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> My Olive Tree - poem by Hanna Issa
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> Beit Dajan Wedding Song
> Hanan Ashrawi: Metamorphosis
> To Mar Saba: a poem
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> Olive Trees, Oum Kalthoum, and Jasmine Blossoms
> Song from Artas
> Olive Tree - poem from Beit Jala
On politeness, polish and praiseworthy manners
- Speech shows the character of the speaker.
- Neither be brittle and be broken nor soft and be squeezed.
- None assumes pride except the son of the base person.
- Be the son of whomever you wish, but acquire politeness; its praise will spare your having a good genealogy.
- Oh, you who are going away, increase your good deeds.
- There should not be greetings to people eating their food.
- None, except the virtuous, will eat the leftovers.
- The good word extracts the snake from its den.
- Go sweetly and come back sweetly (i.e. do not overstay your welcome.)
- No reply is a reply.
- Receive me well and do not give me lunch.
On human relations, as kinship, neighborliness and friendship
- Birds of feather flock together.
- Your close neighbor is better than your distant brother.
- The Prophet (Muhammad) recommended that even the seventh neighbor should be taken care of.
- Choose the neighbor before choosing a house.
- Paradise without people is not to be trodden on.
- Search your house seven times before accusing your neighbor.
- Reproach your neighbor but do not lose him.
- The maternal uncle remains but the paternal uncle goes away.
- A friend in need is a friend indeed.
- You may have a brother not born of your mother.
- Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.
- None is dearer than the son of the grandson.
- My heart is with my son and my son's heart is with the stone.
The leg creeps to the place it likes. -
On human characteristics such as skepticism, contentment and others
- A natural trait overcomes an acquired one.
- Nature is stronger than nurture.
- A natural trait applied by the (mother's) milk does not change until death (lit. the shroud)
- He who is brought up on something will grow old with it.
- Obstinacy is blasphemy.
- A spring that trickles is better than an interrupted one.
- Contentment is an inexhaustible treasure.
- He who sees the plight of others will feel his plight eased.
- If lying saves you, truth will save you more.
- The rope of lying is short.
- He who seeks to fulfill all his desire will lose it all.
- Greed separates and does not unite.
- The quarrel was not because of a pomegranate, but because hearts were full of rancor.
- Some suspicion is sinful.
- Severing necks is more tolerable than severing one's means of livelihood.
- Evil is a spark.
- Be at a distance from evil and sing for it.
- Evil is not to be followed up.
- He commits the wrong things and lurks in corners.
- Envy is a self-consuming fire if it does find what to consume.
- The envious person does not gain ascendancy.
- Be jealous instead of being envious.
Source:"Bethlehem, The Immortal Town" by Giries Elali
Source: Bethlehem, The Immortal Town" by Giries Elali