Ilham Ahmed

I Know You

I know you
The shadow of a certain sacrifice;
Miracles, you are all miracles.

I know you
Tactile and the rest is silence;
You have a singular destiny.

I know you
The distant mysteries of intimate beings;
You are an unforgiving puzzle.

I know you
An inopportune poet;
You will die distorted.

I know you
Next to the scripts of debt,
You are just a vagrant face.

I know you
Plain in pain,
What’s your name?

Submitted: Sunday, April 01, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, December 07, 2011

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Comments about this poem (I Know You by Ilham Ahmed )

  • Rookie Greenwolfe 1962 (3/5/2009 8:41:00 PM)

    I thought I understood it up until the last verse, though the individual name is
    not important. It still means there is something more here than I understood.
    I don't like the distance between lines. It makes the reading more difficult.

    GW62 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mahfuza Hussain (6/24/2007 2:19:00 AM)

    you see mountains as mountains and rivers as rivers. but through understanding they become more than what you saw them before. funny thing is after enlightment they are once more just seen as mountains and rivers...when our mind is ready we can penetrate infinite depth in a moment and we think we discovered the deeper meaning. so wherez the depth then? by the way I like this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 334 Points Patti Masterman (4/1/2007 7:27:00 PM)

    This one too, is strange, indecipherable, but possessing an unearthly loveliness. (Report) Reply

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