lundi 13 octobre 2003

Egyptian poetry

I'm studying for my midterm tomorrow morning and I came across a poem I meant to post a long time ago. It'll make you chuckle because it's so typical of guys (*note: typical - doesn't mean all guys are like this).

Okay because of copyright issues which I do not wish to infringe upon, I will give a quick commentary of the poem. It's called "Joyful Even Without Beer" and it's basically a love poem that an Egyptian guy writes from way back when. He talks about how glad he is when he sees her, and how his heart jumps. And then as he writes about kissing this girl, he says that he is happy even without beer (from "When Egypt Ruled the East" by George Steindorff and Keith C. Seele, p. 125). Haha :)