Some of Them Live with You

by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

Some of them meet you
in the dark corners of the world
Some remain hidden

Some harbour revenge
or plot their escape
as they gallop down the valley of the wind
Some linger at the foot of a mountain
exposed to the elements
Some owned your heart
Some slaughtered it
Some stripped you naked

Some: me and you

The literal translation of this poem was made by Atef Alshaer

The final translated version of the poem is by Sarah Maguire


  1. February 9th, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Kerridwen says:

    I love this poem, the imagery is wonderful. Will definitely read more of this poet's work.


  2. December 3rd, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Olem says:

    Alsadig is the best poet from sudan. thanks for translating his poems. This is beautiful.

  3. December 2nd, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Buck says:

    Poems like this just make me want to visit your website even more.