by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

Poetry - may you be a green body.
May you be a language
in which I wander
with my wings and my self.
Be the inspiration of my tongue,
so that I may pasture
the tribes of my voice - though they are silent.

and alone, I see
you will not be
a green body.
You were neither
a good master, to be bought,
nor the muse.
My longed for delirium, my memory.

The literal translation of this poem was made by Hafiz Kheir

The final translated version of the poem is by The Poetry Translation Workshop


  1. November 17th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

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  2. November 10th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    ghani says:

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  3. October 31st, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Shilpa Das says:

    Profound! Perfect blend of sentiment and felicity of expression.