John Donne. I am choosing the following extracts from his Meditation: Alisar Iram

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