If you walked the street..

إن مشيت على شارع-محمود درويش

إن مشيت على شارع لا يؤدي إلي هاوية ؛ قل لمن يجمعون

القمامة شكراً

If you walked on a street that does not lead you to an abyss. Say to those who gather the rubbish, thank you.

إن رجعت إلى البيت حيّاً كما ترجع القافية بلا خلل قل لنفسك شكراً

If you returned home alive just as a prosody flows without any disruption, say to yourself, thank you.

إن توقعت شيئاً وخانك حدسك فاذهب غداً لترى أين كنت وقل للفراشة شكراً

If you were expecting something and your gut feelings betrayed you. Go into tomorrow and see where you once were, and say to the butterflies in your stomach, thank you.

إن صرخت بكل قواك ورد عليك الصدى من هناك ؟ فقل للهويّة شكراً

If you screamed with all your force and your echo replied, who is there? Say to identity, thank you.

إن نظرت إلى وردة دون أن توجعك وفرحت بها قل لقلبك شكراً

If you looked onto a rose without it harming you and were pleased by it. Say to your heart, thank you.

إن نهضت صباحاً ولم تجد الآخرين معك يفركون جفونك قل للبصيرة شكراً

If you arose in the morning and did not find anyone beside you as you rub your eyes, say to your eyesight, thank you.

إن تذكرت حرفاً من اسمك واسم بلادك كن ولداً طيباً

If you remembered a letter of your name or your country, then be a polite child.

ليقول لك الرب شكراً

So that your Lord can say to you, thank you.

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