WISHES

THE WORLD MIRROR / SHAKE HEARTS
2.5.2017

 

I want to end the war

Between me

And my shadow

None of us

Will prevail

Over the other

We are together

Either defeated

Or vice versa

*****

I want a brake

I do need it

But I afraid

No one would guard my memory

*****

Lend me a moment of safety

I will give you tears in change

The ones which have been hanged

For eons

In the folds of the heart

 

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

Shake Hearts column publishes poetry in three languages.