There was once a legendary Egyptian poet that was named Ahmed Shawqy, he is Egypt’s number one poet and his poems are considered gems in the Egyptian and the Arab literature. But since this not the time of legends, we have a new comer with the same name, but he sings and not write poetry.
Ahmed Shawqy, the poet wrote many loved poems for Egypt, Ahmed Shawqy the singer, is singing for Egypt and telling us how much this land has given him. It’s one of the wise Egyptian songs, in the fashion of JFK’s infamous speech….ask not what one’s country can do for you, but what one can do for one’s country.
As goes the song, the country does not need singing, it just needs us to raise up and stand close to it.
Ahmed Shawqy – Masr El Tayebah / أحمد شوقي – مصر الطيبة