LONELINESS POEMS

THE WORLD MIRROR / SHAKE HEARTS
24.6.2017

 

Alone
I stood before the sea
I felt it more
I was about to hug it
But it withdrew
Ashamed of my loneliness

 

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My coffee is cold
Really cold
Like your fingers
When looking for something
In the night bed
While you are alone

 

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I am the last light
In the city
I still pass the darkness
Among the ghosts

 
 

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.