Torture

When they torture your mother
plant a tree
When they torture your father
plant a tree
When they torture your brother
and your sister
plant a tree
When they assassinate
your leaders
and lovers
plant a tree
Whey they torture you
too bad
to talk
plant a tree.
When they begin to torture
the trees
and cut down the forest
they have made
start another.

by Alice Walker

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beginning to ending of this poem is very exclusive loving words- She lived unknown, and few could know When Lucy ceased to be; But she is in her grave, and, oh, The difference to me!
وإليكم اجتهادي في ترجمة الشعرِ بالشعرِ: ___________________________ ___________________________ ((يا لـهْـفَ نـفـسِي عَلَى غــادةٍ حَـسـنـاءْ)) • • • • قــدْ كـان مَـسكَــنُـها رُبُـوعَـاً عَـــذرَاءْ • قُـرْبَ ينابيعٍ لنهْرٍ سَمِيِّ طيْرٍ بالأجوَاءْ مَكـنُـونـةٌ ما انـبَـرَى لـمَـدْحِها شُعرَاءْ • ولا كلَـِفَ بحُـبّـها أحَـدٌ مِـن الـدَّهْـمَـاءْ حَكَـتْ بنفسَجـاً جَـاوَرَ صخْـرَ البيْـدَاءْ • شفَّتْ فجَمَالُها خفِيٌّ عَن أعيُنِ الرُّقـباءْ بَـتُـولٌ، سَمَتْ كنجْمَةٍ تلألأتْ بالعَلياءْ • فِـي لـيلَـةٍ عَــزَّ أن يُرَى لغيرِها سَناءْ وَحِيدةً قضَتْ حياتها مَغمُورَة الأنباءْ • مَـا دَرَى بـهَـا غـيْـر ثُـلَّـةٍ مِـن الأحيَاءْ قضَـتْ ـ وَا حَـرَّ قلبي ـ وَارَتْها أثرَاءْ • أعْرِفُها وهُم لا ، وليسَ الأمْرَانِ سَوَاءْ ◘◘ ترجمة بلـيْغ حـمْـدي ◘◘
She lived unknown, and few could know When Lucy ceased to be; But she is in her grave, and, oh, The difference to me! Too good
A Beautiful poem.............
Beautiful poem tinged with grief......
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