Google today celebrates the 79th birthday of poet Lebanese Ounsi el-Hajj

Google today celebrates the 79th birthday of poet Lebanese Ounsi el-Hajj

Google today celebrates the 79th birthday of poet Lebanese Ounsi el-Hajj

El-Hajj was known for his hugely popular works of poetry, including Lan, Is This You or the Tale? along with the Banquet.
But he's also revered for his are a translator after bringing Shakespeare's plays to millions more folks by translating them into Arabic.

His work is rooted in Arab politics and culture, but it celebrates global citizenship and the borderless joys of nature also.
In his poem "Is This You or the Tale?" el-Hajj travels from the fifth century to Beirut's Golden Age, settling somewhere timeless:
The poem reads: "So that as my age / is counted in years, / likewise I wander outside this necklace / like drops of pearl."

The doodle, celebrating El-Hajj's birth date in South Lebanon in 1937, will be observed in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine,Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United and tunisia Arab Emirates.



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