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September 27, 2011 / trash

Īlyā abū Māḍī

Īlyā abū Māḍī (إيليا أبو ماضي)

b.1889-d.1957

The most influential , yet single (translated) piece, I have found written by Mādī is the following. I am still waiting a on a good picture worthy of the poet.

If he laments, the spirits are in his tears; if he
sings, love is in his strains.

He weeps with the exiled for his homeland; he joins
the grief-stricken in his tears…

He is the one who lives for others, while those who
misunderstand think he lives for himself.

-Ilyā ābu Mādī, The Poet (الشاعر)

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