دع الأوطان واغترب — Leave The Country And Be A Stranger!

 

مَا فِي المُقَامِ لِذِي عَقْلٍ وَذِي أَدَبٍ

مِنْ َراحَـــةٍ فَدَعِ الأوطَانَ واغْتَرِبِ

سَـــافِرْ تَجِدْ عِوَضًا عَمَّنْ تُفَارِقُـــــــــهُ

وانصَبْ فإنَّ لَذِيْذَ العَيْش في النَصَبِ

إنــي رأيت ركود المــاء يُفْسِــــــــــدُهُ

إن سَاحَ طَابَ وَإِن لَمْ يَجْرِ لَمْ يَطِبِ

والأُسْدُ لَوْلا فِرَاقُ الغَابِ ما افْتَرَسَتْ

والسَهْـمُ لولا فِرَاقُ القَوْسِ لَمْ يُصِبِ

والشَمْسُ لَوْ وَقَفَتْ في الفُلْكِ دَائِمَةً

لمَلَّـهَا الناسُ مِنْ عُجْــمٍ ومن عَــرَبِ

والـتِبْــر كالـتُـرْب مُلْقًـى في أمَاكِنِــهِ

والعُوْدِ في أَرْضِـهِ نَوْعٌ مِنَ الحَطَـبِ

فإن تَـغَـرَّب هـذا عَـزَّ مَطْلَبُـــهُ

وإن تَغَرَّبَ ذَاكَ عَزَّ كَالذَّهَبِ

No solace in the staying for the bright-minded and the educated, so leave the country and be a stranger

Travel, you’d be recompensed for what you leave behind. Stand fast, evolve, fight, for with those life becomes tasteful

I saw water spoiled out of stagnancy. It flows and it stays good, it stays and spoiled it becomes

A lion, staying in its den means no prey to prey on. And an arrow will not hit the target unless it leaves the bow

As for the sun, stopping the orbit forever means getting bored of the Arabs and Non-Arabs

The gold dust in a gold mine is just like scattered dirt, and the incense in its origin is no better than firewood

But once the gold dust departs the mine, it becomes a thing of high demand

And when the incense leaves its origin, it becomes a thing of gold value

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