DARKNESS POEMS

THE WORLD MIRROR / SHAKE HEARTS
24.5.2017
 

In such a flood

Prophet Noah

Had to build the ship

 

*****

 

Someone

Is trying to write poetry

To haunt a woman

 

*****

 

You are the one

Who is invited every time

To the crying party

 

*****

 

The remaining steps

Of my body

Are not enough

To reach you

 

*****

 

I found

The needle

You had lost

Then looked for it long

It grew in the shade

Until it became a tree

 
 
 

Poems Soliman al-Sheikh Husain, 2016-2017. Translation from Arabic Shurouk Hammoud, 2017. Photo by Hanna Hirvonen.

Shake Hearts column publishes poetry in three languages.