Shawqi wa-Ana: Diwan al-Tuyur (Arabic) by Ahmad Shawqi, Illustrated by M. Baalbaki
Shawqi and Me : Poetry of the Birds'. A selection of poems by the Prince of Poets, Ahmad Shawqi (1868-1932, Egypt), with birds as the heroes - the lark - the king of the crows - the dove... Famous for his wonderful modern poetry, Shawqi also composed poetic stories, told by animals and showing wisdom in the manner of the tales of 'Kalilah wa Dimna' and 'Aseop Fables'. Easy to read and memorize. Shawqi used the Qur'an, and Arabic proverbs and sayings as influences'
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