Saadi Youssef

(Basra)

A Shiver Poem by Saadi Youssef


Hold me, comfort me
The stones are nothing but pain tonight
Hold me to your breast
so that I ramble:
The stars are gray as ash
and the road to them
is ablaze with light.

Translated by Khaled Mattawa

Submitted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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  • Rookie - 9 Points Mary Morstan (9/21/2013 8:22:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem by one amazing poet - so glad to see these poems posted here - thanks. (Report) Reply

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