Hidden Love, Apparent tears

An anonymous gem from Andalusia

 

Translation

Passion is hidden, while my tears reveal it
it is dying while my love revives it

 

My slender torturer
all beauties have been combined in her

 

As if, in her beauty, she were Joseph’s face
and as if, in my sadness, I were like his father

 

O, you who burns with fire the face of her love
wait, for my tears will drown it

 

My body is scorched by love, and all my limbs
Watch over my heart, for you are in it

 

If those in love with you deny my love
then I am love, and the son of love, and its brother

 

 

Original

أخفي الهوى ومدامعي تبديه
وأميته وصبابتي تحييه

ومعذبي حلو الشمائل أهيف
قد جمعت كل المحاسن فيه

فكأنه بالحسن صورة يوسف
وكأنني بالحزن مثل أبيه

يا محرقا بالنار وجه محبه
مهلاً فإن مدامعي تطفيه

أحرق بها جسدي وكل جوارحي
واحرص على قلبي فإنك فيه

إن أنكر العشاق فيك صبابتي
فأنا الهوى وابن الهوى وأخيه

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