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Sunday, April 26, 2015

We have just arrived at the entrance of Arabia

Amir Darwish

We are at the entrance of Arabia
Where smells of spices walk in our heads
Lose themselves in our brains’ streets
And dissolve into crowd of notions
As we blink to one another in agreement.

The world vanishes into our shimmering eyes
Where reflections show men of steel falling into
Lines of honour
We stare lengthy into each other.

My Habiby
It’s dawn at the gates of our hearts
Let sit
Break the fast
By the bank of our arteries.

We need hairless seedless skins
To empty our sentimental tongues and
Water love to watch it grow
Then see it fade into our souls forever.

Sweet heart
Let’s halt ships of honour
When they depart the flood of tears
Then let them loose into
The pool of your eyes.

Let see how much you can take into your
Carefully crafted shrine
As we both truthfully speak nonsense
Fall out of reality
And into love again and again.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this, Amir. I'm normally cautious about poems of loose free verse which carry on for over 20 or so lines and am always wary of sentiment (or sentimentality) in poetry, but this one overcame all my prejudices. I liked the warmth, the enclosing atmosphere.