Treasure Island

Ibrahim Ibn Salma


Song


There is a song
We must sing –

No music,
No lyrics,
No scores,
No opus
Can convey its
Magnificence.

*

We must bite it,
Chew it,
Eat it,
And ponder its
Silence.

No,
We must live in it,
Like Jonah in the whale,
Cover our bodies with
Its shrouds of death,
Revive its existence
From beneath the ashes.

*

Yes,
We must die before we die
For the song of
Love.

Submitted: Thursday, April 04, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 11, 2013

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