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Posted on January 16, 2011
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Name Ahmad Ismail Mansour  
أحمد إسماعيل منصور
Year of Birth 1928
Interviewed By     Rakan Mahmoud   
Duration 263 Minutes
Interview Date March 14, 2010
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Posted by طارق منصور on May 23, 2011 #134645

الله يعطيك الصحة وطول العمر الك
وان شاء الله كلنا بنرجع اليها

همسة كتاب للأحبة رقيقه من خاطر يهوى القصائد والاشعار

هذا الوطن للمجد وجه طريقه واجب علينا نفرش الدرب بازهار

ذخر مشاريع الوطن بالدقيقه كثر الدقايق عندنا انجاز واعمار

بلادي البعيدة عنّي.. كقلبي!
بلادي القريبة مني.. كسجني!
لماذا أغنّي
مكاناً، ووجهي مكانْ؟
لماذا أغنّي

مساءٌ صغيرٌ على قريةٍ مهملة
وعيناك نائمتان
أعودُ ثلاثين عاماً
وخمس حروبٍ
وأشهدُ أنّ الزمانْ
يخبّئ لي سنبلة
يغنّي المغنّي
عن النار والغرباء
وكان المساءُ مساء
وكان المغنّي يغنّي
لماذا تغنّي؟
يردّ عليهم:
لأنّي أغنّي
وقد فتّشوا صدرهُ
فلم يجدوا غير قلبه
وقد فتّشوا قلبه
فلم يجدوا غير شعبه
وقد فتشوا صوته
فلم يجدوا غير حزنه
وقد فتّشوا حزنه
فلم يجدوا غير سجنه
وقد فتّشوا سجنه
فلم يجدوا غيرهم في القيود
وراء التّلال
ينامُ المغنّي وحيداً
وفي شهر آذار
تصعدُ منه الظلال

لطفل ينامُ على الزعفران؟
وفي طرف النوم خنجر
وأُمي تناولني صدرها
وتموتُ أمامي
بنسمةِ عنبر؟