Kazem Al-Saher - Qooli Ohiboka (Say 'I Love You')
Qooli ohiboka, kay tazeeda wasamati
(Tell me, "I Love You", so my beauty may increase)
Fa be ghairi hobiki la akoono jameelan.
(For without your love, I can't be beautiful)
Qooli ohiboka kay taseera asabi-ee thahaban
(Tell me, "I Love You", so my fingers can turn to gold)
Wa tosbeha jabhti qindeelan.
(And my brow can light up like a candle)
Al ana qooliha! Wala tataradadi.
(Say it now! And do not hesitate)
Ba'thol hawa la yaqbalo ta'jeela
(For some love cannot stand to wait)
Sa oghayiro el takwima law ahbabtini,
(I would change the calendar if you loved me,)
Amho fosoolan aw odifo fesoolan.
(Erase seasons, or add seasons)
Wa sayantahi el asr el qadimo ala yadi,
(The old period would end under my hands)
We oqeemo asimatan nisa-ee badilan.
(And I would establish a kingdom of women in its place)
Malikon ana law tosbihina habibati.
(I would be a king if you were my lover)
Aghzo el shimoosa marakiban wa khoyoolan.
(I would invade the suns with ships and horses)
La takhjali mini fa hazthihi forsati,
(Do not be shy from me for this is my opportunity)
Le akoona baynal ashikina rasoolan.
(To be among the lovers a prophet)