Ha Derderin Carrada! – Don’t Strike Against the Soil! ( Somali & English)

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Ha Derderin Carrada!

Haw dayrin naftayda!
Hay dhigin daleel nacab!
Duufaan jacayl iyo
Wahsi haygu dayrin!
Duulkaan la habaabiyo
Da’day hayga reebine!
Oo doqonka reeride,
Nabsi hayga doonnine!

Ha derderin carrada, ha duulin!
Ha degdegine joog, nala joog! / Iska joog!
Dalka lama nebcaadee,
Dibedaha lamaba jeclaadee.

Doofaarka ficil li’i baa
Dabka loogu ridayaa,
Daa’imo carruurtuna
Inay ficilka garatee,
Aniguna ku doortoo
Kuma dayn karaayee,
Nacas duunyo haystiyo
Qoqon hayga raacine!

Ha derderin carrada, ha duulin!
Ha degdegine joog, nala joog! / Iska joog!
Dalka lama nebcaadee,
Dibedaha lamaba jeclaadee.

Aniguba daraaddaa
Dibedaha wareegoo,
Dadku wayla yaabuu
Doqon ii maleeyee,
Qalbigii ku doortaa
Nabarkii damqanayaa,
Dumar haygu noqonnine,
Waa in aad dadaashaa!

Ha derderin carrada, ha duulin!
Ha degdegine joog, nala joog! / Iska joog!
Dalka lama nebcaadee,
Dibedaha lamaba jeclaadee.

Don’t Strike Against the Soil!

Don’t disown or refuse me!
Don’t hurl me in a hole with enemies!
Don’t keep me alone and away from you
With love’s dangerous storms!
Don’t push me towards people
Who walk a darker path!
I’m a dolt who’ll bend to your wishes:
Don’t sin by making me sin!

Don’t strike against the soil, don’t fly!
Don’t hurry in haste: stay, just stay!
It isn’t right to despise one’s country,
I don’t deserve to be loved and left.

The pig won’t defy others
so at death it goes to hell –
this demonstrates why children
must defend their families.
I’ve chosen you, my dear.
I can’t let you desert me,
for that dumb, rich man,
for some dull stooge!

Don’t strike against the soil, don’t fly!
Don’t hurry in haste: stay, just stay!
It isn’t right to despise one’s country,
I don’t deserve to be loved and left.

t’s due to you
I’ve roamed directionless.
People were dismayed –
thought I was duped,
But my heart’s decided on you:
Feel the tender damage,
Let me know I can depend
On you to try your damnedest!

Don’t strike against the soil, don’t fly!
Don’t hurry in haste: stay, just stay!
It isn’t right to despise one’s country
I don’t deserve to be loved and left.

SOURCE: Poetry Translation Center