Two loves become one





My heart had various longings,
    but since seeing you, they’ve all become one
My envied mine envier became, and
    I became the Lord of mankind, since my lord you became
I left everyone to their world and their religion
    busy with my love for you, oh my world and my religion
You lit two fires in my liver:
    one between my ribs and the other between my guts.





كانـت لقلبي أهواءٌ مفرّقــة              فاستجمعَتْ مـُذْ راءَتـْك العين أهوائي
فصار يحسدني من كنت احسده         وصرتُ مولى الورى مُذْ صرتَ مولائي
ما لامني فيك أحبابي و أعدائي                   إلّـا لغفلتهم عن عظـم بلوائــــي
تركتُ للناس دنياهم و دينهـم                  شغلاً بحبـّك يا ديني و دنيائــــي
أشعلتَ في كبدي نارين واحدة              بين الضلوع و أخرى بين أحشائــي




I came to know love through your love
   I’ve closed my heart to all but you
I whispered to you who sees the secrets of hearts
     while none of us see you
I love you with two loves, one of passion
   and one because it is your due
As for the love of passion
   it busies me with your remembrance apart from all but you
As for the love that is your due
   it lifts the veils form me until I see you
And I’m not to praise for this or that
  But praise is yours for this and that
I love you with two loves, one of passion
   and one because it is your due


عَرَفْتُ الهَوى مُذ عَرَفْتُ هواك
وأغْلَقْتُ قَلْبي عَلىٰ مَنْ عَاداكْ
وقُمْتُ اُناجِيـكَ يا مَن تـَرىٰ
خَفايا القُلُوبِ ولَسْنا نراك
أحِبُكَ حُبَيْنِ حُبَ الهَـوىٰ
وحُبْــاً لأنَكَ أهْـل ٌ لـِذَاك
فأما الذي هُوَ حُبُ الهَوىٰ
فَشُغْلِي بذِكْرِكَ عَمَنْ سـِواكْ
وامّـا الذي أنْتَ أهلٌ لَهُ
فَلَسْتُ أرىٰ الكَوْنِ حَتىٰ أراكْ
فلا الحَمْدُ في ذا ولا ذاكَ لي
ولكنْ لكَ الحَمْدُ فِي ذا وذاك

أحِبُكَ حُبَيْنِ حُبَ الهَـوىٰ
وحُبْــاً لأنَكَ أهْـل ٌ لـِذَاك
31 Afgan-India abad-16 h-71


Ibrahim Ferrer



Two gardenias for you;
With them I wish to say:
I love you, I adore you, my love.

Place all your attention on them,
because they are your heart
and mine.

Two gardenias for you
that will have all the warmth
of a kiss.
Of those kisses that I gave you
and that you shall never find
in the warmth of another love.

Beside you they will live
and they will talk to you
as when you are with me.
And you will even believe
that they say to you: “I love you.”

But if one evening,
my love’s gardenias
should happen to die
it’s because they have discovered
that you have betrayed me
because there is another love.

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Dos gardenias para ti
Con ellas quiero decir
Te quiero, te adoro, mi vida.
Ponles toda tu atención
Porque son tu corazón y el mío.

Dos gardenias para ti
Que tendrán todo el calor de un beso
De esos besos que te di
Y que jamás encontraras
En el calor de otro querer.

A tu lado vivirán y te hablarán
Como cuando estás conmigo
Y hasta creerás
Que te dirán te quiero

Pero si un atardecer
Las gardenias de mi amor se mueren
Es porque han adivinado
Que tu amor se ha marchitado
Porque existe otro querer





2 thoughts on “Two loves become one

  1. To whom it may concern,

    This is one of the most beautiful blogs I have come across. I spent 3 hours of time I should have spent elsewhere, lost in its beauty. But, who claimed that the path of love was made for the industrious? And, yes, I enjoyed every second. I just want to say thank you for that! May Allah bless your taste and please don’t stop.

    Overt admirer,

  2. only beauty
    could have burnt
    her palms
    and give such

    Thank you for sharing such beauty with us, it is so needed in this world.

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