Elia Abu Madi

(1890-1957)

Elia Abu Madi
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Elia Abu Madi (also known as Elia D. Madey; Arabic: إيليا أبو ماضي‎ Īlyā Abū Māḍī [note 1]) (1889 or 1890 – 23 November 1957) was a Lebanese-American poet.
Abu Madi was born in the village of Al-Muhaydithah, now part of Bikfaya, Lebanon, in 1889 or 1890. At the age of 11 he moved to Alexandria, Egypt where he worked with his uncle.
In 1911, Elia Abu Madi published his first collection of poems, Tazkar al-Madi. That same year he left Egypt for the United States, where he settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1916 he moved to New York and began a career in journalism. In New York Abu Madi met and worked with a number of Arab-American poets including Khalil Gibran. He married the daughter ... more »

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O'Complainant

O you who complain without an illness
how will you do if you become really ill?
that who is the worst on earth
is that who look for leaving before it is the time
and that who see thorns in a rose but not see
the dewy crown above it
and he is a load upon life that ..
who see the life as a load for him!
and that who is empty from any beauty
will not see anything beautiful in this life!
so enjoy the morning as long as you in..
and don't fear its go before it goes
and when a worry visit your head
shorten the quest in it so it doesn't keep on
this had been ...

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