Shawqi wa-Ana: Diwan Safinat Nuh (Arabic) by Ahmad Shawqi, Illustrated by M. Baalbaki
'Shawqi and Me : Poetry of Noah's Ark'. A selection of poems by the Prince of Poets, Ahmad Shawqi (1868-1932, Egypt), about the animals that went on Noah's Ark. 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.