Recited by Ḥājj Dākōn and recorded by Sam Liebhaber at the Khalīj Hotel, al-Ghaydha, October 7, 2003.
|1) kōbī maḫḫəlīḳ yṣawber // we-śśəǧwē ḏ-beh yḫeyfeh||I used to think that man could endure // and hide the distress that is in him|
|2) śefh maḫḫəlīḳ bhīmet // ʾōker ḏe-ryēḥ yneyfeh||But it turns out that man is pitiful // a dusty whirl of wind will banish him|
|3) w-ekkdeyt men emḥabbeh // tesdidh we-tkeyfeh||Or a biting word from a lover // is enough for him and suffices.|
|4) mōna yeḥmōl ereddet // men essehb ḏēd yźeyfeh||Who can stand against the force // of a wave that surges around him,|
|5) sehb ḏe-rwōrem ṯ̣ōlem // ʾām ber ḳeyṣef beh yǧeyfeh||A wave from the overpowering seas // that, if it bears down on him, will flip him over?|
|6) we-ylūbed beh śrōyer // ʾamḳ ḏe-mkəsēr yseyfeh||It turns [his boat] to splinters, // rolling it into the deeps of a dangerous channel|
|7) ʾār w-reḥmōn eḫḫōreǧ / heh yḳawder we-yheyfeh||And then only The Merciful may pull him out // and is able to revive him.|