Treasure Island

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

Rain Song

Your eyes are two palm tree forests in early light,
Or two balconies from which the moonlight recedes
When they smile, your eyes, the vines put forth their leaves,
And lights dance . . . like moons in a river
Rippled by the blade of an oar at break of day;
As if stars were throbbing in the depths of them . . .
And they drown in a mist of sorrow translucent
Like the sea stroked by the hand of nightfall;
The warmth of winter is in it, the shudder of autumn,

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