وكانت خيله للحق غابا

Discussion in 'العربية (Arabic)' started by sara-lingo, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. sara-lingo Senior Member

    English
    Hi,

    Back again with Shawqi's qaseeda.

    وكان بيانه للهدي سبلاً
    وكانت خيله للحق غابا
    وعلّمنا بناء المجد حتى
    أخذنا إمرة الأرض اغتصابا

    What does the green part mean?

    Thanks
     
  2. elroy

    elroy Motley mod

    Chicago, IL
    US English/Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    It's literally saying "And his horses were forests for the truth." This source suggests that "forests" may be a reference to the great number of horses he had and to their interconnectedness - like the trees of a forest, I suppose, which are usually abundant and interconnected in a way that forms a unified whole (the forest).
     

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