Navroz Mubarak. Happy New Year. Annual poem below.
Technorati Tags: Navroz
On the Festival of Nawruz
When I compose a poem in praise of you,
I feel inspired and my speech becomes refined.
But if I wish to praise someone other than you,
I’m tongue-tied and my speech disproves the lie.
Because you are born for grace and eminence,
and such gifts are indeed innate to your nature,
your honour is the dawn, your face a bright star,
and your right hand pours rain upon the creation.
You are the light from which we seek illumination,
the gracious beloved for whom ransom is given.
Through you, our days of tyranny turn to order,
and the indomitable, treacherous time is humbled.
If Nawruz is a festival of joy and delight,
it is through your light that it has come to be so.
So live long! Bring glory and prosperity to the times;
if they do not prosper by you, may they be ruined!
O son of the Prophet, God’s blessings be on you!
You are a time-tested sword to fight life’s sorrows.
–– Amir Tamim al-Fatimi