Kazem Al-Saher - Granada غرناطة (English translation)

English translation

Grenada

at the gate of Alhambra 1 we've met.. how delightful it is to meet by chance!
 
at the gate of Alhambra we've met.. how delightful it is to meet by chance!
 
dark eyes, how beautiful they are. like the candle in a christmas night
 
are you Spanish? I asked her. She said: and I was born in Grenada
 
Grenada, has woken up after a seven-centuries sleep in those eyes
 
Grenada, has woken up after a seven-centuries sleep in those eyes
 
at the gate of Alhambra we've met
 
how strange is history, how it brought me back to a beautiful brunette from my grandchildren
 
and I saw our old house, and my room where my mother put my pillow
 
she walked with me and her hair was gasping behind her 2 like a wheat 3 that was left without reaping
 
she said 'here's Alhambra, the pride of our grandfathers, read my glories on its walls'
 
her glories, and she wiped a bleeding wound, and she wiped another wound in my heart
 
at the gate of Alhambra we've met
 
and I walked like a child behind my guide and history like ashes behind me
 
if only my beautiful heir realised that whom she meant were my grandfathers
 
I embraced a man named Tariq Bin Ziyad* as I bid her farewell
 
at the gate of Alhambra we've met
 
  • 1. the castle in Grenada
  • 2. it's an implication of how long her hair is
  • 3. her hair is similar to wheat in length and colour
You're free to use any of my translations. Please refer to the link every time you do so.
Cheers
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
لك الحرية في استخدام ترجماتي كيفما شئت مكان طالما وضعت الرابط لها
Submitted by Toot_v on Sun, 21/01/2018 - 19:56
Added in reply to request by millah
Last edited by Toot_v on Sat, 27/01/2018 - 18:11
Arabic

Granada غرناطة

Comments