Kazim Ali

(1971 / United Kingdom)

Kazim Ali Poems

1. Dear J. 3/25/2014
2. Sleep Door 3/25/2014
3. Marble Hill 3/25/2014
4. Hymn 3/25/2014
5. Bright Felon Dvd Extra/Alternate Ending 3/25/2014
6. Speech 3/25/2014
7. Prayer 3/25/2014
8. The Fortieth Day 3/25/2014
9. Ramadan 3/25/2014
10. Home 11/30/2015
11. Autobiography 3/25/2014
12. Open House 3/25/2014
13. Renunciation 3/25/2014
14. Rain 3/25/2014
Best Poem of Kazim Ali

Rain

With thick strokes of ink the sky fills with rain.
Pretending to run for cover but secretly praying for more rain.

Over the echo of the water, I hear a voice saying my name.
No one in the city moves under the quick sightless rain.

The pages of my notebook soak, then curl. I've written:
'Yogis opened their mouths for hours to drink the rain.'

The sky is a bowl of dark water, rinsing your face.
The window trembles; liquid glass could shatter into rain.

I am a dark bowl, waiting to be filled.
If I open my mouth now, I could drown in the rain.

I ...

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