Beirut, The Mistress of the World

Rise from under the rubble

Like a flower of Almond in April

Get over your sorrow

Since revolution grows in the wounds of grief

Rise in honor of the forests,

Rise in honor of the rivers

Rise in honor of humankind

Rise, O Beirut!

Nizar Qabbani, ‘Beirut, The Mistress of the World’. 

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