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  • Mahir 6:12 am on September 15, 2015 Permalink |
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    Transition Lab 

    Transition Lab

    is a school that teaches people to meet their basic needs through relationship. Our students learn how to grow their own food, create affordable housing, develop small businesses, and live in community. The result is a living Laboratory where graduates are empowered to discover what they love, develop their gifts, and Transition our future for the better. Transition Lab is an opportunity to make fundamentally different choices in our lives so that we can create the more beautiful world that we’ve dreamed of. 

    Transition Lab is a gap year program that teaches students skills to create a resilient future. Our curriculum covers Organic gardening, permaculture, green architecture, sustainability, conflict mediation, meditation, affordable housing, and more.

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    A wonderful group of people, with a task that is a must for any local community! in the words of Spock the Volcan, “Live long and prosper!”
     
     

     
    • Mahir 10:37 pm on July 5, 2015 Permalink |
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      Andalusian Muwashah – Ayuha as-Saqi – موشح أيها الساقي 

      This is an Andalusian Muwashah written by Ibn Zuhr. Here it is performed by Lebanese singer Fadia Tunb Al-Haj.

      (Ayuha as-Saqi) Oh bearer of the cup,
      Our laments are for your ears,
      We called you, but you hear us not.

      Many a drinking companion
      have I loved for his friendly face.
      And from his hands I drank #wine!
      When he awoke from his drunkenness,
      he drew the wines kin to him and sat up!
      Four time he served the wine to me, from four goblets.

      (Ayuha as-Saqi) Oh bearer of the cup,
      Our laments are for your ears,
      We called you, but you hear us not.

      The branch of a willow bent down;
      One who loved the twig, died of his passion.
      Trembling in his heart; weakened in his strength.
      When he thought of separation, he wept.
      Mourn for him who wept for,
      Something which happened not.

      (Ayuha as-Saqi) Oh bearer of the cup,
      Our laments are for your ears,
      We called you, but you hear us not.
      Why did my eye go blind at a glance?
      By your side, it denies the light of the moon.
      If you so desire, listen to my tale:
      My eyes went blind, because they wept too long.
      A part of me wept with me,
      About another.

      (Ayuha as-Saqi) Oh bearer of the cup,
      Our laments are for your ears,
      We called you, but you hear us not.
      I possess neither patience nor endurance!
      Why do they accuse me so much?
      They reject the complaint under which I suffer.
      My condition is lamentable: the weakness of despair and humiliation of passion!

      (Ayuha as-Saqi) Oh bearer of the cup,
      Our laments are for your ears,
      We called you, but you hear us not.
      A burning heart and flowing tears,
      Confess to an error but are not accepted.
      Oh wash away what I describe to you.
      My love for you has grown and grown.
      Do not say: I want your love

      موشح “أيها الساقي” لابن زهر، بصوت المطربة اللبنانية فادية طنب الحاج.

      أيها الساقي إليكَ المشتكَى
      قد دعوناك وان لم تسمعِ
      ونديمٍ همتُ في غُـرّتِهِ
      وبشرب ِ الراح ِ من راحتِه
      كلما استيقظ من سُكرَتِهِ
      جذبَ الزقَّ اليهِ واتـّكا
      وسقاني أربَعـًا في أربَع ِ
      غصنُ بان ٍمالَ من حيثُ النوى
      ماتَ من يهواه من فرط ِالجوى
      خَفِقُ الأحشاء ِ مرهونُ القوى
      كلما فكـر في البين ِ بكى
      ويحه يبكي لما لم يقـع ِ
      مال لعيني عَشِـيَتْ بالنظر ِ
      أنكرَتْ بعدكَ ضوءَ القمر ِ
      فإذا ما شئتَ فاسمَعْ خبري
      دَمِيَتْْ عينايَ من طول ِ البكى
      وبكى بعضي على بعضي معي
      غـصـنُ بانٍ مال من حيثُ استوى
      بات مَنْ يهواه من فـرطِ الـجَوَى
      خفقُ الأحشاء موهونُ القُوى
      كلـما فكـّر في البـيـن ِ بكى
      ويحه يبكي لـِمَا لم يـَقـَعِ
      ليس لي صبـرٌ ولا لي جَلَـدُ
      يالـقومي عذلوا واجتهدوا
      أنكروا شكوايَ ممّا أجـِدُ
      مثلُ حالي حقـُّها أنْ تشـتـكـي
      كـمدَ اليأس ِ وذُلَّ الطَـمَعِ
      كبـدِي حرّى ودمعي يكـِفُ
      تعرفُ الذنبَ ولا تعتـرِفُ
      أيـها المعرِضُ عما أصِـفُ
      قد نما حُبـِّي بقلبي وزكا
      لا تـخـلْ في الحبِّ إنـّي مدَّعِـي

       
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