“DO NOT ASK ME” – NIZAR QABBANI

Hey You!
“DO NOT ASK ME”

Do not ask me the name of my love,

I fear for you,

from the fragrance of perfume contained in a bottle,

if you smashed it, drowning you, in spilled scent .

By God, if you even croaked a letter,

Lilacs would pile up on the paths

Do not look for it here in my chest

I have left it to run with sunset,

You can see it in the laughter of Doves in the flutter of butterflies

In the ocean ,in the breathing of dales and in the song of every nightingale,

in the tears of winter, when winter cries

in the giving of a generous cloud…

NIZAR QABBANI

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s