QUESTIONS BY SOLIMAN AL-SHEIKH HUSAIN

THE WORLD MIRROR / SHAKE HEARTS
8.7.2017

 

Who knocks the
Door?
In such a pain
Except her heart’s beat
Who guards my desire’s intuitions?
Except her hand
Who delivers me to the water paradise?
Except her clouds
While she still primps her face
To a new morning

 

 

I will trick the morning
With a smile
Since
It passes by the killer’s face
As in the child’s face
And does not say a word
Why?!

 

 

How the homeland
Can be coincidence
Where time passes by
Leaving the devil seeds
To grow in such a strange way

 

 

How can I let the words walk?
When I do not have my head
It is not yet back
From its inspection of the beloved ones tour

 

Poems Soliman al-Sheikh Husain, 2016-2017. Translation from Arabic Shurouk Hammoud, 2017.

Shake hearts column publishes poetry in three languages. Photo by Hanna Hirvonen.