Poems

At the Door of a Lonely Heart

1

I am not alone -
the truth is
I befriended my loneliness

2

He's satisfied with a pinch of salt on his daily bread
with a little of you at night
with a short night
with you asleep on dream's shoulder
with a brief dream
with you walking on sleep's shore
with a light sleep
that sways between the keening of the nai
and the clanging of goat bells

3

If God gave the sun the weekend off
people would know how you shine all the time
even though I am the only one who notices

4

It is a blank wall,
an old wall -
a heart burdened by drought and clay:
write your name here,
but don't pierce it with nails

5

Be careful with his limbs:
mend him with fine yarn
and don't rip his hem,
gather up his stray threads,
and squeeze him gently
when he is wet -
even if he seems like just an old shirt,
really, he is a heart

6

Like a flag 
flying  in a free country
you are waving in my heart

7

Who wept on the breast of the other?
Only the wet shirt
knows the answer

8 Comments

1 hussein

elegant translation and smart style.

passionate content and simple sentences but charged with passion.

2 Miss Al Jaberi

Very nice words both in Arabic & English. I was

looking for something like this for Allah knows

how long. Thanks to you now I can complete

my project of course with refernece to

I will make sure to read the other poems as

well, they have delicious meanings there.

3 Murabbi Mustapha

This is nice and such interesting poem.

4 Mahesh Rao

Dear Mr. Jabiri, Nice poems. Heart touching. It intersts more and more read again. we expect more number of poems from you in future. Regards, Mahesh Rao (Indian)

5 Wallaby

I’m lonely. And this makes me cry:.(

6 ????? ?? ?????

I am really loving the poems on your web site. Thanx!

7 lana

very amazing poems, only LOVe which i can say

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