If



If

Written by :
Abdallah Mahdy Abdallah
Translated by :
Hassan Hegazy Hassan
( Egypt)

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The girls fall madly around “The Bold". The festival became so crowded with those were wishing to be one of the beautiful belles. I started gathering all the information about “The Bold and the Beautiful” ladies but I failed to know what deserved all this autumnal fall.

..

I moved the TV pointer towards “The Bold and his beautiful ladies” leaving the main newsletter I always tight to watch.  All that distinguishes “The Bold” is those cold kisses for his fans and artificial sexual acrobats for them. After few episodes, I got bored of “The Bold and his beautiful ladies”, I moved my TV pointer to my beloved, the main bulletin, my keenness on  watching   it “ what "Al-Sharif" declared in a new form for it, created by a group of the news sector, and it was surprising that it contained several scenes.

The first scene
Crowds of different groups of people, began to rupture the child, "Muhammad Al-Durra," and (Nizar Qabbani ) whose vocal cords swelled from his loud shouting at them, the child was cut into pieces .
They went on beating Nizar who was shouting:
“The summary of the issue
Can be summarized in a phrase
We have worn the crust of the civilization
And the spirit is pagan (1)

Cut

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The second scene

The various sects of the nation stood up with bowing heads, and one individual passed by them, spreading his left palm, slapping each of them on his (neck), and when each one of them felt the sting of the slap, he looked at him with a foolish smile except (Naguib Sorour) did not bend his head and cried in the crowd:
(Oh country, you don’t want to be  disgusted  of  honey
Sitting in it
Sleeping in it
Living in it (2)
Everyone turned towards the shouting idiotically, mocking  and   laughing  ..

cut

The third scene

Small coffins sweep over the city, accompanied by the wailing of mothers and the crying of the mourners, (Kazem Al-Saher) comes out from among the mourners praising the “Mawal of Baghdad” and when he arrived in his intonation to:
(Baghdad, Oh ! The chant of bracelets and jewelry
O the store of light and spectra) (3)
The children came out of their coffins singing with "Kazem" ... The mourners were affected and all chanted:
 (Before the sweet meeting ... You were my love
And will stay after I go) “4”

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cut

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The Fourth scene

Various crowds were lying on the ground, and a stone cake (5) was put on the stomach of each of them, and (Najla) stood (6) and threw the stone cake away  from  its  back  and shouted :
-Where are you, Saber (7)?!
-Where are you?!
Tired, he replied among the crowds: Here.. Here, Naglaa.

She ran to him ... threw the cake and yelled at  him :
- Wake up.. Wake up.
-What happened?
-The wolf will devour “Sarah”.
 -Do not be afraid .. Do not be afraid.
-How?!
Sarah” got used to “suckling the milk of death” ... and he shouted in the crowd
“Sarah” was used to suckling the milk of death.
Attention..  Throw the stone cakes away from their stomachs.. They stood straight..
They shouted:
 -"Sarah" used to suckle the milk of death.

I was impressed by this remarkable development of the newsletter, I felt a breakthrough, the next day I was ready to watch it, and it was as it was, and the first news of it was the dismissal of all the news sector, I switched off my television forever, and then I went back to reviving Al Samar councils in my village.

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Margins:
1-The seventh volume from the poem “Margins on the Setback Book 1967 AD,” p. 5, “Nizar Qabbani Mukhtarat” April 7, 1999 AD, book in (Al-Ahram) newspaper .
2-From the play “Menen Ajeeb Nass”, Dar Al-Thaqafa Al-Jadidah, Cairo 1976 AD, by Naguib Sorour .
3- The Stone Cake” poem by Amal Dunqul, The Book of Exodus (The Song of the Stone Cake), p. 52: p. 59), The Family Library.
 4-From “Mawal Baghdad” Nizar Qabbani, p. 10, book in the newspaper, Al-Ahram, April 7, 1999 AD.

4-Naglaa Muharram ..  A storyteller with a collection of stories entitled (Awake).
Poet Dr. Saber Abdel-Dayem : His poem "Sara breastfeeds the milk of death”."5-
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Submitted by Hegazyhhh on December 05, 2020

Modified on March 05, 2023

3:38 min read
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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAXX X X CXDEXFF C GHIIID C EHBXXX C JKEB XXXBXXGLXJL X XKKHX XL
Characters 4,132
Words 726
Stanzas 14
Stanza Lengths 5, 1, 1, 7, 1, 6, 1, 6, 1, 4, 11, 1, 5, 2

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