Badr Shakir al-Sayyab

(1926-1964)

Poems of Badr Shakir al-Sayyab

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

The River and The Death

Buwaib , Oh Buwaib ,
Bells of a lighthouse lost at the bottom of the sea ,
Water is in the pots , and the sunset in the trees ,
The pots ooze bells of rain ,
Their crystal melts away in wailing .

Buwaib , Oh Buwaib !
Sympathy for you , Buwaib darkens in my blood ,
Sad like rain , O my river ,

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