We are passing these days on the anniversary of the glorious and immortal October victory, the day that every Egyptian and Arab regained his stolen dignity, and Egypt returned to its land, its olives, and its turquoise. The great poet Salah Abdel-Sabour wrote a poem for the first Egyptian soldier who raised the flag of Egypt on the land of Sinai.
The poem says:
We compliment you, when I rise above the white screen,
Your face covers the flag
and raise your hand,
to fly in the distance of the sun,
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But this face was shown, then hidden.
I only hinted at your Zahra smile and eyes
The screen did not announce to us an epithet or a name for you
But, how did the name there contain you?
And you are in your greatest moment
It turned into a meaning, such as the meaning of love, the meaning of goodness, the meaning of light, the meaning of the supreme power.
And you are in the arena of eternity, between the shadow of God and the possessions
You see, you create a verse, and you write a history
See you, you are as close as you can be
To the extent of the sun and the spheres
you remind me,
I mentioned the mortals and the simple people like me
Their torment was the love of this wandering knowledge in the storms
And the fear that life will pass, did not return to his hate
And here he is again failing in the air
Salah Abdel-Sabour Al-Sharqawi, the pioneer of modern poetry
Salah Abdel-Sabour, is Mohamed Salah El-Din Abdel-Sabour Youssef El-Hawatky, born on May 3, 1931 in the city of Zagazig, in Sharqia, and he is one of the most important pioneers of the Arab free poetry movement and one of the symbols of Arab modernity. , especially in his play “The Tragedy of Al-Hallaj”, and he has many important works, such as The Tragedy of Al-Hallaj, After the King Dies, Laila and Majnun, the collections I Tell You, Dreams of the Old Knight, and other public works. Salah Abdel-Sabour died on August 14, 1981.
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