Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Voor De Nachtegaal In Het Ei

(pic as posty below not from me)

Voor De Nachtegaal In Het Ei

Je bent niet de kalk
niet de verschrikkelijke stilte.
Je bent vogel, je bent nachtegaal.
En morgen, als je snavel zich zal spannen
zal je het duister verbreken,
deze boeien
die je omringen als een hand.
Dan zal je de hemel bezitten.

Je hoeft alleen maar de kalk te breken.
Daarna zal alles komen:
vleugels en kooien
en de les van het bittere leven.
Je moet jezelf leren geen hoogvlieger te zijn.
Durf te vallen met gebroken vleugels.

Je zult vaak, vaak de lucht verliezen
om te eten, te drinken
te slapen
te huilen.
Omdat de hemel jouw tranen niet aanvaardt
valt de regen naar beneden op de aarde.

Je moet
de hemel verlaten, op zoek naar liefde
want de hemel geeft geen liefde
geeft geen takken
geeft geen nesten.

De harde wind zal je ver weg doen waaien,
zal je veren plukken.
Maar wees niet bang,
want de wind zal gaan liggen
en je veren zullen weer aangroeien.
Je zult moe worden van de droge woestijnlucht
en zij zal je een andere lucht geven.
Je zult dorst hebben.

Je zult moe zijn
maar dit alles is makkelijk,
want de lucht zal zich overgeven als je hoger vliegt
en de bomen zullen schijnen

je zult achtervolgd worden door roofvogels.
Door de vos en de slang zal je niet goed slapen.
Maar ze zullen je niet vangen,
want aan het eind heb je vleugels.

Maar waar moet je bang voor zijn?
Voor wanhoop,
voor de mens,
die je in een kooi vangen om te huilen.

Vogel, vergeet niet
om jezelf te leren vliegen met gebroken vleugels
met een gebroken hart.
Vergeet niet
om jezelf te leren vliegen achter tralies.

Rodhan Al-Khalidi
For the nightingale in the egg

You are not the lime
not the terrible silence.
You are bird, you are nightingale.
And tomorrow, when your beak will tighten
you will break the darkness,
these shackles
who surround you like a hand.
Then you will possess heaven.

You only have to break the lime.
After that all will come:
wings and cages
and the lesson of the bitter life.
You have to teach yourself to ‘be not a genius’.
Dare to fall with broken wings.

You will often, often loose the air
to eat, to drink
to sleep
to cry.
Because heaven does not accept your tears
rain will fall down on earth.

You must
leave heaven, in search for love
because heaven gives no love
gives no branches
gives no nests.

The hard wind will blow you far away,
will pluck your feathers.
But dont be scared,
because the wind will drop
and your feathers will grow again.
You will get tired of the dry dessert-air
and she will give you different air.
You will be thirsty.

You will be tired
but these things will be easy,
because the air will surrender if you fly higher
and the trees will shine.

You will be haunted by birds of prey.
Through fox and snake you will sleep bad.
But they wont catch you,
because at the end you have wings.

For what do you have to be afraid?
For despair,
for humans
who capture you in a cage to cry.

Bird, dont forget
to teach yourself to fly with broken wings
with a broken heart.
Dont forget
to teach yourself to fly behind bars.


Rodhan Al-Khalidi is asylum seeker from Irak who lives in the Netherlands. He started to write poems with a computer and dictonaries while waiting on a ‘staying permit’. He learned dutch that way. And since he can only write when he has nothing to do he had plenty of time because when waiting on that you are not allowed to do anything. This poem is from "Voor de nachtegaal in het ei". I read on internet his ‘staying permitted’ is denied and he has to go back to Irak. The cruel rules of Sweet Netherlands!

The translation is again only to give an idea and is without poetic intentions. Dont forget to download the mp3 of the nightingale i just downloaded it when i read the poem.

Wish i could "sing" but i feel hopeless *cripple in language. And even more in English! So much to learn..


Anonymous *.* said...

can't wait to see what your new posty is.. now i can sleep.. together with thoughts of you playing your guitar.. mmm.... *kisss

i'll look later for the updated translation.

4:26 AM  
Blogger Ambres said...

lol well you should not let it disturb your dreams! heee i better make a sleeping song next time hehe Well translation is on but brrr when you start to write you know what you miss! lol (thats a remark about myself of course) and i should write more to know that for sure 8D


12:09 AM  
Anonymous atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohhh now that i read about the author.. made me look for a second time at the poem... and found its deeper meaning..

12:38 AM  
Anonymous "flash" dreamer said...

hehe name^ lol.. see you should finish that posty hon... and tssk the comments link of that cool illusion pic is 404

1:53 PM  
Blogger Ambres said...

You mean the fun pic? its working here hmm

ok il try to fin that other posty

2:35 PM  
Anonymous *.* said...

honey they dont want me to go home.. waaahhh...

so hmp! if you dont want me to.. i'll open my pc! bwahaha... heee 8)

lol word verification is.. "iavepu" see!!!

12:22 AM  
Blogger Ambres said...

Tsssk They should, let me talk to the boss!! *sir &&^%$*#_* lol pesky bosses.. but can you get online with the comp? eh msn? or Yahoo? hehe

Malaki Kissssssssssssssssssss

12:28 AM  
Anonymous *.* said...

ohhh they blocked that here brr.. only can go to search boxes.. not even mail can be opened! brrr miss you .... sniff

12:32 AM  
Blogger Ambres said...

Funny the connection goes by US how much do you have already? Can i silently sms you? or is your phone off?

Dont trow pellets at the boss your too old for that! hehe

a quick Malliit kiss

12:34 AM  
Blogger Ambres said...

And I Miss You! reading your sweet letters.. So sweet and wonderfull

now before i get to open on this blog..

kisssssssss *.*

12:38 AM  
Blogger Ambres said...

You know they still have flagrance on them?


12:40 AM  
Anonymous *.* said...

ohh do they? hihi

now here again still calling brrr well today i had eh mmm 7! and our grou won! woeha.. about to go home now .. i'll get my free breakfast first... (hope its not the same as yesterday) ehk!

1:21 AM  
Anonymous *.* said...

honey are you home? im about to leave work.. but i'll meet mel at 9am. im gonna be online in between. be at the cafe at about 30mins to 1 hour. meet me at.. hmm.. you know where 8) kisss

11:26 PM  
Blogger Ambres said...

Hee just back again removing the spinters from my hands tsssk lol i open all my messengers!

kissssssses back CU soon!

11:59 PM  
Anonymous d[*c*,]b said...

lol.. all your messangers? tssk there is one my colleague discovered ivideocaht something lol.. he was on that while calliong! no wonder he got so much calls.. eh inspiring? lol..

but hmm hon i wanna go home now tssk.. no OT today! ahhhhh they cant make me! hihi *kisss

10:57 PM  
Blogger Ambres said...

lol slsk msn yahoo sms eh eh well there are more of course. If you have the time can you send me a mail?

kissssssss for my hardworking Babe!

11:03 PM  

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