by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

King of the distant cries
Companion of screaming and silence -
Who saw you?

Who saw the blood on your roads?
Who prepared the watch and the spectacle of fear? 
Who built the walls and threw a guard around them?
Who made the world die in the space of a word?

Memories of cities - fall
Expectations - fall
Histories of forgery - fall 

The literal translation of this poem was made by Atef Alshaer

The final translated version of the poem is by Sarah Maguire


  1. May 11th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Sinbad says:

    thats nice( :