The Anthem of Agony – Malek Saleh , Iraqi poet

 

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Written by: Malek Saleh , Iraqi poet

Translated by: Fathia Asfour, Palestinian poet & translator

 

The Anthem of Agony

 

Be with me, my Princess !

Do not fear

On the walls of the soul

you I’ve engraved

since your love deep dived

into the depths of mine

 

To my screams

do  respond and  do turn back

Do not let

the nightmare of regret

accompany me

 

My words abandoned me

They chase you to make you hear

the anthems of agony I bear

 

With my tears

the distances I will reduce

and by the boat of my eyelashes

I will sail to you

 

Silence no longer has sense

Listen to my heart !

cheering up your love

at the top of its pulses.

 

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