Sunday, October 19, 2008

Rim Banna - Faris Odeh
ريم بنا – فارس عودة
Fares Odeh

Faris Odeh is the name of a fifteen year old boy who was killed by Israeli forces in Gaza during the Second Intifada in the year 2000 for throwing rocks at tanks. He is the boy pictured in this iconic picture:

المتصفح الذي لديك لايدعم مشغل الأغاني. دبر حالك و روح نزل البرنامج أو .<A HREF="">اضغط هنا</A> لسماع الأغنية.

Rim Banna - Fares Odeh

The butterfly will carry you to the back of a cloud
The gazelle will run with you to a hollow of sycamore
The scent of bread and will carry you, a martyr, to the embrace of your mother
The star said to him, "take me to the courtyard of my house"
"Take me to the mattress of my slumber"

Sleepiness climbed up my sides
And sat down in my head
The Gazan boy spoke to his shadow

In the mother's heart is a hiding place for her children and her sadness
In the mother's embrace and her heart
The bereaved mother has a heart of milk and glass
The father who's lost his son has a heart of tears with which he lights the lamp

ريم بنا – فارس عودة

ستحملك الفراشة إلى ظهر غيمة
ستجري بك الغزالة إلى جوف جميزة
ستحملك رائحة الخبز والحليب شهيداً إلى حضن أمك

قالت له النجمة خذني إلى صحن داري
خذني إلى فراش نومي

لقد تسلق النعاس أطرافي
وتربع في جوف رأسي
خاطب الفتى الغزي ظله

في قلب الأم مخابئ لأطفالها وحزنها في حضن الأم وقلبها
للمرأة الثكلى قلب من حليب وزجاج
للأب المفجوع قلب من دمع يضيء به السراج


Anonymous said...

thanks alotttttttttttttttt i adore this song and i wanted the lyrics :)

John Mureiko said...

Hi, I think there is a mispelled word in the arabic. I am trying to use to learn Palestinian dialect, and you have صحن for "courtyard". صحن should mean "plate". What is the correct spelling?