Badr Shakir al-Sayyab

(1926-1964)

Badr Shakir al-Sayyab Poems

1. Rain Song 9/10/2013
2. The River and The Death 9/12/2013
3. Day Has Gone 9/21/2013
4. The Wilt Of Rosebay's Flowers 9/10/2013
5. The Drowned Temple 9/12/2013
6. O, The Loneliness Of The Soul 9/11/2013
7. Burning 5/5/2014
8. Before The Gate Of The God 5/5/2014
9. The Mother And The Lost Child 9/11/2013
10. The Chillness And The Hissing Sound Of Fire 9/10/2013
11. For I Am A Stranger 5/5/2014
12. An Ode To Revolutionary Iraq 5/6/2014
13. Return To Jaykur 9/21/2013
14. The Journey Of Job -2 9/13/2013
15. The Genesis of Job 9/10/2013
16. A Strange Man Nearby The Gulf 9/13/2013
17. City Of Sinbad 5/8/2014
18. Myths 9/11/2013

The Drowned Temple

Horses nigh and harbours wait the sunset
Masts reflect rosy sunbeams blood alike!
Lanterns glimmer behind shabby tavern widows
The drink makes him as if an idol
Motionless he fears from the bottle…
He eavesdrops to the sound of choppy waves
Coming through the tavern window,
Shivery pop-eyed he talks on whispering…
Old aged man gulps cup after cup

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